MONACO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Singer Tom Jones was paid a whopping $4.9 million for a one-off one-and-a-half hour charity concert to benefit the Red Cross. That works out to roughly $164,000 per song.
According to the UK newspaper, The Mirror,the 62nd Red Cross Ball was staged by the owners of Monte Carlo's hotels, casinos and restaurant owners at Monaco's Sporting Club. Attendees paid as much as $30,000 per table and the benefit raised more than $15 million to support relief operations in Tanzania and Haiti.
"It was a wonderful evening. Tom and his band played some of his greatest hits, including It's Not Unusual, Sex Bomb, Green, Green Grass Of Home and Kiss, and had everyone up on their feet dancing, throwing napkins and flowers at him during the crescendo." one attendee told the Mirror.
The fee paid to Jones beats most other competitors for the top fee for a one-off, high paying gig, including Beyonce's $1.78 million New Year's eve show and the £1.7 million paid to George Michael for a 75-minute gig. Only Elton John's $5.2 million private show for a female Russian tycoon beats Jone's Red Cross concert windfall. Jones reportedly donated a substanital portion of his performance fee to charity. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers