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Tony Blair worth up to £60m, with complex web of companies “to hide just how much money he makes”

The Sunday Telegraph yesterday reported that Tony Blair “will enter the rich-lists for the first time this year with a fortune of somewhere between £35 million and £60 million” and, according to accountants, he also has “a complex web of companies, designed… to hide just how much money he makes and from where his money comes.”

According to the Telegraph, Blair’s  business empire now also has a trading arm, headed by the former managing director at Barclays Capital and staffed by recruits, licensed by the FSA, from Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan and KPMG.

Clients include such liberal regimes as the well-known democracies of Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Qatar.

Undoubtedly, this is entirely an example of responsible capitalism, and Mr Blair’s “complex web of companies” will not result in any avoidance of tax payments.

9 Comments

  1. Dave says:

    One wonders how he manages to sleep at night…

  2. Rob the cripple says:

    Not really worth talking about. but how does he sleep, well with his bank account. He counts all the naughts sends him straight to sleep.

  3. RedShift says:

    I find the contrast with Brown quite interesting (i.e. earning a lot from speeches and such but donating it all to charity).

    1. Jon Lansman says:

      Absolutely right. See for example this information just posted at the Green Benches:

      • Gordon Brown has turned down his Prime Minister’s Pension, becoming the first former PM to do so. During this parliament alone, this means he will be forfeiting £385,000 (evidence here)
      • Gordon Brown has won 5+ appeals to the Press Complaints Commission after 3 gutter press papers wrongly reported on his earnings (evidence here)
      • Gordon Brown does not, personally, make a single penny in earnings he makes outside the House of Commons (evidence here).
      • Despite living in Scotland, the former Prime Minister does not claim a Second Home Allowance for London. Considering that some London MPs do, readers will appreciate the scale of the ethical decision taken (evidence here).
      • Gordon Brown has given more than £1 million to charity since 2010. The rest of his extra parliamentary income pays staff & running costs of his office (evidence here)
  4. Rob the cripple says:

    It’s sad that Gordon did not have a real political face, or a real attitude for being at the top it’s sad but he was way out of his depth.

    he would I think have made a good leader, sadly in these day of celebrities and X factors, he was totally out of his depth.

    Sad that this is the world we live in, I doubt Harold Wilson would have made it to the leadership now, his pipe would have been seen as evil.

  5. Rob the cripple says:

    But of course people will remember him for all that went wrong when he was in power whether it was his fault or not. No more Boom and Bust, Ms Duffy your a bigot.

    he will be known for the smile, and it is sad.

  6. norma dunne says:

    I always try to remain professorial and balanced but Blair is an egostitcal maniac. He cared nothing about the people of this Country. He is a warmonger and should be ashamed of his title as an international envoy of peace.

  7. Thomas Learmont says:

    I take my hat off to him- well done Tony. If I had given my life to this country for that number of years and had the stress of it all then I would expect to be rich by the end of it.

    1. Jon Lansman says:

      Thomas Learmont – except Thomas that it wasn’t his life that was given was it? It was the lives of hundreds of British troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

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