Claim to Fame: New York City Mayor, 1994-2001
Giuliani made millions giving speeches after his term as mayor of New York ended, including $11.4 million in 2006. Shortly after the September 11 terror attacks, he was commanding as much as $200,000 per appearance, but he has since seen his top price fall. Giuliani's pitch on leadership and crisis management became a central theme of his failed bid for the Republican Presidential nomination. His lucrative speeches have caused him political problems. News reports revealed that while his colleagues on the Iraq Study Group were meeting in 2006 to figure out how to go forward in Iraq, he was making as much as $200,000 a shot giving speeches. Giuliani eventually quit the study group, citing "previous time commitments." He requires a private jet for speaking engagements.