Current occupation: Author, Teacher, Philanthropist
Current net worth: $120 million combined net worth with wife Hillary
Verifiable current income: $200,000*
William Jefferson Clinton is an American politician and the 42nd U.S. president serving two terms from 1993-2001. He has a current net worth of $120 million which includes the income of his wife, Hillary, according to Celebritynetworth.com
Clinton attended Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he graduated with a degree in Foreign Service. After his time at Georgetown, Clinton was a Rhodes scholar studying at Oxford University. He attended Yale Law School, where he met Hillary Rodham. The two were married in October 1975.
Early net worth
Clinton’s early financial net worth reflects his academic and public service work. He never earned more than $35,000 per year before he entered the Whitehouse. Working at a law firm, his wife was the breadwinner in their early years.
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Clinton earned $200,000 annually as president, but in 1996 the couple’s earnings shot up to $ 1 million in 1996 due to the success of Hillary’s book “It Takes a Village.” The end of Clinton’s time in office was beleaguered by scandal and lawsuits. They were technically in debt after finished paying attorneys and settlements.
Once the Clintons left the White House, their income rose drastically. Clinton received the largest advance in history, $15,000,000, for his first book “My Life.”
Clinton is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world, earning $150,000 to $900,000 for a single speech. In 2017 alone, he earned $17 million off of 73 speeches.
Combined, the Clintons have earned more than $250 million from speaking engagements, book advances, royalties, investments, and consulting fees. It is estimated that the couple has earned between $10 million and $30 million per year in recent years.
*Current income based on presidential pension.
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