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How much money celebrities make just by showing up at clubs

Image 1of/29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 Scott Disick, reality TV star (ex-boyfriend of Kourtney Kadashian)Payment: $70,000 to $80,000 a night, during the peak of his fameSource: GQ Scott Disick, reality TV star (ex-boyfriend of Kourtney Kadashian)Payment: $70,000 to $80,000 a night, during the peak of his fameSource: GQ Image 2 of 29 Paris Hilton, reality TV star and Hilton heirPayment: Once split $4 million fee …

Would you pay big bucks to hang with this guy? You know that guy? He’s not a Kardashian but he has something to do with him. Yeah, that guy.

That guy is Scott Disick. A dude you probably don’t know unless you watched “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” He likes to party, and he did it so much that it eventually ended his longtime relationship with Kourtney Kardashian (he also went to rehab for alcohol abuse). 

But as GQ details in a story on how celebs get paid just for making an appearance at clubs – the partying lifestyle can be a hard one for minor stars to give up:

“He could pull $70,000 or $80,000 a night in the U.S. At one high point, he scored a $250,000 deal for a series of appearances in the UK.”

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Disick is one of the world’s best-known celebrity partiers. The practice is common at clubs from Houston to Las Vegas to major international cities. A celebrity earns mega bucks from club owners just by hanging out. (Provided they stay for, let’s say, an hour. Rapper Nicki Minaj allegedly failed to do that at a recent appearance and now faces a lawsuit from the club that wants their $236,000 fee back).  

The money-for-nothing trend kicked off Paris Hilton back in the early 2000s. The story notes that she now has to fly to places like Dubai to earn the lucrative six-figure contracts she picked up back in her heyday. Now it’s the Kardashian clan that seems to clean up (including Disick and Kim Kardashian’s ex, Ray J, who starred in a popular movie with the reality star).

But even fringe reality stars on seemingly made-up shows like ”Vanderpump Rules” and “Mob Wives” can earn five-figure paychecks for showing up. Some stars, those with actual musical talents, do sometimes give a short performance before cashing that check. But even those rates can be absurd.

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Houston-born superstar Beyonce Knowles once earned $2 million for a show on a private island for former dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s family. Another time Mariah Carey sang four tunes to the Gaddafi family for $1 million. (Both faced backlashes for their performances).

See the gallery above for a look at how much “famous” people reportedly earn just for showing up.

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