Kerching! Get your calculators out, celeb Ramadan $alaries revealed

Published July 25th, 2013 - 15:37 GMT

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We watch them spend it all over the globe, but do we really know how much mega money our darling Arab celebs are rolling in?

Ever wondered how much those celebs earn for appearing on Ramadan TV shows? Well, wonder no more, cos' we've got all those figures out in sight on a blank checkbook for you!

Here's a sneak peek inside the holy paychecks of some of your favorite stars. It pays to show your premium face on our TV sets in the holy month. Continue reading below »

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Everything Mohammad Abdu touches turns into gold! This hot shot tops our big bucks list, making a whopping $120,000 per appearance on each Ramadan show. What-everrr - that's pocket money to us anyway!
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8Everything Mohammad Abdu touches turns into gold! This hot shot tops our big bucks list, making a whopping $120,000 per appearance on each Ramadan show. What-everrr - that's pocket money to us anyway!

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Not one to hit a bum note! After Arab Idol, we thought a $10 KFC bucket is all she wanted. The reality is, her mind's on her tummy and her eyes are on the prize, as our diva demands between $50-80,000 per episode.  And the TV makers are only required to fork out a $20K extra for a performance on top! Ahlam's love affair with money continues...
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Not one to hit a bum note! After Arab Idol, we thought a $10 KFC bucket is all she wanted. The reality is, her mind's on her tummy and her eyes are on the prize, as our diva demands between $50-80,000 per episode. And the TV makers are only required to fork out a $20K extra for a performance on top! Ahlam's love affair with money continues...

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Show me the money! No wonder Lebanese celebs are livin' the high life. This pack of premium pop-artists, Ragheb Alama, Assi Helani, Elissa, Najwa Karam and Haifa Wehbe, all earn the tidy sum of $50-80,000 per appearance on the Ramadan talk shows we can't get enough of.
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Show me the money! No wonder Lebanese celebs are livin' the high life. This pack of premium pop-artists, Ragheb Alama, Assi Helani, Elissa, Najwa Karam and Haifa Wehbe, all earn the tidy sum of $50-80,000 per appearance on the Ramadan talk shows we can't get enough of.

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Syrian stars don't make as much dough as their Lebanese neighbors, but they're still reaping the benefits from the winning industry of Syrian drama.  Earning $20-40,000 per episode, we envy the likes of Jamal Suliman and Qusai Al Khouli, we really do!
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8Syrian stars don't make as much dough as their Lebanese neighbors, but they're still reaping the benefits from the winning industry of Syrian drama. Earning $20-40,000 per episode, we envy the likes of Jamal Suliman and Qusai Al Khouli, we really do!

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Sweet as Honey: Singing on a high note are stars Asala Nasri and Myriam Fares, who earned a cool $65,000 (Asala) and $55,000 (Myriam) for appearing on Nishan's 'The Honey and I.'
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8Sweet as Honey: Singing on a high note are stars Asala Nasri and Myriam Fares, who earned a cool $65,000 (Asala) and $55,000 (Myriam) for appearing on Nishan's "The Honey and I."

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Home & Away: Egyptians do it their way by charging extra cash to jet off for interviews overseas - oh, the hard life! Elham Shahin earns $20,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, scooping a further $10,000 when flying the nest. Layla Elwi finds $25,000 per episode in Egypt enough to keep her sweet.
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8Home & Away: Egyptians do it their way by charging extra cash to jet off for interviews overseas - oh, the hard life! Elham Shahin earns $20,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, scooping a further $10,000 when flying the nest. Layla Elwi finds $25,000 per episode in Egypt enough to keep her sweet.

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Too sexy for your shirt? You don't need a pretty face to make a fortune. Egyptian folklore singers Saad El Soghayar, Abdelbaset Hammoudeh and Shaaban Abdelrahim are proof of that. Saad sings his way to the bank with $25,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, while Shaaban makes $15,000, and Abdelbaset only earns $10,000.
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Too sexy for your shirt? You don't need a pretty face to make a fortune. Egyptian folklore singers Saad El Soghayar, Abdelbaset Hammoudeh and Shaaban Abdelrahim are proof of that. Saad sings his way to the bank with $25,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, while Shaaban makes $15,000, and Abdelbaset only earns $10,000.

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She who laughs last, laughs longest: The joke's on you Ramez Jalal, as pranking Haifa Wehbe cost him a whopping $90,000 to get her to sign a tape release!
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8She who laughs last, laughs longest: The joke's on you Ramez Jalal, as pranking Haifa Wehbe cost him a whopping $90,000 to get her to sign a tape release!

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Everything Mohammad Abdu touches turns into gold! This hot shot tops our big bucks list, making a whopping $120,000 per appearance on each Ramadan show. What-everrr - that's pocket money to us anyway!

Image 1 of 8Everything Mohammad Abdu touches turns into gold! This hot shot tops our big bucks list, making a whopping $120,000 per appearance on each Ramadan show. What-everrr - that's pocket money to us anyway!

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Not one to hit a bum note! After Arab Idol, we thought a $10 KFC bucket is all she wanted. The reality is, her mind's on her tummy and her eyes are on the prize, as our diva demands between $50-80,000 per episode.  And the TV makers are only required to fork out a $20K extra for a performance on top! Ahlam's love affair with money continues...

Image 2 of 8Not one to hit a bum note! After Arab Idol, we thought a $10 KFC bucket is all she wanted. The reality is, her mind's on her tummy and her eyes are on the prize, as our diva demands between $50-80,000 per episode. And the TV makers are only required to fork out a $20K extra for a performance on top! Ahlam's love affair with money continues...

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Show me the money! No wonder Lebanese celebs are livin' the high life. This pack of premium pop-artists, Ragheb Alama, Assi Helani, Elissa, Najwa Karam and Haifa Wehbe, all earn the tidy sum of $50-80,000 per appearance on the Ramadan talk shows we can't get enough of.

Image 3 of 8Show me the money! No wonder Lebanese celebs are livin' the high life. This pack of premium pop-artists, Ragheb Alama, Assi Helani, Elissa, Najwa Karam and Haifa Wehbe, all earn the tidy sum of $50-80,000 per appearance on the Ramadan talk shows we can't get enough of.

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Syrian stars don't make as much dough as their Lebanese neighbors, but they're still reaping the benefits from the winning industry of Syrian drama.  Earning $20-40,000 per episode, we envy the likes of Jamal Suliman and Qusai Al Khouli, we really do!

Image 4 of 8Syrian stars don't make as much dough as their Lebanese neighbors, but they're still reaping the benefits from the winning industry of Syrian drama. Earning $20-40,000 per episode, we envy the likes of Jamal Suliman and Qusai Al Khouli, we really do!

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Sweet as Honey: Singing on a high note are stars Asala Nasri and Myriam Fares, who earned a cool $65,000 (Asala) and $55,000 (Myriam) for appearing on Nishan's 'The Honey and I.'

Image 5 of 8Sweet as Honey: Singing on a high note are stars Asala Nasri and Myriam Fares, who earned a cool $65,000 (Asala) and $55,000 (Myriam) for appearing on Nishan's "The Honey and I."

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Home & Away: Egyptians do it their way by charging extra cash to jet off for interviews overseas - oh, the hard life! Elham Shahin earns $20,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, scooping a further $10,000 when flying the nest. Layla Elwi finds $25,000 per episode in Egypt enough to keep her sweet.

Image 6 of 8Home & Away: Egyptians do it their way by charging extra cash to jet off for interviews overseas - oh, the hard life! Elham Shahin earns $20,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, scooping a further $10,000 when flying the nest. Layla Elwi finds $25,000 per episode in Egypt enough to keep her sweet.

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Too sexy for your shirt? You don't need a pretty face to make a fortune. Egyptian folklore singers Saad El Soghayar, Abdelbaset Hammoudeh and Shaaban Abdelrahim are proof of that. Saad sings his way to the bank with $25,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, while Shaaban makes $15,000, and Abdelbaset only earns $10,000.

Image 7 of 8Too sexy for your shirt? You don't need a pretty face to make a fortune. Egyptian folklore singers Saad El Soghayar, Abdelbaset Hammoudeh and Shaaban Abdelrahim are proof of that. Saad sings his way to the bank with $25,000 per Ramadan TV appearance, while Shaaban makes $15,000, and Abdelbaset only earns $10,000.

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She who laughs last, laughs longest: The joke's on you Ramez Jalal, as pranking Haifa Wehbe cost him a whopping $90,000 to get her to sign a tape release!

Image 8 of 8She who laughs last, laughs longest: The joke's on you Ramez Jalal, as pranking Haifa Wehbe cost him a whopping $90,000 to get her to sign a tape release!

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But who makes the biggest bucks? Is it the sassy Syrians or classy Lebanese? Perhaps it's those merry Egyptians or the loaded Gulfies!

 

 

 

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