Public-Speakers Who Make the Biggest Bucks

What do you think is the cost to attend a public speaking conference or university commencement of someone you idolize? We won’t lie to you, it’s quite a lot, and it’ll probably burn a hole in all of our pockets. Public speaking generates a lot of money for celebrities, for some A-listers like Leonardo di Caprio or Matthew McConaughey, their speaking engagement fee can range from $100,000 to $1,000,000. From former United States Presidents to ex-royals, you will now know as you go through this list of highest-earning public speakers who they are. However, the amount that they are raking in reported here is not entirely exact because of disclosure issues.

Let us give some credit to Bill and Hillary Clinton for making public speaking circuit a very decent way of earning after retirement from the presidency… How much they each make will make you want to wish you were a scandalous, Lolita jetting ex-president. Even at the lowest paying speaking fee that these high profilers charge is equivalent to the average American annual salary! So if you feel like your college degree that you spent thousands of dollars on is useless after reading this article, you’re not alone.

Jimmy Carter: $50,000

Jimmy Carter was the former President of the United States of America, the one term 39th president, reportedly, once charged $50,000 for a single speech. However, The Associated Press claims that he usually never takes money for his speeches. Carter was caught in an awkward moment where he said that he doesn’t charge $1 million, which former President Ronald Reagan would take for his speeches. He has always followed the motto of being a giver and never a receiver…perhaps!

When Jimmy was still mobile, he likes to chime in on current political events, perhaps to stay relevant in the public’s eye because it seemed that he never got over from losing his second term to Ronald Reagan. Truth is, Jimmy Carter doesn’t really have much to contribute these days or even when he was leading America.

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