One of the self-professed “heroes” who fights to end world poverty, Sir Bob Geldof, is now charging $100,000 to talk about the plight of poor people.
Geldof recently billed Australian organizers $100,000 to talk about Third World poverty and greed, before heading off to his 5-star hotel room paid for by stunned organisers.
According to The Daily Telegraph:
Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis at a Crown casino function in Melbourne on Thursday night.
Fellow activist, World Vision CEO the Reverend Tim Costello, spoke for free.
An event insider said the Geldof payments, which included the costs of a minder, appeared hypocritical.
“It was an inspiring speech. But when you think he got paid $100,000 to talk about poverty it seems like a bit of a contradiction,” the insider said.
“That’s $100,000 that could have made a difference to poverty right there.
Everyone who was in the audience would have walked away in awe. If only they knew the full story.”
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