Sir Paul McCartney is an international music icon. He's one of the founding members of The Beatles and has gone on to be declared the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time" by Guinness World Records.
That being said, we can't imagine how much it costs to book him for a gig, which is exactly why our minds were blown when we found out what McCartney was paid to perform at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
According to sources, the singer was paid ONE
million dollars pound!
What!? That's it???
Believe it or not, ALL of the "top talent" were paid the same amount, as a spokesman explained:
"All of our top talent played for free. In order to have a contract you commit to a payment of a pound."
Hey Paul! How ’bout playing a few songs for our next birthday at that price too? Ha!
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