While he and his wife are not everyone's cup of tea at home, for some reason he's a hit abroad and while his day job is now apparently Middle East envoy for the United Nations (how's that workin' for ya?) some estimates put his earnings in excess of £25million from speaking fees, book deals, and special advisory roles.
Then there's the property portfolio worth £14 million not to mention his missus Cherie the lawyer – and eBay seller – who does her best on a £200,000-a-year salary.
So it seemed a nice, generous act to host the end-of term party for their son Leo and his classmates at their £6 million Buckinghamshire pad... until parents found out that they'd have to pay for the privilege.
Yep, Tony and Cherie – who just lost their fight to maintain four armed officers on a round-the-clock detail outside their London pad – consider themselves under such a threat that no one was allowed to drive to their Grade I listed home. Instead a coach had to be hired to take the children from central London and parents were asked to stump up £10 each.
Just don't expect your kid to win anything at Pass the Parcel.
Protestations that parents can't afford a 10-quid coach trip don't really ring true but I guess it's the principle involved that an act of generosity is soured by a petty, penny-pinching exercise. It's often hard to believe that Tony Blair was actually a Labour Party leader.
As for poor old Leo, he better get used to not being picked for football. I hope he likes reading.