Paris' party pay-day
09:30 17 May 2005
Paris Hilton charges a staggering £100,000 for a 20 minute party appearance.
The champagne socialite - who is heiress to the multi-million-dollar Hilton hotel empire - has also confessed to taking advantage of her huge following in Japan by demanding even more.
She admitted: "If it's in Japan I get more."
The blonde star - dubbed the new Donald Trump - is also cashing in by launching her own perfume, make-up and men's cologne range and - according to experts - is trading on her name in every way possible.
Professor Robert Thompson, a popular culture expert at Syracuse University, said: "Paris is genuinely a big star. She has become this amazing American success story."
Meanwhile, Paris claims the secret to getting rich is going to parties.
The beautiful heiress says if you want to succeed you have to stay up until the early hours of the morning socialising with the rich and famous and then languish in bed for as long as possible.
She revealed: "Never ever wake up before 10; never go to bed before three. Normal hours are for normal people. You never want to be normal."
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