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Hillary Clinton's Net Worth

Hillary Clinton’s multifaceted career spans politics, writing, and public speaking, contributing to her substantial net worth of $120 million.

Beyond her roles as former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, Clinton earns from speaking engagements and book sales.

Her achievements include Grammy Awards, induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and various honorary doctorates.

This article explores Clinton’s financial success, her diverse income streams, her personal life, and the accolades that highlight her influence in American society.  

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What is Hillary Clinton’s net worth?

Hillary Clinton is an American politician, author, and media personality. She has a net worth of $120 million, combined with her husband, Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

Hillary served as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was a U.S. Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009 and the Secretary of State under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.

In 2016, Hillary was the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, becoming the first woman to win a major U.S. political party’s presidential nomination.

She won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College vote, losing the election to Donald Trump.

Career Highlights

Hillary Clinton has had a distinguished career with several notable highlights:

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  • First Lady of the United States (1993–2001): As First Lady, she advocated for healthcare reform and women’s rights.
  • U.S. Senator from New York (2001–2009): She became the first female senator from New York and focused on health and security issues.
  • 67th U.S. Secretary of State (2009–2013): As Secretary of State, she concentrated on international diplomacy, responded to the Arab Spring, and was involved in the operation that led to Osama bin Laden’s death.
  • 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee: Clinton was the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. She won the popular vote in the 2016 election.
  • Author and Speaker: She wrote several books, including “Hard Choices” and “What Happened,” sharing her public service experiences and political views.
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Throughout her career, Clinton has been a trailblazer for women in politics and remains a significant figure in American public life.

Hillary Clinton’s Sources of Income

Hillary Clinton’s income comes from various sources, including:

  1. Speaking Engagements: Both Hillary and Bill Clinton earn significant income from paid speaking engagements worldwide.
  2. Book Deals: Hillary is a successful author with several books, such as “It Takes A Village,” “Living History,” “Hard Choices,” and “What Happened,” which have been lucrative.
  3. Consultation: Her expertise in politics and international relations makes her a sought-after consultant.
  4. Investments: The Clintons have made smart investments that contribute to their wealth.
  5. Legal Career: Before her political career, Hillary was a partner at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Secretary of State Salary

As Secretary of State, Hillary earned $186,000 per year. She was the fourth highest-paid government official in the United States.

Only the President ($400,000), the Vice President ($225,551), and the Secretary of the Treasury ($191,300) earned more than her.

Notable Salaries

Clinton often speaks at Wall Street firms or business conventions, earning between $200,000 and $225,000 per engagement.

In a 15-month period ending in March 2015, she earned over $11 million from her speeches alone.

From 2007 to 2014, the Clintons earned nearly $141 million together.

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During this time, they paid about $56 million in federal and state taxes and donated approximately $15 million to charity.

Biography

Hillary Clinton, born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest of three siblings.

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During high school, she joined the student council and school newspaper and earned selection into the National Honor Society.

She became class vice president in her junior year and was voted “most likely to succeed” in her senior year. Clinton graduated in the top 5% of her class in 1965.

Clinton then majored in political science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She graduated with departmental honors in 1969 and entered Yale Law School.

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At Yale, she was on the editorial board of the “Yale Review of Law and Social Action.” She earned her law degree in 1973.

Personal Life

Hillary began dating fellow law student Bill Clinton in the spring of 1971. Shortly after she graduated from Yale Law School in 1973, Bill proposed.

Hillary declined at first but agreed to marry him after they bought a house together in Fayetteville, Arkansas, two years later.

Today, this home is the Clinton House Museum.

The couple got married in their living room on October 11, 1975, during a Methodist ceremony. Hillary has been a member of the United Methodist Church her entire life.

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Hillary gave birth to their only child, Chelsea Victoria Clinton, on February 27, 1980. She is now a grandmother to Chelsea’s three children.

In 2016, the Clintons bought a home in Chappaqua, New York, for $1.6 million.

Hillary Clinton’s Net Worth, Awards and Accolades

Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has earned numerous awards and accolades. Here are some notable ones:

  • Grammy Awards: She won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for “It Takes a Village” in 1997 and was nominated for “Living History” in 2004.
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame: She was inducted in 2005 for her contributions to American society.
  • Arkansas Woman of the Year: Named by the Arkansas Democrat in 1983.
  • Honorary Doctorates: Received from various institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.
  • Public Citizens of the Year: Along with Bill Clinton, named by the Arkansas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers around 1983 or 1984.
  • Most Influential Lawyers in America: Listed by the National Law Journal in 1988 and 1991.
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