Barack Obama Paid $600,000 For Single Speech in Bogotá, Colombia
Former president Barack Obama was paid approximately $600,000 for a single speech in Bogotá, Colombia this week.
Obama learned well from the Clintons — he made $100,000 more than Bill Clinton did for his speech in Moscow.
According to a report by El Tiempo, a Colombian news outlet, Obama earned “2 billion Colombian pesos,” or $594,000 to speak at the EXMA conference which was held on Monday and Tuesday.
EXMA, which stands for Expomarketing, is the largest marketing platforms in Latin America which includes conferences, workshops and other marketing tools, according to the Bogota Post.
Attendees could also take a picture with Barack Obama for 11 million Colombian pesos (approximately $3,200).
According to the Bogota Post, Obama’s talk, “A conversation with President Barack Obama,” will address influential growth strategies. The organisers specified that , “It will be a talk about business that is based on the positive influence Obama puts out. We have to take advantage of this to build de country, entrepreneurship and innovation.”
The organizers also mentioned that Obama set the condition that he won’t talk about current politics. *Eyeroll*
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton slammed Obama on Thursday. “Just like the corrupt Clinton operation,” Fitton said of Obama’s $600,000 payday for a single speech.
Just like the corrupt Clinton operation… https://t.co/l6uXpcKHFr
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 30, 2019