AdelaideNow... Revealed: $100,000 for Bob Geldof's talk on poverty
ANTI-POVERTY campaigner Sir Bob Geldof cost organisers $100,000 to come to Melbourne and give a speech about world suffering.
Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis at a Crown casino function on Thursday night.
But it can be revealed the outspoken human rights activist charged about $100,000 for his troubles – a fee that included the cost of luxury hotel rooms and first-class airfares.
Fellow activist, World Vision CEO the Rev Tim Costello, spoke for free.
An event insider said: "It was an inspiring speech. But when you think he got paid $100,000 to talk about poverty it seems like a bit of a contradiction.
"That's $100,000 that could have made a difference to poverty right there