Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Bill Clinton - money money yum yum
Two tickets to listen to Bill Clinton’s lecture "Embracing our Common Humanity” at The 02 on August 14 - £1,785.78 inclusive of VAT. Cheap seats for two - £500.
Humanity fans who attend this performance in blather about globalisation, etc, should be reminded that Bill earned $10.2m from his speeches alone in 2006 and $7.5m in 2005. He made a staggering $450,000 for a single September speech in London, at a Fortune Forum event.
From 2001 to 2005 he made about $30m from his speeches. He does contribute to the $60m pa running costs of his charitable William J Clinton Foundation dedicated to fighting Aids and world hunger – exactly how much he refuses to disclose, but the annual figure is said to be “several millions”.
Meanwhile – how not to blog at the Hillary Clinton site.
More about Bill’s charitable work at his foundation.