Mixing business with pleasure! New book reveals Mick Jagger negotiated 'cheapest deals' with hookers during Stones world tours
21:12 GMT, 16 May 2012
He now has a personal fortune of some 200 million.
But back in the 1970s Mick Jagger was counting the pennies even when it came to prostitutes, according to a American author.
The singer supposedly negotiated cheap deals with hookers whilst the Rolling Stones were touring around the world.
Counted pennies: Mick Jagger, pictured last week in New York with L'Wren Scott, used to negotiate the cheapest possible deal with prostitutes, according to a new book
Jagger was ‘fixated on the bottom line’ and hated feeling like he was being ripped off – even when it came to paying for sex.
The claims are from U.S. author Debra Sharon Davis whose book ‘Backstage Pass VIP’ lays bare the secrets of some of the world’s most famous celebrities.
In an interview she said that even though in the 1970s the Rolling Stones were one of the most famous bands in the world, Jagger closely monitored how much they spent.
Davis said: ‘Jagger outlined what he was willing to pay as if he were negotiating the details of a world tour – micro-managing the transactions with call girls in Europe.
Business-like approach: According to U.S. author Debra Sharon Davis, it was during the Rolling Stones' world tours in the seventies that Jagger was especially meticulous about spending
‘Equal to music Jagger loved negotiating. His greatest respect was for businessmen who made a lot of money,
‘For Jagger, a conservative, male chauvinist, it was how he defined manhood. Like almost all decisions, Jagger addressed the problem fiscally.’
Davis added that Jagger, 68, never really liked paying for sex and could never properly relax because he felt he was being overcharged.
She said: ‘The ultimate CEO. Jagger worried about lawsuits from strange women. He was fixated on the bottom line.’
Tight fisted: Jagger, 68, apparently never really liked paying for sex and could never properly relax because he felt he was being overcharged
Another example of his penny pinching supposedly came on the band’s 1982 European tour in Germnay
Davis said: ‘Jagger made a packed indoor stadium of rowdy kids wait nearly an hour (before he came out) while he calculated box office receipts because he remembered financial inaccuracies years before’.
Davis is not the first person to comment on Jagger’s sharp eye for business.
In his memoir Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards bemoans how his former friend turned into a cold-hearted businessman who became nearly impossible to work with.