While Hillary Clinton takes a mini-break from politics, she is clearly cleaning up on the speaking circuit to the tune of $200,000 a pop.
The former First Lady and Secretary of State traveled nearly a million miles while globe trotting for President Barack Obama, visiting a record 112 countries.
Instead of resting on her laurels while weighing a presidential run in 2016, Hillary has been busy penning another best seller, this one about her recent four-year stint.
Regarding the lucrative business of delivering speeches, the Times opined, “For about $200,000, Mrs Clinton will offer pithy reflections and lessons from her time as the nation’s top diplomat, offering up ‘leadership is a team sport,’ ‘you can’t win if you don’t show up,’ and ‘a whisper can be louder than a shout.’”
“She sticks around for handshakes and picture-taking, but the cost of travel, and whether a private jet is provided, must be negotiated as part of her fee.”
Bill Clinton earned $17 million last year for speeches throughout the U.S. His average fee is also $200,000 – but he has been known to command a great deal more for special gigs. A Lagos, Nigeria company recently shelled out $700,000 to hear what the former president had to say on a number of subjects.
Not all former or prospective Commanders in Chief are taking advantage of this particular gravy train. POTUS #43 has decided to take up painting instead. Make no mistake – those George W. Bush signatures scrawled across the bottom of each canvas will be worth a kings ransom if W ever decides to share them with the world.
Whatever floats your boat.