Since leaving office in September, Boris Johnson has been earning quite a bit of extra money.
The former Prime Minister received a £510,000 advance from HarperCollins to write his memoir, nearly around 100 times the average non-fiction writer's advance.
In addition to that, he's earned just under £2,000 in royalties for his previous books.
According to The New Statesman, these earnings have left most people reeling
The article in The Guardian notes that his earnings have sparked controversy with some Labour MPs criticizing Johnson for profiting from his time in public office.
However, the article does note that former Prime Ministers can earn money through paid speeches, advisory roles, and private sector positions.
Overall, Johnson's earnings since leaving office have been criticized by some, while others see it as a natural part of the transition after leaving a high-profile political position.