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Former first lady Michelle Obama earned over $730,000 for a one-hour speech in Munich, Germany, in front of approximately 5,000 people.
Obama was invited to the annual Bits & Pretzels forum, an event for start-up businesses held at the annual Oktoberfest beer festival, according to the New York Post. Receiving €700,000, equivalent to $735,000, Obama was reportedly the most sought-after speaker to deliver remarks.
“They really pulled out all the stops to get her,” a source told the Daily Mail. “It’s one of the highest fees that they have ever paid.”
The woke speech was reportedly about how to “push past self-doubt while discussing the importance of inclusivity and diversity.”
Other speakers at the event included Oliver Kahn, a former German national soccer goalie who is now a noted entrepreneur in the country.
President Barack Obama gave his own remarks at the same event in 2020, with a more reasonable approach to his talking points. The former president allegedly spoke about “entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills,” but his fee for the event is unknown.
The Bits & Pretzels conference is a three-day event that typically hears from founders of national and multinational companies. It is unclear why the former first lady was invited.
The Obama family last made waves with reports that their personal chef had died in a pond on their property on Martha's Vineyard.
The former president's wife released a statement following the alleged paddleboarding accident that took the chef's life.
"Tafari [Campbell] was a beloved part of our family. When we first met him, he was a talented sous chef at the White House — creative and passionate about food, and its ability to bring people together. In the years that followed, we got to know him as a warm, fun, extraordinarily kind person who made all of our lives a little brighter."
Previously, President Obama was mocked for remarks he made after the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action.
“For generations of students who had been systematically excluded from most of America’s key institutions — [affirmative action] gave us the chance to show we more than deserved a seat at the table. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, it’s time to redouble our efforts.”
He reportedly made these statements while aboard a luxury yacht in the Greek isles.
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