Obama To Receive $400,000 Speaking Fee At Cantor Fitzgerald Conference

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Shortly after Barack Obama delivered his first (free) speech today since leaving the White House in Chicago before an invitation-only crowd of college students, community organizers and other fans, Fox News' Charlie Gasparino reports that in what may be his first paid speaking arrangement, Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference this September, setting the benchmark for how much an hour of the former president's time will cost going forward.

Obama, who spent years bashing big banks (even if, like Trump, ultimately achieved nothing to halt Wall Street's dominance) will deliver the keynote address at the organization's lunch in what will be one of his first paid speeches.

"What sources are telling FOX Business Network is that former President Obama, now less than 100 days out of office, has agreed to a speaking engagement during Cantor Fitzgerald’s healthcare conference in September," FBN's Gasparino said. "We understand that he is going to be the keynote speaker for the lunch, and he’s going to receive a fee of $400,000. We should point out that that’s in line with what Hilary Clinton got... we should point out that Cantor will neither confirm or deny."

Actually Charlie is off: based on our data, the average Hillary Clinton speech averaged just over $200,000.

 

Obama's speech is, however, in the ballpark for what Bill Clinton charged initially, even though the fee gradually declined over time.

 

The former Democratic community organizer and Illinois senator has focused his nearly 100 days out of office on relaxing at various locations around the globe and planning for his foundation's library and community center in Chicago.

Two months ago, Penguin Random House won an auction to publish the first book by the Obamas since leaving office for a record price of $60 million. The sum was four times greater than the $15 million Bill Clinton received from Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House, for his 2004 memoirs My Life when he left the White House. George W Bush made an estimated $10 million from his book Decision Points.

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knukles's picture

I could do an hour's real lecture about healthcare for half of that.

Manthong's picture

Cantor… hmmm…

Now,  there’s a guy with great creds in the community.

 

Mtnrunnr's picture

Now that's one fucking huge unemployment check!

Looney's picture

 

0bama started his Presidency with an Apology Tour.

Is he planning an Apology Tour now, after all the deaths and destruction HE caused?

Looney

American Psycho's picture

I wonder if he recalls the time he said, "at some point you've made enough money."  I guess that only applies to the common folk. 

ThaBigPerm's picture

Down payment for the Obama Global Initiative...

tmosley's picture

I believe this is what all the cool kids are calling "a kickback".

"Thanks for Obamacare!"

Supafly's picture

I'm trying to figure out what this dimwit has to offer that justifies 400k a speech.  I know the liberals will still eat his shit, but that doesn't pay the bills.

armageddon addahere's picture

They aren't paying to hear a speech. It is a legal bribe. A payoff for all Obamacare has done to make them richer, and a down payment on future influence.

JRobby's picture

The level of criminlity is approaching "the breaking point"

bigfire's picture

The key word is 'YOU'.  He's obiviously not talking about his Chosen Oneness.

jcaz's picture

He's following the Clinton Plan-  accept fat fees for future influence, which he'll then "donate" to his "foundation", never paying a dime of tax on the income.....

Blankenstein's picture

Cantor Fitzgerald was running a bookmaking business and money laundering.  Odumbo is now going to make the rounds for payback time for the slap on the wrist punishments issued by his DOJ.  

 

"A business financed by Cantor Fitzgerald that became one of the biggest sports book runners in the country has agreed to pay about $22.5 million to settle allegations of illegal gambling and money laundering, authorities announced on Monday."

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/business/dealbook/cantor-fitzgerald-g...

Bigly's picture

And 911 office loser....

 

Someone would need to pay me 400k to listen to that loser.

I always turned off his irritating, cloying voice if on the news, etc. 

I do not want to hear him again. Ever.

Boris Badenov's picture

Yeah weren't they the only financial firm not to get the message not to go to work 9/11? Oh, the boss got it.

5 months from now, a lot may change. 

Lanka's picture

The boss conveniently forgot to tell his brother.

drendebe10's picture

Fukda illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Cankles was no Magic Negro, and never made it to POTUS, so she got the cheese dick crowd only. 

O'Blammie gets top billing for being rayciss, and asking volunteers from the audience to pack his fudge after the event.

Double the pleasure, double the fun, everyone is banging O'Blammie's bum.  

Croesus's picture

The Magic Negro, just like the Clinton Crime Cartel just can't GET LOST.

The Chosenite handlers will make sure these pieces of shit keep coming back, like a fucking plague.

Happy Holohoax Week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-wkmwvLVFA

Let me know when the real one's about to start!

ffed's picture

I read the comments under a holohoax story on yahoo, pretty good percentage calling BULLSHIT, people are so tired of the lies.  Check out Flat Earth,  why when we fly over a ball spinning 1000 mph is it that no matter which direction we fly, the speed relative to earth is unaffected?  Tons more evidence, you have to just look and it becomes obvious.  F obamo

thebigunit's picture

I'll do it for $195,000 and throw in an autographed poster.

I could do an hour's real lecture about healthcare for half of that.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

They should be CHARGING him $400,000 to speak!  Every third word will consist of "I," "me," "my," or something similar.

HRClinton's picture

Will they pay him in FRN Cash, BTC, AU or Cyber-Credit?

chubbar's picture

That is just good money after bad. We are going to get rid of that piece of shit Obamacare and with any luck that fucktard it was named after, along with it. He has about as much knowledge of healthcare as a newborn in a maternity ward. Talk to the lobbyists if you want to know what is in it.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Funneling cash into the marxist globalist agenda does not come cheaply. Many must be convin$ed.

Edit: Shouldn't he be over in France helping Macron "community organize?"

aloha_snakbar's picture

I wish someone would lay waste to the Halfrican/Muslim faggot...

 

WHERE IS SUSAN RICE???

knukles's picture

My smart ass humor thought dressed up as a little boy on Lolita Island, but that's not likely.

tripletail's picture

Wow! I didn't know trained monkeys made so much.

HalinCA's picture

Only if they can read teleprompters ...

Never One Roach's picture

It's an odd day when the Monkey makes more then the organ grinder!

Winston Churchill's picture

They're paying with peanuts.

Wookies eat nothing else.

Rainman's picture

" MY NI$$A " !!

   ~ Larry Wilmore

aloha_snakbar's picture

Community organizer, less than 100 days as a 'senator', failed ex pretend president...seriously, he is about qualified to be a towel boy at a bath house...

Racer's picture

That's insulting to towel boys at bath houses.....

A stone is more appropriate IMO

Reichstag Fire Dept.'s picture

Bankers are giving him this blowjob as...Payback?

At what point do these "deals" actually get agreed on?

rpm77's picture

FOOKING CROOK GETS PAID BACK FOR FAVORS KF SHOULD BE ASHAMED!

SantaClaws's picture

Let's see, how many people did Cantor Fitzgerald lose on 9/11?  And what did Obama do to help the victims' families get to the bottom of 9/11?

I wonder whether members of the victims' families were consulted about Obama being paid so much, and whether they will be permitted to attend.

pugilist's picture

that's like a thousand juiceros

Stan522's picture

If they are stupid enough to waste their money on obama then he deserves it......

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Drumf made more than $400k last week giving access to foreigners to Mar a Lago. It was all tax free also. Loser ! Sad !!!

GunnyG's picture

How much of his salary did the nigger from Kenya give to charity? Oh yeh, none, Fuck off.

DirtySanchez's picture

One very fucked up system.

Our public servants are nothing more than rapists, looters, and murderers.

Hoping some patriotic waitstaff grabs this fucking nigger by the pussy.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

$400k'll buy a shitload of hot dogs.

GunnyG's picture

And a lot of lube for Reggie to hit his bottom Barky in the can.

ClickNLook's picture

I wonder:
will he use teleprompter there?

samsara's picture

Cantor Fitz. ??

They had a major head count reduction back in 2001.

Their WTC entire floor was taken out by ... Well you know