Payne’s net gain
LOADED Liam Payne is raking in more than £370,000 for a 20-minute gig.
His fee equates to around £18,500 for every minute of the singer’s “work”.
The 24-year-old will be paid the huge sum for singing four songs and having his picture taken at a launch party for a new product from an unknown brand. A source said the ex-One Direction man, who is worth at least £37million and has a child with Cheryl Tweedy, recently signed with US-based Talent Resources and has been paid half his fee up front.
Our source said: “It’s a great payday for a small amount of work.”
Stars such as Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jay Z can charge over £700,000 for 20-minute appearances.
And while Liam could have pushed for more, our source said he wants to form a “lucrative partnership” with the brand that could be worth up to £7.4million.
RAP superstar Jay Z’s jet service for mile-high rompers is ready for take off.
The US icon is launching a firm that lets mega-rich travellers hire aeroplanes at the touch of a button.
And he’s not bothered if his JetSmarter planes are booked for bonking at altitude.
Jay said: “Who knows what people get up to on a private jet? But if they pay their money it’s up to them – it ain’t none of my business.”
He added: “Within five years, if you have the money, you are going to be able to order a private jet as easy as you can order an Uber now.
“You need to be at New York for an urgent business meeting? No problem, your jet is waiting. You need to be in London to watch the Wimbledon final? No problem, your jet is waiting.
“You want to take you wife for a dinner in Paris? No problem, your jet is waiting. I guarantee you, this is the way the world is going. That’s why I am investing in it.”
As well as launching the jet set business and releasing his latest album 4:44 in June, Jay has been kept busy with new twins Rumi and Sir, who also arrived in June.
And the rapper, worth £600million, has been taking on nappy duties. He said: “You better believe I change diapers – that’s part of being a parent. You do what you have to do for your children.
“It’s important to be involved in that day-to-day stuff. That’s what creates that bond with your kids when they are young. I love changing their diapers. I’m a bit of an expert now.
“Providing material stuff is not being a parent, being there and getting your hands dirty is
being a parent.”
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JET SET: Jay Z says his Uber-style plane service is the future