Skip to comments.Al Gore is criticised for lining his own pockets after £3,300-per-minute green speech
Posted on 12/08/2007 3:42:58 PM PST by melt
Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet after charging £3,300 a minute to deliver a poorly received speech.
The former American Vice-President was also accused of being "precious" at the London event, demanding his own VIP room and ejecting journalists, despite hopes the star-studded gathering would generate publicity for the fight against global warming.
Many of the audience at last month's Fortune Forum summit were restless as Mr Gore, who has won both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his campaigning work this year, delivered the half-hour speech that netted him £100,000.
The glittering fundraiser was held in The Royal Courts of Justice and attracted world leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrity activists including Bob Geldof, Darryl Hannah and Jerry Hall, who was there as "a Special Ambassador of The Alliance for a New Humanity". Guests had paid between £1,000 and £50,000 to attend.
But a source told The Mail on Sunday: "Many guests looked tired and began to talk among themselves during his speech. Heads began to twitch with tiredness.
"Al uses his position for great personal gain. He goes from event to event delivering a similar speech, earning a large fee, and a lot of the time he doesn't actually inform the audience.
"He refused to speak to journalists and security would usher away VIP guests and the Press.
"He was being very precious and demanded his own VIP room before the event, where he held his own exclusive reception.
"The other guests were cut off. It was very clear that many guests were disappointed by this."
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£3,300 a minute? Isn't the £ now equal to roughly two dollars? That's ~$6,600 per minute.
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The same morons that made a software engineer out of him when he "invented" the Internet.
Didn’t he own the carbon credit company he buys credits from?
Who’d have guessed that Al would turn out to be a bigger con artist than Bill?
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