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McConaughey to be paid $135,000 for commencement speech


The actor will receive over $100,000 for speaking at UH commencement.  |  Courtesy of UH Media Relations

The actor will receive over $100,000 for speaking at UH commencement. | Courtesy of UH Media Relations

The University announced today that Matthew McConaughey will be paid $135,000 for speaking at UH’s spring commencement ceremony, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The actor will reportedly donate his earnings to his charity, j.k. livin foundation, which provides at-risk high school students with the tools and resources to prepare them for graduation and adult life.

The announcement comes on the heels of the University citing a confidentiality clause after the amount promised to the actor was requested by the Houston Chronicle. The University will also pay McConaughey’s booking agency, Celebrity Talent International, $20,250 for booking him.

The actor will speak at 7 p.m. May 15 in TDECU Stadium. Students will not walk at the University commencement, but will cross the stage at separate ceremonies for each college.

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