How Bill Clinton cashed in after leaving White House

Last Thursday, the Washington Post released a report detailing the $104.9 million that former president Bill Clinton has made from speaking fees since leaving office.

The report comes a few days after Hillary Clinton was lambasted by students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for charging a $225,000 speaking fee, and a week after she told the Guardian that she was “unlike” the “truly well off.”

The data on speaking engagements, which stops in 2013, when Hillary left office as secretary of state, covers 542 speeches made by Bill Clinton. Almost all of his 542 speaking engagements netted him more than $100,000 apiece. On one occasion, Clinton made $1.3 million from an event that lasted two days.

The enormous amount of money made, putting the couple securely in the top 0.1 percent of income earners in the richest country in the world, belies the ridiculous claim that the Clintons are not “truly well off.”

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/clin-j30.html

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