When Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that he is transitioning into a woman, he inspired millions of viewers with his message of honesty and self-acceptance.
Well now, the Olympian will inspire others one stage at a time.
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According to sources, the reality TV star will return to motivational speaking!
The eyewitness exclaimed:
"It was very lucrative for him in the past and now he has a whole new audience."
Reportedly, when the 65-year-old began doing speaking engagements in the 1970s, he earned around $5,000 per gig.
According to life coach Seth Rainess, he could now make triple that amount!
"Bruce will be in greater demand than anybody. He could make tens of thousands per engagement."
Not that the athlete will do these events solely for money.
As he told Miz Sawyer, he wants to use his celebrity to bring awareness to the transgendered community, and to help others coping with the same identity issues.
"What I'm doing is going to do some good. And we're going to change the world. I really firmly believe that. We're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing."
The inside source added:
"He is going to be a role model for the transgender community… He knows he has an important job to do."
We're so glad Bruce is hitting the road! We would totally love to hear him speak!
( From Perez: Bruce stated in the interview to use "he" and "him" so we will do so in our coverage until that changes. )
[Image via ABC.]
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