Bill Zanker, founder and president of the Learning Annex. Zanker hired Donald Trump in 2005 to speak at three real estate investing seminars for $1 million per speech.
Those went so well that the company proceeded to hire him for another 17 seminars in 2006-07 for $1.5 million each. Zanker claims that he’s turned a profit on every event, where admission prices top out around $500”
“He’s worth every penny,” Zanker says. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. There is no better business speaker than Donald Trump. He attracts the biggest crowds in the world.”
Former president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was paid $2 million by media company Fujisankei Communications for two speeches and a handful of press interviews during a tour of Japan. Adjusting for inflation reveals that he was paid over $1.7 million per speech in today’s currency so we may consider these the most expensive speeches ever made.
Another former president, Bill Clinton generated $10.2 million in speaking fees in 2006 (the most recent year for which public records are available); he remains one of most popular top-tier speakers around !
Learning Annex even offered Paris Hilton a million dollars last year to speak at a Learning Annex seminar on building your own brand. She turned him down. “I thought she was a brilliant brander, but I think I was a little ahead of her.” Bill Zanker said…
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Whether you’re a backgammon champion or have never played you will love this luxury Backgammon Set made of alligator.
Supplier of the boards for the World Championships, Max Parker (son of the eponymous Geoffrey) has personally created this Geoffrey Parker branded set exclusively for 20ltd.com
The alligator case opens to reveal a hand inlaid Shagreen playing field which is complimented by sterling silver Shagreen game pieces and alligator wrapped dice cups.
A Sterling silver disc above the carrying handle is engraved disc with the limited edition number.
Priced at $18,000 – Only 20 editions will ever be made
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Becker Automotive Design, known globally for their unique custom limousine and coach conversion vehicles, in alliance with STRUT has developed a special-edition Cadillac Escalade ESV.
“It combines a blend of privacy and European luxury interior craftsmanship with cutting edge mobile office capabilities in a floor to ceiling custom leather interior designed for comfort, convenience, and ergonomic utility.”
Chopard, a Switzerland located company, has released the worlds most expensive watch.
The Chopard 201-carat Watch costs $25 million dollars and features three heart-shaped diamonds, the pink weighs 15 carats, the blue weighs 12 carats and the white weighs 11 carats.
In addition to those the watch bracelet comes festooned in 163 carats of white and yellow flower-like diamonds.
The watch has a spring-loaded mechanism which, when pressed, allows the three heart shapes to mechanically open up to see the time !
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In the city of Mokpo, South Korea, we can see a very mysterious aircraft, which cannot possibly be in flight where it appears to be!
As a matter of fact, we still don’t know how the aircraft was transported to this site, but it turns out to be the world’s fist Boeing 747 converted to a restaurant !
It can accommodate up to 150 tables but it is currently undergoing renovation (it definitely needs one)
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SETZER DESIGN, one of the world’s most respected yacht design studios, has unveiled Two Stunning Additions to Its “Vision Line” of Megayachts.
Cerise, a sleek 50 meter/165-foot plumb bow, and Javelin, a grand 73 meter/240-foot vessel are the latest to emerge among Setzer Design Group’s new, futuristic Vision Line of mega-yacht designs.
The “VL-50” Cerise brings an elegant, refined design to life via the studio’s spin on the plumb-bow trend, yet at a more manageable, main-stream market sizing. Expressed in vivid red, the design’s unique styling is underscored by the long, sweeping, retro elements of its superstructure.