Not that long ago, rumors swirled around former First Lady Michelle Obama’s future plans. Since leaving the White House in 2017, the wife of Barack has popped up from time to time.
She, like her husband, has enjoyed book deals, seats on corporate boards, and other lucrative deals. At one point, she partnered with cloud service Dropbox.
Most recently, Mrs. Obama was invited to speak at a conference in Germany. It was a one-on-one conversation that focused on “self confidence” along with common progressive topics like “diversity” and “inclusion.” She only spoke for an hour at this event. Despite this, she was paid a staggering sum.
From The Post Millennial:
On Monday, Michelle Obama took the stage at the annual Bits & Pretzels Founder Festival in München for a one-on-one conversation with tech venture capitalist Karim Jalbout…
It has since been revealed that the former first lady was paid nearly $750,000 for the speaking engagement, which lasted only an hour.
According to the Daily Mail, sources close to the festival’s organizers said Mrs. Obama’s rate was “one of the highest fees that they ever have paid,” adding, “they really pulled out all the stops to get her.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama was paid a reported $750,000 for a one-hour speaking engagement in Germany. According to sources, it was one of the highest fees the festival ever paid. Bits & Pretzels claimed Michelle was the most requested guest and had “topped the list year after year.”
The group claimed Michelle Obama’s “story” was one of “determination, community, and personal conviction” which was “nothing short of inspiring.” Critics will most likely claim Mrs. Obama’s story holds any significance because of her husband, former President Barack Obama.
This isn’t the first time one of the Obamas was given an unexpected honor from Europe. Shortly after winning the 2008 Election, Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The man had done nothing yet, as he had not entered office.
Bits & Pretzels promised that Obama would “encourage the audience to embrace their unique strengths and push past self-doubt.” It is hard to see how a one-hour conversation could do so much. No doubt, the festival was counting on Michelle’s fame to bring in attendees who would have otherwise not bought tickets.
- Michelle Obama was paid $750,000 to speak at a German festival.
- She appeared for a one-hour conversation at Bits & Pretzels.
- Obama spoke on “self confidence” as well as other progressive talking points.
Source: The Post Millennial