Jan 22, 2001
Bush's nominee for secretary of state is former General Colin Powell. Since Powell left the army seven years ago, he's had a new career giving speeches. He gets at least $59,500 per speech, and sometimes more. Last year Coca-Cola, Goldman, Sachs and American Express were among corporations that each paid him over $100,000 for a speech.
And what is the former general speaking on? He urges others to volunteer their time –and gets paid very well for it. Nice work if you can get it!