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How Much??

Want to meet your hero? You can, at a price...

Celebrity auctions are becoming more and more popular. So what can you get for your money?

OKAY OKAY OKAY, first a disclaimer.

All these auctions were for charidee, which justifies the outlandish amounts of money spent… nearly.

Jon Bon Jovi

“Have a nice day”, could be something JBJ might have said after a fan paid over €28,000 to meet him at one of his shows. That Slane show seems cheap by comparison. (Eric Reed/AP/Press Association Images)

Anna Wintour

Someone else paid nearly €22,000 to go to a single show at New York’s Fashion Week with none other than the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. All that money to be told you have terrible fashion sense… (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Mike Tyson

Someone else spent €22,000 to watch a boxing match… with Mike Tyson. The same Mike Tyson who bit part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off. Nothing to be worried about there so… (Carlo Allegri/AP/Press Association Images)

Celine Dion

Nearly €23,000 would get you two tickets to see Celine Dion play Caesars Palace in Los Vegas. If that wasn’t enough (it really, really should be) the person even got to meet her afterwards. A two-night stay in a luxury suite was also included – the perfect amount of time to recover. (Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images)


Who doesn’t want a one-hour meeting with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs? Okay, you can put your hands down now. After spending the first ten minutes going through a timeline of his different monikers and asking ‘why’ repeatedly, you could use the remaining 50 minutes lamenting the loss of the near €24,000 you paid for the unique opportunity. (TAMMIE ARROYO/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment)


Ok, we really need you to sit down for this one.VIP seats for a U2 show – check. The chance to meet Mr Bono backstage – check. A signed guitar – check. Paying nearly €161,000 for the privilege – cheque. (Markus Schreiber/AP/Press Association Images)

And finally…

Bill Clinton

Someone paid just over €61,000 to spend a day with Bill Clinton in New York City. In other news, this person probably had the best day of their lives hanging out with the ex-POTUS. (Gene J. Puskar/AP/Press Association Images)

Read: Tubridy’s Late Late Toy Show jumper sold for €10,000 >

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