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Hillary Clinton to Charge $200k Per Lecture
Though Hillary Clinton recently resigned from her job as Secretary of State, she won’t need to worry about not getting paid, as she is charging $200,000 per speech in her lecture circuit.
This means she’ll be making more than she did in a year at her previous job, which paid her a salary of $186,000.
She hired a top talent agency to represent her as she goes on a lecture tour, and her hefty charging fee was just announced on Wednesday.
Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, also has a high lecture fee, commanding six-figures to speak at an event.
Harry Walker Agency now represents Hillary, an agency known for putting politicians and newsmakers on the lecture circuit.
Bill also signed onto the agency when he finished his final term as president. It proved to be one of his best decisions, as it garnered him more than $75 million from 2001 to 2010, and more than $10 million in 2010 alone.
Along with Bill, other notable names with the agency include former Vice President Al Gore and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Both charge $175,000 and $100,000 per gig, respectively.
Other names include former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Senators Olympia Snowe and Joe Lieberman, Obama campaign strategist Jim Messina and former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.
Though she is charging more than she made in a year at her old job, Politico said she will likely do some lectures for free “for causes she champions.”
Aside from giving speeches, Hillary has said she will spend her time writing another book. Simon & Schuster reportedly paid her $8 million in an advance for her first book, Living History, which was published in December of 2000.
Much speculation has surrounded her possible run for presidency in 2016, but she has kept quiet about it.
Meanwhile, her potential competitors are being open about their fundraising attempts, with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Florida Senator Marco Rubio raising a significant amount in recent weeks.