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This is how much money Boris Johnson has made since leaving office

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Boris Johnson has made more than £1m from spouting just four speeches in the two months after leaving No 10.

According to an update to the register of members’ financial interests, the former prime minister got the juicy sum of £277,723 from Centerview investment bankers in New York, £261,652 from the Hindustan Times in India, and £215,275 from Televisão Independente for a speech in Lisbon. He also accepted £276,000 from insurance brokers in the US in September.

Johnson also gave a speech to a conference on blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency, in Singapore in December but his earnings from this engagement have not yet been declared, the Guardian reports.

The controversial politician also accepted more than £40,000 in free accommodation from Tory donor Lord Bamford and his wife after moving out of Downing Street.

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And lest we forget, he resigned after a string of scandals including Partygate and the way he handled allegations about Chris Pincher.

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