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Hillary Clinton Pulling in $200,000 Per Speech

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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.

Photo:  WENN

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