Hillary Clinton’s net worth is $31.3 million.
You must think that the source of her wealth was the years she spent at the White House, the Senate, or the U.S. State Department. You’re wrong.
1. Hillary Clinton’s Net Worth Is $31.3 Million
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton’s net worth is $31.3 million, according to Money Nation. That figure makes her net worth 59 times larger than that of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and about the same as Ben Carson’s. Compared to the average American household, Hillary Clinton’s net worth is 459 times larger. However, compared to Bill Gates’ $80.0-billion net worth, Hillary Clinton’s net worth is 2,580 times smaller. (Source: “Hillary Clinton Net Worth,” Money Nation, December 1, 2015.)
2. Her Net Worth Was $700K When She Became First Lady
Hillary Clinton, who will turn 69 years old on October 26, began building her net worth as a lawyer in 1973, when she received her law degree from Yale Law School. She worked as an attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund in Massachusetts, married Bill Clinton in 1975, and joined the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas in 1977. In 1991, her last year working for the Rose Law Firm, she made more than $200,000. (Source: Ibid.)
3. Hillary’s Net Worth Was MINUS $8.0 Million in 2000
The Clintons left the White House in debt, owing to a range of legal expenses.
Although her assets continued to grow when she became First Lady, she and her husband took on a huge amount of legal debt. The debt was the result of battling the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations.
4. Speaking Fees Is the Main Boost to Her Net Worth
Although Hillary Clinton has been a visible public figure for decades, the great majority of her wealth was built within the past 15 years. (Source: Ibid.)
Hillary Clinton’s net worth jumped in 2014 from more than $12.0 million in speaking fees.
In 2015, Clinton was routinely paid anywhere from $100,000 to $335,000 for a single speech. One speech paid between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
For the 52 speeches she gave in 2014 and 2015, Hillary Clinton earned an average of $231,337. That would mean $115,616 was added to Hillary Clinton’s net worth per hour of speaking, assuming each speech took two hours. (Source: Ibid.)
The year 2009 saw a big leap in her net worth, as she left the Senate to become the U.S. Secretary of State. Her salary in the new job was $186,600, only $12,600 more per year than the salary of a U.S. senator at $174,000. Also in 2009, Hillary reported buying between $5.0 million and $26.0 million in money market funds and real estate. (Source: Ibid.)
5. Her Net Worth Will Grow Post-Presidency (If Elected)
If the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States, her net worth will grow. She will get $400,000 a year. Her stock and bond investments alone may expand her wealth by about six percent per year, or $2.0 million. Post-presidency, Clinton would likely command the highest speaking fees and book contracts in history. The first female president may command fees of more than $1.0 million per speech. (Source: Ibid.)
Hillary Clinton’s Net Worth by Year