Former Prime Minister cashes in on £1.45million in speeches to Wall Street firms and US universities


Former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May reacts in the UK House of Commons in London on October 19, 2020.

Agence France-Presse/Getty Image

Former world leaders are cashing in after their term, and former British Prime Minister Theresa May is no different.

However, as May is still in the UK parliament, she has to declare payment for speeches she gives around the world, a point noted by a Bloomberg News reporter on Twitter.

That’s quite a list. May has racked up £1.45m since 2019. JPMorgan Chase JPM,
hired her twice – once for a November 2019 event in London, costing £75,500, and another time for two conferences in April which were canceled, costing £160,370. (The commitments will be rescheduled, according to the disclosure.)

also hired May, for £100,000, as did PricewaterhouseCoopers, at a cost of £96,000. The Structured Finance Association, which has 360 members, paid £115,000 for a speech in Washington, DC

May has spoken at two universities: Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

May became prime minister shortly after the UK voted to leave the European Union, where she spent three years trying unsuccessfully to reach an exit deal.

Opinion: Trade talks between the EU and the UK are resuming after a tense few days. Here’s why talks shouldn’t trigger an economic shock


Comments are closed.