Former Chancellor George Osborne has reportedly earned more than £1 million for speaking engagements in just eight months, making him one of the highest earning British politicians.
On top of that, Mr.Osborne is paid £650,000 advising American investment management corporation Blackrock.
As MP for Tatton, Mr. Osborne has a salary of £74,000 a year.
He will not be seeking re-election on June 8th, concentrating instead on his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard.
This is not the first time a high profile politician has made serious money on the side. Tony Blair has an estimated net worth of around £60 million, having built up a lucrative property portfolio in the years since leaving office.
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