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Boris Johnson has received an advance payment of approximately £2.5m from his US-based agency for future speaking engagements.
It is not clear how many speeches the former prime minister will make under the arrangement organized by the Harry Walker Agency.
Johnson consulted the Advisory Board on Business Appointments (ACoBA) about the deal before accepting, according to Congress’ Official Register of Lawmakers’ Interests.
The organization bills itself as “the world’s leading public speaking organization” with “longstanding and exclusive relationships with hundreds of speakers worldwide.”
Its roster includes other former world leaders such as former US President Bill Clinton and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, as well as sports stars such as tennis player Serena Williams and NFL quarterback Tom Brady. It is
Mr Johnson has already delivered a number of other agency-sponsored speeches in the US, India and Singapore, with prices per event ranging from £253,000 to £276,000, including accommodation and travel. is.
He received £200,892 from Indian multinational Aditya Birla Management Corporation PVT for a speech in Mumbai in December and £246,406 from Bloomberg Singapore for a speech in January. time.
He has also given numerous independently organized talks for the CNN Global Summit in Lisbon, Barrymore Group, Bloomberg Singapore and Aditya Birla Management Corporation.
The former prime minister, who announced his resignation in July 2022 and eventually stepped down a few months later, was also given a £510,000 advance by HarperCollins for a memoir covering his time on Downing Street. rice field.
Since leaving No. 10, Mr Johnson and his family have reportedly been offered free accommodation worth an estimated £10,000 a month.
Since stepping down as prime minister in September, he has been staying at a Knightsbridge estate owned by the wife of JCB founder and Conservative donor Sir Anthony Bamford, and has paid rent at their invitation. I am staying without
Lord and Mrs Bamford have donated around £24,000 towards their July 2022 wedding to celebrate their marriage to wife Carrie a year ago.