Forbes has revealed a list of the country’s highest paid speakers, and the amount of money Donald Trump has been paid as speaker will surprise you.
According to Forbes, the guy who just said he has a Gucci store worth more than Mitt Romney is the highest paid speaker in the country, blowing all other relevant political figures out of the water.
Although Trump will do speeches for $200,000 and up, Trump reportedly was paid $1.5 million per speech for a series of 17 contracted speeches for “the Learning Annex’s ‘real estate wealth expos’ in 2006 and 2007.” The speeches were each only required to run an hour.
For this reason, Trump beats out closest competitor Ben Bernake and other big names like Hillary Clinton, George Bush, and Condoleeza Rice. Don’t feel to bad for them though. Benny boy makes around $400,000 for his words of wisdom and the others make upwards of $150,000.