Singer Beyoncé has been identified as the highest paid performer at the minute throughout the world.
The star, who is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z, found herself in first place in the poll after winning a total of over U.S. $ 2 million for playing five songs at a party’s private New Year’s Day 2010, on the island of St. Barthelemy. This amount therefore equivalent to an income of nearly $ 115 000 USD for every minute she spent on stage.
In second place in this list is found the new mom Mariah Carey, who collected a total of just over one million for a series of four songs in a similar celebration held the year before on the same island, so a little over $ 71 000 USD for every minute on stage.
The third singer is Kylie Minogue, who received $ 53,000 USD per minute when she sang during the opening party of the Atlantis hotel in Dubai in November 2008.
The top five performers of the highest paid per minute is completed by singer Jennifer Lopez and the band The Rolling Stones.