On Thursday night, Snooki spoke at Rutgers University in New Jersey, just a short drive from Seaside Heights, and pulled in a crowd of 2,000 students. “When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself,” she said, as words of wisdom for the students. “Study hard, but party harder.” Parents, of course, are up in arms about this. Especially when the news broke that Rutgers paid Snooki an insanely whopping $32,000 for her appearance. That’s $10,000 more than the school’s annual tuition and housing fees. And it’s also $2,000 more than the university
paid will pay Toni Morrison, famed author and Nobel Prize winner, for her commencement address last this year.
After the jump, some more famous faces Snooki banked more than for her appearance.
- The same night Snooki gave her talk, Ann Coulter spoke a the University of Wyoming for a fee of $20K. [Trib.com]
- Bristol Palin reportedly gets $30K for a speakers fee—we assume to talk about abstinence and life as a Palin daughter. Her mom gets much more, though—she apparently asked Cal State Stanislaus $75K for a campus talk. [Examiner]
- Arianna Huffinton can also be booked for $30K. [Paid Content]
One Rutgers student makes a very good point about Snooki: “Rutgers probably could have paid her with a case of beer.”
But in other Snooki news, she did some pretty awesome tumbling at WrestleMania XXVII. Way to use her former cheerleading skills.