Man Paid $500,000 to Spend 15 Minutes with Kristen Stewart

The meeting took place in December of 2012 – and the money went to a charity

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Kristen Stewart attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City

Some people just love Twilight. Even Middle Eastern princes.

In fact, an unnamed prince reportedly loves the movie series so much—and especially its star, Kristen Stewart—that he paid $500,000 (yup, that’s a half million dollars) to spend  15 minutes with the 23-year-old actress at the cozy Manhattan retreat known as Madison Square Garden.

As reported by the New York Times after a conversation with Harvey Weinstein during the Toronto Film Festival, the famously feisty studio exec brokered the December 2012 deal in which the prince made a donation to Hurricane Sandy relief in exchange for a meeting with the actress. (That’s a lot of money to learn more about Bella Swan.)

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That $500,000 figure works out to $2 million an hour — or, going the other way, more than $33,333 per minute and about $555 per second.

As for the how the transaction went down, the prince paid in cash. In advance. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan even had the stack of bills locked up for safekeeping. It is New York, after all.

12 comments
OzarkGranny
OzarkGranny

The middle east is awash with poverty, but a "prince" gets to blow a wad of money like this.   I assume Kristen recognized him for the 'toad" he is. 

AdamLee
AdamLee

All I need is 2 minutes. How much will that be?

Hibernia86
Hibernia86

Yeah, I originally thought from the title that the man was being paid to spend time with Kristin Stewart, which frankly would have made more sense.

twincitytony
twincitytony

This is the will you F--- Me for a dollar, okay how about a half-million

glenneric1
glenneric1

You'd have to pay me more.... oh wait I read that title wrong.

RobertBooey
RobertBooey

After the first thirty seconds, he understood why she always looks so depressed.

AureaKringle
AureaKringle

15 mins of back door action....   them pim.ps  are getting rich...

OntarioNorth
OntarioNorth

this reminds me of the movie the Dictator lol - did he put a Polaroid of her up on his wall after? :p

JessePinkman
JessePinkman

Great.  Now they have start-up money to make another twilight movie.

Openminded1
Openminded1

For that kind of money I could have picked 1,000 hotter women to spend 15 minutes with and i least would have gotten laid.

lamborghotus
lamborghotus

Still a better love story than twilight.