President Biden on Friday told a virtual summit of world leaders that he was a “professor” as of two years ago — touting a role that previously drew controversy because he was paid handsomely for nine reported visits to campus.
Biden earned nearly $1 million from the University of Pennsylvania from 2017 to 2019, despite appearing rarely at the Ivy League school.
Biden said in a livestreamed address to the Munich Security Conference, “Two year ago, as you pointed out, when I last spoke in Munich, I was a private citizen. I was a professor, not an elected official.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were among the leaders who beamed into the speech, which followed a private morning discussion among G7 leaders.
Biden was an honorary professor at the Philadelphia school from February 2017 to April 2019.
He was paid $371,159 in 2017 and $540,484 in 2018 and 2019, according to an investigative report from the