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9/11 Profiteer Rudy Guiliani

It appears that "America's Mayor" has done quite well for himself since the tragic events of September 11 in which 3,000 of our fellow citizens were brutally murdered.

Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, who just six years ago told a divorce court he had only $7,000 in assets under his control, has amassed a net worth of more than $30 million, much of it from paid speeches.

The latest disclosure form suggests that his biggest source of income was speeches, capitalizing on his celebrity after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. For the period covered by the form -- roughly the calendar year 2006 -- Mr. Giuliani reported making 124 speeches for as much as $200,000 each and earning a total of about $11.4 million.

Self-help and motivational rallies were his top audiences. He made about 26 speeches at events staged by Get Motivated Seminars, the company of the impresario Zig Ziglar, and 8 more at major events put on by the executive education group HSM.

Mr. Giuliani put a value of $5 million to $25 million on his stake in his consulting firm, Giuliani & Company, which he said paid him about $4.1 million last year. He said he received about $1.2 million in income from his law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani. Mr. Giuliani, who opened a New York office for what had been a Texas firm, said the $1.2 million he received reflected a guaranteed payment of $1 million a year from the firm, plus 7.5 percent of the New York office's revenue.


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Comments (3)

U.P. Man:

SO ?

He made money giving speeches, and this is war profiteering how ?

Does that mean Al Gore is global warming profiteering because he gets paid to make speeches on man made global warming which according to you is much more important.

Steve Crickmore:

I think we are in the wrong business; $200,000 fees for making speeches about motivation and self-help. Just wondering what must motivate Mr. Giulani?

cirby:

Pretty much any national-level politician makes piles of cash in speaking fees.

Look at how much Bill Clinton makes, for example. He made over $750,000 for one two-day gig in Toronto, for example. He's made more money, and Rudy plays a lot more venues.

Al Gore has made over $40 million in speaking fees - much of which was for his "selfless" eco-pandering (if he's doing it for the planet, why does it cost so much?).


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