Saturday 21 October 2017

Revealed: How much Barack Obama is charging for appearances

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Picture: REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
Former U.S. President Barack Obama Picture: REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Former US President Barack Obama is reportedly charging $400,000 for an appearance and speech.

The former president has charged the fee for two separate speeches in recent weeks.

The New York Post reports that he received the money for a speech to a Wall Street bank, and he received the fee again on Thursday when he appeared at an A&E Networks event.

At the event, he was interviewed for 90 minutes by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

And he managed to include a slight burn for current President Donald Trump.

When asked how he handled frustrating moments in the White House, he replied; "For starters, by not having a Twitter account".

Meanwhile, a source told the newspaper that Obama received a standing ovation at his Wall Street speech.

When asked what he missed most about the White House, he said it was sitting on the Truman balcony on summer nights and looking at the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

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