BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who charges $350,000 per speech, is the most expensive speaker in the world, but relatively unknowns can make a living.
While former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani gets $100,000 per speech and Ken Burns, who makes documentaries for PBS, charges $50,000 to talk for an hour, Vince Poscente, who competed in the 1992 Olympics as a speed skier gets $16,500 a talk, reported the Boston Globe Monday.
Peter Vidmar, a pommel-horse gymnast who led the U.S. men's Olympic team to a gold medal in 1984, speaks to more than 100 groups a year for $16,500 per talk. Vidmar's pommel horse can come too, but there's an extra charge.
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, known for making a single tackle 30 years ago for Notre Dame, makes 100 dates a year at $20,000 per talk and swimmer Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics gets $20,000 a talk.