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Sawzaw BS: Down with the 1% (39) RE: BS: Down with the 1% 23 Feb 14


In the 12 years since Bill Clinton has left office, he has given 544 paid speeches all over the world. His fee has ranged from $28,000 to $750,000. The average fee for a single speaking engagement has been $195,000. In 2012, Bill earned $17 million and in 2011 he earned $13.4 million. In total he has made $106 million off speaking engagements since 2001.

Bill:"This inequality problem bedevils the entire country. But it is not just a moral outrage, it is a horrible constraint on economic growth and on giving people the security they need to tackle problems like climate change."

Earlier in 2013 Hillary Clinton re-entered private life after stepping down as Secretary of State. Hillary quickly earned a cool $14 million advance for future book with publishing company Simon & Schuster. She is also starting to hit the private speech circuit and earning six figures for her time.

In speech Hillary gave upon receiving an award at her Yale Law fortieth anniversary, she said that America must "reverse this tide of inequality that is eating away at the social fabric of our country."


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