Published: Thu, April 27, 2017
National | By Mildred Castro

Barack Obama is raising eyebrows with his $400000 Wall Street pay day

Barack Obama is raising eyebrows with his $400000 Wall Street pay day

A blockbuster auction had already set a record for U.S. presidential memoirs.

The fee is almost double the amount - $225,000 - that former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got paid for delivering three speeches to Goldman Sachs in 2015.

Sheinkopf said it is something that should be expected since all former presidents do the same.

Former President Obama will reportedly get paid a whopping $400,000 to speak at a Wall Street conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald - despite his criticism of big bankers.

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While Obama railed against "fat cat bankers" on the campaign trail, during his tenure as president he oversaw the massive bailout for the firms responsible for the 2008 crisis, picked former Wall Street executives for his cabinet, and not a single banker went to jail.

Meanwhile, Obama is also reported to have agreed to deliver the keynote speech to an investment bank which had lost more than 2/3rds of its staff to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001.

On Monday, Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office in January.

"There's a reason why I am always optimistic, even when things look like they are sometimes not going the way I want", Obama said at the conference about youth participation. She later came under vast criticism during her campaign for receiving so much money to speak to Wall Street firms.

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Topping the list is the current U.S. president Donald Trump who was paid $1.5 million per speech at The Learning Annex's "real estate wealth expos" in 2006 and 2007, according to Forbes. Bill and Hillary Clinton grossed a combined $139 million between 2007 and 2015, mostly from speaking fees.

That hefty payout, which is roughly seven times the median household income in the US, puts Obama in the same league as Bill Clinton on the lucrative presidential speaking circuit.

According to speaking agency Washington Speakers Bureau's website, the pair command more than $40,000 per engagement.

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