George W. Bush’s $15 Million Speech Payday – The Daily Beast
Dubya’s Quiet $15 Million Payday
by Peter H. Stone
May 20, 2011 | 6:41am
George W. Bush said after bin Laden’s killing that he wanted to stay out of the public eye. But Peter H. Stone of the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News says 43’s becoming a high-profile figure on the buck-raking circuit.
When George W. Bush declined President Obama’s invitation to a ceremony at New York’s ground zero after Osama bin Laden was killed, the former president cited his desire to keep a low public profile.
But Bush has been raising his profile in a different, and lucrative, way: He has raked in millions of dollars since leaving office by making scores of speeches that typically earn him six figures a pop.