Boris Johnson earns £1m from speaking engagements since leaving Downing Street | Political News

Boris Johnson has made more than £1m from speaking engagements since being you as prime minister three months ago.

An update to the MPs’ register of interests showed Mr Johnson had received more than £750,000 in fees for three speeches given in November.

The speeches were to Centerview Partners, an investment banking firm, the Hindustan Times and the CNN Global Summit Lisbon.

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added to the £276,000 Mr Johnson was paid for a speech to the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers in October, it means the former prime minister has made £1,030,780 from speaking engagements since he left Downing Street in September.

The records show mr johnson was paid £277,723 by New York-based investment banking firm Centerview Partners for a speech on 9 November, and organizers covered transport and accommodation costs for him and two staff.

The register of interests said this covered nine hours work, making his fee almost £31,000 an hour.

He then received £261,652 from the Hindustan Times for a speech on 17 November and another £215,275 on 23 November from Televisao Independente for speaking at the CNN Global Summit Lisbon.

The entries declare that the latter two provided Mr Johnson and two staff with food as well as transport and accommodation.

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The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is where all MPs must declare any donations, wages or gifts.

Mr Johnson’s latest entry also shows he and his family have continued to receive accommodation worth £3,500 a month from Conservative donor Lord Bamford – the chairman of JCB – and his wife.

It was previously reported that the ex-PM was in talks with one of Hollywood’s most prominent talent agencies about a lucrative speaking deal following his aborted run for a second stint as PM after Liz Truss’s downfall.

Sources said he could earn tens of millions of pounds from speaking and media appearances if he worked prolifically for a number of years following his tumultuous stint in Downing Street.

Mr Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa Mayhas also made a lucrative career giving speeches since leaving office.

The register of interests shows she was paid more than £107,000 for a speech in London in November for the World Travel and Tourism Council, with the money covering five hours work.

In October she was paid £97,000 to give a speech to the Apax Partners law firm in New York and received a further £8,000 for an hour-long virtual speech.


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