From pop star to reality TV judge, Cheryl Cole is used to the spotlight. She has plenty of fans, adoring or otherwise, so she’s hired a heavy security team to keep people who might pose a danger away. As Sharon Osbourne (and fellow X Factor judge) said, she needs bodyguards just to keep love-struck men away.
Her team keeps a low profile, but they still show up in pictures every once in a while. One of her former bodyguards, Craig Balkam, earned eighty-thousand a year, and Balkam’s friend said that the bodyguard would have taken a bullet for the star. It’s what he’s being paid for.
Little sister Kylie might be the faster-rising star at this point, but there's no denying Kim K needs her own security detail. She spends something like seven million dollars a year.
Sometimes even that amount isn't enough: She made headlines in 2018 when she was robbed, and she ended up suing her former bodyguard, Pascal Duvier (as well as his company) for more than six million dollars. The case was settled out of court, and Kim then made her security team even tougher. She has teams working around the clock to protect her and her four kids. Apparently, the reality TV star has had her fair share of fanatics trying to get close.
The King of Pop was beloved, but he still had plenty of protection when he was out and about. When he was at his peak, he had millions or even BILLIONS of fans, and thanks to his music, his shows, and his scandals, there was nobody in the world who didn't know of him. He always had a need for security.
He went through plenty of personal bodyguards during his time in the spotlight, and there was also plenty of security at his residences, including the infamous Neverland Ranch in California. When he was alive, he spent at least a million dollars a year, which included bodyguards, property security, and security when he was out or on-stage.
Demi Lovato and their bodyguard Max are kind of famous when it comes to bodyguard-client relationships. They're always playing pranks on each other. Thanks to the “Lovatics,” as they call themselves, Demi needs a good amount of security. Max is their main man, but there are others, too, and Demi pays half a million dollars for the safety.
Max has defended the singer from criticism, saying that they're a wonderful person to work both with and for. He went on to say that Demi does everything they can to fans, friends, and family. Whether he's being totally truthful or likes the big payday, we don't know.
Any person with their name on a Hollywood Walk of Fame will have a bodyguard, and Streisand is no exception. This actress has been in movies, on stage, and even featured in music, so spending $125,000 for protection a year comes as no surprise.
She's always gracious when meeting fans, but someone who has been in the biz for so long certainly understands the need for security. Despite being entertainment royalty, her security bill is somewhat low, simply because she isn't one of the hot young stars from recent years. Still, her muscle is always close-at-hand – even genuine fans can do some weird stuff if they have the chance.