Life is a party for Tony Blair, who left the UK at the top and has gone on to make an absolute fortune as a consultant.
Last night it was claimed by Kuwaiti sources that the former PM was paid $42.5 million this year for advising the government, according to Daily Mail. His firm Tony Blair Associates prepared a report called “Kuwait 2035” earlier this year.
Blair spokespeople deny being paid that much.
Now lets run over a few other consulting gigs nabbed by Tony Blair. First, he earned $640,000 last year as the UN peace envoy to the Middle East, paid primarily by British tax payers.
Second he was hired in 2008 as a consultant to Morgan Stanley, worth $3.2 million a year. Third he earned $800,000 a year as a consultant to Zurich, a Swiss company, according to The Times Of London.
Then there’s speaking fees, worth as much as $500,000 an outing.
Meanwhile in England… check out the insane austerity riots that terrified the British royalty >
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