Boris Johnson has earned more than five million euros after leaving power
The ex-leader “Tory” received an advance payment of 2,786,993 euros for giving a series of lectures in the future.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has earned more than five million euros from speaking and publishing contracts since he left power last September, well above his salary as an MP.
Specifically, Johnson earned almost five million pounds (5.6 million euros), a large amount compared to the 84,144 pounds (94,830 euros) that he earns as a deputy for the Uxbridge constituency (northwest London), according to declared income.
The former “Tory” leader received an advance payment of 2,488,387 pounds (2,786,993 euros) from the Harry Walker agency in New York for giving a series of lectures in the future.
That agency represents prominent figures in US politics, including former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
According to the income register, to which British deputies are required to declare, Johnson also entered last January 246,406 pounds (277,699 euros) from Bloomberg Singapore and 200,892 pounds (226,405 euros) from Aditya Birla Management, an Indian company, for giving speeches.
Advance for your memories
Likewise, Johnson has declared an advance of 510,000 pounds (571,200 euros) from the publisher HarperCollins to publish some memoirs that narrate his three-year period as head of the government during the Brexit negotiations and the covid-19 pandemic.
Last month he declared that he received a million pounds (1.12 million euros) from Christopher Harborne, a businessman who had supported Brexit and that the former leader has now allocated to the so-called Boris Johnson Office, established to finance the activity public office of the politician and which has some employees, according to the media.
Johnson was forced to announce his resignation last July – which he made effective in September – as a result of pressure on him due to various scandals, including parties at the official Downing Street residence during the pandemic.