Here’s How Much Money Hillary Clinton Has Made Since Leaving The State Department
So much for ‘dead broke’: The Clintons made $12 MILLION in year they left White House and are the RICHEST living former first family …
Bill and Hillary Clinton weren’t ‘dead broke’ for very long at all after leaving the White House, it was revealed on June.
The Washington power couple has made more than $155 million since 2001, according to financial disclosure statements, making them richest, living first family in America.
In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired on Monday night, Hillary Clinton said that she and her husband were charging $200,000 on average for speeches because they were seeped in debt when they came out of the White House.
According to Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton has made a whopping twelve million dollars since she left the Department of State 16 months ago. This comes from three primary sources: her latest memoir, her speeches, and her appearances for companies.
Commenting on her success on the Daily Show, Clinton said:
Bill and I have worked really hard and we’ve been successful. We believed we could pretty much make our way up the ladder. Now, I think a lot of young people don’t believe that anymore.
Has her financial success, like Mitt Romney’s, come at a political cost? Given that Clinton has received millions from financial firms, liberal Robert Reich raises the question:
The real question behind the question is: Are you going to be fighting for average working people? It’s doubly important for her to show that even though she may take money from Wall Street, she won’t allow Wall Street to dictate what she says or the policies she will advocate.
Hillary Clinton brushed off Romney comparisons in an interview with PBS last month, labeling them a “false equivalency.” She stated:
I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for and what I’ve always stood for.
Hillary Clinton has made roughly $5 million in speeches since leaving the State Department last year, and she had made more than $16 million in advances for her two memoirs, In Living History, 2003, and Hard Choices, 2014.
She also earned approximately $2 million during her second career, first as United States Senator and later Secretary of State.
Bill has also accrued $2.6 million of his White House pension.
Together, the couple has a net worth of $100 million or more.
All former presidents receive an annual pension based on how much they were paid while in office.
No other modern president has made quite the killing that Bill has off of speeches and books, however.