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Rupert is paid $10,000 per appearance, plans to be “Donald Trump’s biggest competitor”

In addition to paying off his mom’s house and funding his charity, Rupert Boneham is using the $1 million he won on Survivor All-Stars “to build a modest business empire on his own terms,” the Indianapolis Star reports.

He’s created “RFB Enterprises, which stands for Rupert Frederick Boneham, [and it] is the parent company of three business ventures: promotion, real estate and production companies.” Talking of his plans to buy million-dollar office buildings, he tells the paper, “Before long you will see RFB on office buildings all over the city. One day, I will be Donald Trump’s biggest competitor in real estate.”

The owner of a business that has used Rupert for endorsements says “[h]e’s got that charisma that you just can’t buy” and calls Rupert’s business a “burgeoning empire.” Part of that empire includes speaking engagements, for which Rupert is paid $10,000 each, and “[h]e did more than 200 of those in 2005,” the Star reports. For the math challenged, that’s $2 million.

Tribal tycoon [Indianapolis Star]

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