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Boris Johnson made £1 million in revenue last month, including a £510,000 advance to write his memoir, the latest record of MPs’ interest shows.
The former prime minister was paid £447,298 for just two speeches in Mumbai and Singapore.
This money will boost Mr Johnson’s earnings to over £2 million since he left Downing Street.
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was paid £320,000 to appear on ITV’s show. I’m a celebrity… get me out of here! The payout is less than the £400,000 fee he was rumored to have received during the series last fall.
Mr. Hancock donated part of the fee to charity. A spokesperson for the West Suffolk MPs said:upon I’m a celebrity… get me out of here“
Last July Mr Hancock raised £22,523 for a proposed Cambridge Children’s Hospital.
Johnson’s finances have come under close scrutiny in recent weeks after it emerged that he was given access to an £800,000 line of credit by a Canadian billionaire when he was prime minister.
However, since stepping down as prime minister, Mr Johnson’s money worries (now a backseat MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip) have been resolved by a series of informative speaking engagements.
In December, Indian multinational Aditya Birla Management Corporation PVT paid £200,892 for a speech in Mumbai involving eight hours of work.
Earlier this month, he received a £246,406 speech from Bloomberg Singapore. This required him 7 hours of work. This equates to him £35,200 per hour. In both cases, the company also paid for airline tickets and lodging for Johnson and two staff members.
Johnson also declared that a private Windsor Suite at Heathrow Airport would be used for both trips. This is him three and he is worth £1,800.
Harper Collins announced earlier this month that it had struck a deal with Johnson to write a memoir, but no publication date has yet been set. The publisher said it would be “a political memoir like no other.”
He received an advance of £510,000 on 6 January and has so far completed 10 hours on the project, or £51,000 per hour, according to the MPs Register.
Mr Johnson’s book deal is estimated to be worth more than £1 million. But this £510,000 is only a fraction of the £4.6m upfront paid by his predecessor Tony Blair for his memoir.
The MPs’ Register has not clarified whether the £510,000 is a global rights advance, including a lucrative US market, or just the UK.
The former prime minister also declared a gift of flowers and chocolates worth £785 from Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s foreign minister.
It was revealed last month that Mr Johnson had earned more than £1 million from four speaking engagements since leaving Downing Street in September, including one in India, one in Portugal and two in the US. I was.