Las Vegas’ Big Paydays

A look at some of the marque names — past and present — who broke the bank.

Last Updated: April 30, 2009 @ 3:38 PM

CELINE DION (Closed)

Show: A New Day

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Contract length: March ’03 to December ’07 

She banked: Over $100 million for more than 700 shows  

 

ELTON JOHN (Closed)

Show: The Red Piano

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Contract length: February ’04 to April ’09 

He banked: $96 million for 241 shows  

 

BARRY MANILOW

Show: Manilow: Music and Passion; Manilow: The Hits

Venue: Las Vegas Hilton

Contract length: February ’05 to Present

He banked: $60 million for 120 shows; $60 million for another 200 shows  

 

BETTE MIDLER

Show: Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Contract length: February ’08 to April ’10

She banked: $120 million for 200 shows  

 

CHER

Show: Cher at Ceasears Palace

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Contract length: May ’08 to December ’10

She banked: $60 million for 200 shows