Now Boris Johnson has a fourth job after signing half a million pound book deal

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As if the prospect of working three jobs wasn’t enough, Boris Johnson has only gone and landed himself a fourth.

The Mayor of London, MP for Uxbridge and Telegraph columnist can add a fourth string to his increasingly crowded bow, after signing a book deal.

Busy Boris will pen a new biography of Shakespeare for Hodder, due to be published next year, the Sunday Times reports, netting a cool half a million pounds in the process.

Of course, Boris is also a minister in David Cameron’s new all-Tory cabinet, but it’s debatable whether that would then count his latest employment as a fifth job - he did say being a minister was as “zero-hours” job after all.

He already has several books to his name, but adding the latest job takes four-jobs-Boris’s earnings to almost £897,000 over the next year, although he did lose two-thirds of his mayor's salary after becoming an MP.

Johnson was the favourite to become the next leader of the Tory party after David Cameron accidently revealed he wouldn't serve a third term at the top. However, rival George Osborne has slipped ahead after a storming Budget performance.

Johnson's odds went from 5/2 to 11/4, but at least he has plenty of options to choose from if that career ambition doesn't work out.

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