Cheryl Cole gets half a million for 30-minute show in Cannes

London: British popstar Cheryl Cole was paid a whopping half million dollars for a 30-minute performance at a luxury hotel in Cannes.

The `Parachute` hitmaker who recently split from husband, footballer Ashley Cole, saw her fortune soar by 150 per cent last year and she is roping in millions with private performances.

The 26-year-old will also make the brief appearance at a Cannes dinner and party hosted by luxury jewellery firm de Grisogono, reported Daily Mail online.

She is also believed to be receiving jewellery for her effort at the Hotel du Cap, where guests will include fashion figures Naomi Campbell and Margerita Missoni.

It is the latest money-spinning deal the star has secured. She earned USD 2 million for the last series of the TV talent show `X-Factor`, a figure that is expected to rise this year.

She has also signed deals worth USD 1 million each with L`Oreal and Coca-Cola Zero, and seen her debut solo album, 3 Words, go to No.1 all of which has helped take her fortune from 8 million to 15 million.

Her wealth has landed her a spot on the Rich List for musicians aged under 30.



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