It seems sex scandals and campaign losses haven’t hurt the Clintons as much as we’d like to think.
Since leaving the White House in 2001, Bill and Hillary Clinton have been the subjects of numerous federal investigations and scandals — but all that doesn’t seem to be hurting their pockets. In less than two decades since leaving Washington, the Clintons have made at least $240 million, largely from speeches and book sales.
When they moved out of the White House, the political power couple was $12 million in debt.
Talk about a comeback.
An October report from Town and Country magazine maintained that former President Bill Clinton has earned $189 million since leaving office, while his wife, Hillary, has made nearly $51 million. Much of Hillary Clinton’s earnings reportedly come from her book sales.
In 2014, Hillary Clinton received a $14 million advance for her memoir Hard Choices, and experts believe she may have earned at least that much in advance of the release of her most recent book, What Happened, which sold more than 300,000 copies in its first week.
This has all contributed to the former secretary of state’s comfortable net worth, which was estimated by Wealth-X to be more than $18 million, though Fox Business reported in October 2017 that she had a net worth of $45 million.
According to Town and Country, Clinton’s “federal financial disclosure filing in 2015 showed that she had between $11.3 million and $52.7 million in the bank.”
Regardless of the exact figures, Hillary Clinton’s net worth still pales in comparison to that of her husband. The former president was rumoredin June 2017 to have a net worth of a staggering $80 million, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for every speech he delivers.
But speeches aren’t all that earn Bill Clinton the big bucks. His books, including his bestselling 2014 memoir, My Life, have earned him more than $38 million since he left office.
Forbes further reported:
In addition to the high-profile books and speaking gigs, [Bill Clinton has] quietly earned several million dollars offering consulting to private companies. He made $15 million advising billionaire Ron Burkle’s investment firm Yucaipa and another $24 million consulting for-profit education companies Laureate Education and GMS Education.
With an estimated combined net worth of up to $125 million, Bill and Hillary Clinton certainly aren’t hurting for money — but don’t worry: they’ll keep trying to convince the average American that they understand what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck. As if.