S Club Money Deficit23 April 2003
S Club Money Deficit
Newly-split pop band S CLUB have only made half a million pounds each from
their four years in pop - but their manager Simon Fuller has made 100 times
An investigation into the earnings of the charttoppers has tried to
ascertain exactly where the huge amount of money they generated has gone.
According to British tabloid The Sun, Fuller and his management company 19
have pocketed almost $75 million (GBP50 million) from merchandising, tours and
recordings. However the band have only earned $885,000 (GBP590,000) over the
An insider close to bandmembers JO O'MEARA, Tina Barrett, Rachel Stevens,
Jon Lee, Hannah Spearritt and BRADLEY McINTOSH says, "It is scandalous what
these kids are earning compared to the sort of business they are generating.
"Their wages may seem big to a lot of people but it's nothing to what
Simon Fuller was making. Let's not forget the kids in S Club have very little
time off and regularly work 18-hour days.
"Pop music may seem glamorous but it is far from that. The only reason
they did it is because they knew Simon Fuller plucked them from obscurity and
made them famous."
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