"Alongside his role as a Middle East peace envoy, Blair's channelled his energy into philanthropy, establishing three charities. "The Tony Blair Sports Foundation pairs volunteer sport coaches with children in Britain's North East and his Faith Foundation aims to reconcile the three Abrahamic faiths, but his most ambitious is the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative.
There are many people who work and live philanthropically. Nominating Blair after his absence on the Gaza Israeli conflict is obscene.
At the ceremony Mr Blair, 61, said: ‘I would like to dedicate this award to the people that work with and for my organisations.’
The Blairs have a huge property empire worth in excess of £30 mil. The couple have bought properties for their kids. Blair commands a fee of around £250,000 a time for private speeches that may be as brief as 30 minutes.
Tony claims reports of his wealth are exaggerated. If we could confirm that much of his wealth is given directly to help the people of Africa fair enough. If not the man does not know the meaning of the word philanthropy.
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