NEXT time you check your payslip, try not to think about this collection of big earners.
Here, Katy Docherty and Amy Reading estimate some hourly rates of the rich and famous.
1. GEORGE CLOONEY – £3.6million an hour
THE Hollywood A-lister has a reported net worth of more than £400million.
But the actor, 61, only takes ethical jobs his lawyer wife Amal signs off on.
George revealed he once turned down £29million for eight hours’ work for an airline linked to a country with a dodgy human rights record.
He said: “I was offered 35million dollars for one day’s work for an airline commercial but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it’s not worth it.”
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2. PARIS HILTON – £2.5million an hour
HEIRESS to the Hilton Hotels fortune, Paris does not need to work to make money.
But somehow the socialite and reality telly star, 41, has become one of the highest-paid female DJs in the world.
She can reportedly command £830,000 for a 20-minute set on the turntables.
Paris has said: “I’m very proud. I’ve worked hard.”
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3. BEYONCE – £2.3million an hour
QUEEN BEY was paid a healthy £499,500 for her 13-minute half-time show at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Married to billionaire rapper Jay Z, the singer, 40, has said: “For some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do.
“I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a back seat?”
4. ED SHEERAN – £1million an hour
WORTH around £147million, the Suffolk singer is on the road with his Mathematics tour.
He earned £2.5million for each show of his 2017 Divide tour, for gigs lasting two and a half hours.
But Ed, 31, said: “A lot of my money goes to charity or children’s hospitals near where I live.
“I have enough to be comfortable, the rest goes to help people.”
5. LEWIS HAMILTON – £340,909 an hour
THE Formula One ace, 37, signed a two-year deal with Mercedes worth £45million per year.
Last year, he raced in 22 Grands Prix, with driving time averaging six hours per competition – or 132 in total.
He said: “The thing is, I never got into it for money.
“Of course it is great that that piles up. No problem. That is a bonus.”
6. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY – £250,000 an hour
THE Beatles legend, 80, wowed crowds at Glastonbury Festival with a two-hour headline set on the Pyramid Stage last month.
But the festival has a talent fee maxing out at £500,000 per performer, letting it give some of the cash it raises to charity instead.
So the top end Macca could have earned will be around £250k an hour.
7. ADELE – £250,000 an hour
THE singer’s cancelled Las Vegas residency was set to earn her £500,000 per show.
While Weekends With Adele never opened, Caesars Palace shows tend to have a two-hour running time.
While she missed out on those earnings, the Brit chart-topper, 34, is thought to be worth more than £180million.
8. JAMES CORDEN – £96,153 an hour
SINCE signing on for another two seasons of The Late Late Show, the funnyman has been raking it in.
His £15million deal has seen him present 234 of the 40-minute episodes of the US talk show over the past two years.
But the 43-year-old turned down a fresh £40million offer to keep going, having decided to return to Britain later this year.
9. CRISTIANO RONALDO – £15,000 an hour
THE veteran forward, 37, signed a £450,000-a-week contract with Manchester United last year.
Pro footballers work for an average of 30 hours a week including pre-season, training and matches.
He said in 2011: “My son is the most important thing in my life. After that, it’s the football that matters most.
“Money comes after that.”
10. KIM KARDASHIAN – £5,133 an hour
KIM, 41, boasts money-spinning underwear and skincare lines and is being paid handsomely for her reality series The Kardashians, filmed from September 2021 to January this year.
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Insiders say each family member filmed for ten to 12 hours a day, adding up to 1,344 hours per season.
Kim was reportedly paid £6.9million for the season by Hulu.