Although no longer be Prime Minister (PM), United Kingdom, Tony Blair does not mean privation. Coffers could be increased in number after the status of his wealth as a speaker in many countries.
He's known to make payments almost 400 000 pounds sterling (6,7 billion rupiah) for two speeches, each for 30 minutes. That is, in a matter of a minute he could make money 6000 pounds sterling (101.6 million) just by speaking.
That only happens when Blair spoke in Manila, Philippines, March 23, 2009, not to mention other countries. No wonder if Blair is now the most expensive speakers in the world.
Speaking at the first conference in Manila, Mr Blair received 182 000 pounds sterling (3.08 billion rupiah) for a speech titled "Leaders as Builders Nations in the Era of Globalization '. The amount at least equal the amount received by Mr Blair after giving a lecture' The leader as the main negotiator 'on the same day.
"For the first speech at the University of Ateneo de Malina, Blair gets almost 200 000 euros," said Director of PLDT telecommunications company that sponsored the speech, Blair, Manny Pangilinan Daily Telegraph quoted edition of Sunday, April 5, 2009.
Blair's spokesman denied that Mr Blair has received payment in Euro currency. But the spokesman also did not mention the currency of the wages received by Blair's speech.
During 36 hours in the Philippines, he lived at the residence of the British ambassador. Blair also had lunch with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the Malacanang Palace.
Blair earned it, far outweighs the cost of speech for the former president of the United States (U.S.), Bill Clinton and George W Bush. Clinton gets U.S. $ 100,000 every time the speech until he decided to quit as speaker as his wife, Hillary, was appointed foreign minister of the United States.
Bush also reportedly gets paid the same with Clinton for a speech once.