The Clintons Earned $6.7 Million From Speeches In 2015; $55 Million Since 2013

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While the US obssesses over the taxable Adjusted Gross Income of real-estate billionaire Donald Trump (and has to be content with his just released 104 personal financial statement posted here), another just as (if not more) important number was revealed in a financial disclosure form filed on Tuesday night by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.  Accordingly, Bill and Hillary Clinton have earned $6.7 million from paid speeches, aka a legal way to purchase influence, since the beginning of 2015, including $2.7 million from speeches the former president gave after his wife officially kicked off her White House bid last April.

As MarketWatch adds, Bill Clinton was paid $285,000 to speak to America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade association for health insurers, in June 2015. He was paid $200,000 to speak at Stephens Inc., an Arkansas financial-services firm run by Warren Stephens, a major Republican donor. And in September 2015, he was paid $225,000 to speak to Computer Design & Integration LLC, a New Jersey information technology firm.

Hillary Clinton stopped giving paid speeches when she started her 2016 campaign, and Bill Clinton hasn’t given any since a November 2015 event in Toronto, according to the form. He has said he didn’t think he would continue to give paid speeches if his wife became president; instead he made it clear he wants to have an "economic role" under president Hillary.

In addition to the speech income, Hillary Clinton received more than $5 million in book royalties since the beginning of 2015, and Bill Clinton was paid by the Varkey GEMS Foundation, an education charity, and Laureate Education Inc., a for-profit company. Bill Clinton isn’t required to reveal his exact earnings from that consulting work. The couple hasn’t yet released their 2015 tax returns, though they have released decades of past returns.

The 2015 disclosure is in addition to previously released speech details which we had broken out previously. From 2013 until 2015 Bill Clinton has been paid $26.6 million for 94 speeches; Hillary's grand total is slightly less: $21.7 million for 92 private appearances.

 Below we present the full breakdown of every publicly disclosed speech event by Hillary Clinton, together with the associated fee for the 2013-2015 period.

And likewise for Bill Clinton:

And a visual way of showing the above data.




Source: Hillaryclinton.con and Politco

The grand total comes down to just about $55 million in speech fees for the two Clintons since 2013.

The Clinton campaign was quick to take a jab at Trump following her disclosure. "Despite Donald Trump’s boasting, submitting his personal financial disclosure form is no breakthrough for transparency,” Christina Reynolds, a Clinton spokeswoman, said in a statement.

"The true test for Donald Trump,” she continued, “is whether he will adhere to the precedent followed by every presidential candidate in the modern era and make his tax returns available, as Hillary Clinton has done."

Trump should simply respond by saying he will reveal his tax return the moment Hillary releases her Goldman transcripts.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture



They are just really good speakers.

Bribery is the act of giving money, goods or other forms of recompense to a recipient in exchange for an alteration of their behavior (to the benefit/interest of the giver) that the recipient would otherwise not alter. Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It's good to be king (past Bill)....and queen (past Hillary).....and queen king (future Hillary).....and king queen (future Bill).

For Bill at least, the highest fees come from overseas.

jcaz's picture

...Yet too stupid to handle an email account with classified information.

Gee, I wonder if those things are related....  Maybe the Justice Department can figure that out....

Or not....

Payne's picture

Can Hillary run with Bill Clinton as her Vice presidential pick ?

MalteseFalcon's picture

Hitlery is selling influence.

She is selling it to REPUBLICAN donors.

Selling influence is another way of selling your government.

On the other hand, Hitlery has a vagina and it's well past time for a woman president (one with an actual vagina).

So just shoot me.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

In Amerika, you can buy ANYTHING! Call it speaking fee or campaign contribution, graft and bribe is living and well in USSA!

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

What I want to know is, did Hillary even GIVE a speech??  Where are the transcripts?? Where is the video tape of her speaking??  Did they even happen???    Did anyone check her travel itineraries to see if she was even at the location the speech happened??  I'm inclined to think they just handed her a check for speeches that never happened in many instances.  Sounds like a nice cover to pass money real easily.  Even if she did give a speech, its obvious that too is cover for Quid Pro Quo's.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Beam Me Up Scotty May 18, 2016 1:30 PM

And just what "better mousetrap" did the Clintons create to be rewarded all this wealth by society?

Four chan's picture

and these cunts want more power and even more money, i cant wait to opt out of the clinton spam.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Hmmm. You know, I can't think of anything those two could say over the course of a year that would be worth any where near that much. Must be something else. /s

The Alarmist's picture

No, the title is wrong ... it should read


"The Clintons  Were Given $6.7 Million for Speeches In 2015; $55 Million Since 2013"
geeves's picture

Boris you're almost correct.  You can buy anything but you have to be careful what you call it.  It has to be called a speaking fee because "campaign contribution" is a little too blatant even for the Kardashian/Sports Center watching masses to not connect the dots.  That's really been the name of the game in politics in the developed world.  Be as evil and psychopathic as possible to get ahead but appear clean enough on paper to anyone with an 80 IQ or less.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture


No. The VP has to be able to serve as president if the president die or be forced out of office.

Bill isn't able to since he already served two terms.

Paveway IV's picture

Well, you have to admit... the $225,000 from the Society of Clinical Pathology was probably deserved.

Where could the Society EVER find such a pristine example of a live psychopathic subject to observe? The fact that Hillary is presumably alive and flapping her arms around in her saggy skin-suit is a bonus for the pathologists. Usually, the Society only sees such examples stored in a jar pickled in formaldehyde.

Hillary only gets into her jar of formaldehyde at night, when nobody is watching. Right after her live infant liver night-time snack.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Speech sounds so much better than bribe.......

Omen IV's picture

Deferred Compensation Agreement -


$140 milllion for Clinton signature on NAFTA / WTO / Repeal of GS / Derivatives Act -  plus Hillary  - Ukraine color revolution / Libya chaos - $13 million from Ukraine  Oligarchs alone - $11 million for Board seat SA Education Company etc etc

KnuckleDragger-X's picture'll ruin the surprise ending.........

geeves's picture

Legalized bribery.

venturen's picture

it isn't legal...just like what Corzine did wasn't legal. Obama administration should go to jail with regime change. Christie as AG would put of lot of these people in jail!

Buster Cherry's picture

He'd do no such thing...too busy chasing Springsteen hoping to suck his dick.

beemasters's picture

It should be called 'bribery laundering'.

skinwalker's picture

A wise stripper once told me that Hillary will get 357% of the black vote, cuz what black man doesn't like a white chick with a huge ass? 

Skiprrrdog's picture

She is not a chick. She has a bigger dick than Billy Joe Bob...

Jason T's picture

I would have to be paid to go to one of their speeches .. a nice dinner would work, otherwise, i could give two shits what either of them has to say.

nmewn's picture

How I went from "dead broke" to influence peddling millionaire by Hillary Clinton.

With guest foreward by Paul

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"Paul Krugman is busy breaking windows now and can't come to the phone. Please call back later." (click)

918pigpen's picture

Will Work For Food

Will You Please Help?

atthelake's picture

Bribery to a point of treason.

cinderalle's picture

so woh are these sociopathes paying these liars so much money to spew their lies, unbelievable

KCMLO's picture

Clinton won't release speech transcripts because it becomes obvious these engagements were just bribes.

Trump  won't release his tax returns because his net worth is probably far less than what he publicly claims, at least especially within the lens of his tax liability.  His whole campaign is being a "winner" and that won't work if he's not coming up with income capable of supporting the $10 billion he claims he's worth.

CJgipper's picture

I do deal structuring for a living.  His personal income would be under 1M if I was handling his affairs.  You pay EVERYTHING out of the business.  EVERYTHING.  This is also why you can rent his house.  All high net worth people with half a brain and a couple of tax attorneys on hand do things this way.

Panic Mode's picture

This sort of figure means when you don't have freedom of speech in mainstream media

Squid Viscous's picture

what's the point? to give it all to their ugly cunt daughter and kike grandkids?

FrankieGoesToHollywood's picture

Probably becasue people would rather pay them to talk than pay them to do something.

WTFUD's picture

Political favours aka kick-backs.

mantrid's picture

I think BS should be free, why pay for it?

bada boom's picture

Like she would have anything of value to say.

Ghost of Porky's picture

How much to make them shut up?

Paul Kersey's picture

How come Bill didn't earn any money for his speeches to the Girl Scouts of America?  Did he take something in trade?

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) May 18, 2016 11:52 AM

"They speak so well" 

Only $6.7 million, what a shame. If they weren't so distracted with this presidential run I'm sure they could pull in 10 times that. Well I'm sure they'll do 100 times that if Hillary becomes president 

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

Isn't great to be
A 501C3
More money, for you and me
And best of all, it's tax free

VWAndy's picture

 Ever wonder just who runs the deep state? My guess would be the Bushes and Clintons do. Who runs it globally?

JamaicaJim's picture

Only cunts listen to other cunts......


...and pay for it.


The only way I'd pay anything on the Clintons is to see them both shot in the face.