What Is Hillary Clinton’s Net Worth?

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Hillary Clinton drew criticism last year when she said her family was “dead broke” when they left the White House after her husband’s two terms in office.

Questions about her net worth are likely to come up again as she makes a run for the White House.

“Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today,” Clinton said on ABC’s “Good Morning America last June. “It’s an issue that I’ve worked on and cared about my entire adult life. Bill and I were obviously blessed. We worked hard for everything we got in our lives and we have continued to work hard.”

Federal financial disclosures show that the Clintons were in fact in $10.6 million in debt after President Bill Clinton’s presidency, according to The Washington Post. But through speeches, book deals and investments, the Clintons have gathered a net worth in the millions, though it’s not clear exactly how wealthy they are.

As a senator, Clinton revealed she had a net worth between $5 and $25 million, according to the Washington Post. Tax returns from her 2008 senate campaign show that the Clintons made an $87.3 million in joint income between 2001 and 2006.

Speaking appearances with fees as high as $200,000 have helped Hillary make money quickly. Bloomberg reported that she earned $12 million in the 16 months after leaving her post as Secretary of State in President Obama’s administration. Her annual salary was $186,600 as Secretary of State, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

President Clinton has said he his net worth was one of the lowest among 20th century presidents, according to Politifact.

But, as USA Today reported last year, Clinton is now one of the top 10 richest presidents in history, ranking 9th with a net worth of $55 million. He is estimated to have earned more than $100 million through speaking appearance and a $15 million book advance.

The Clintons purchased their Chappaqua, New York home for $1.7 million in 1999. They also bought a $2.85 million home near Embassy Row in Washington, DC in 2000, according to the New York Times.


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