Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned at least $30 million since January 2014, including more than $25 million for delivering about 100 speeches, according to a government filing.
Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has earned more than $5 million in royalties for her book, “Hard Choices,” which was published in June, according to the form.
The Clintons’ income puts them at the upper end of the top 0.1 percent of earners in the U.S. population, according to government data.
Some of the recation on social meida:
From the Clinton’s being broke and bankrupt when Bill left the White House to earning 30 million last year and a Foundation worth Billions that only pays out 15% of donated funds to needy and 85% to running the foundation. Yeah, she is really part of the middle class, and the poor as she claims in her ‘speeches’, She is richer than Romney, but still says he is out of touch with the little people because of his wealth but she is not, what a hypocrite, liar, and out of touch with reality she really is. If she becomes president, she will the continuation of Obama’s downgrade of America plan and probably finish the job he started. Where America becomes just another country, with no hope again of the American Dream, or American Exceptionalism where there are two classes of people the very rich, like the Clintons, and the very poor, what used to be the great middle class of America that made America and Americans Great. She will succeed Obama the worst president in history ,and the president that will see America’s decline into Obscurity.
Another commenter wrote:
So Hillary Clinton wants to be the champion of everyday Americans, the folks who haven’t done well in Barack Obama’s economic recovery. She wants to be president because she cares deeply about ordinary Americans. She hasn’t actually used the word, but you get the impression that she finds income inequality un-American.
She makes north of $200,000 for a single speech. Riding to Iowa in a van and eating a burrito at Chipotle on the way doesn’t make her one of the folks. Two-hundred thousand-plus for a talk is about four times more than the typical American household makes in a full year
How’s that for income inequality?
And who has the money to pay those kinds of speaking fees? Well, a lot of it comes from moguls at big banks and hedge fund managers. You know, the very people she’ll be putting in the crosshairs
Economic inequality has emerged as an early theme with candidates of both parties vying for the White House in November 2016.
The “one percent” has become a talking point in policy discussions about the divide between rich and poor, cited by politicians to support everything from increased Wall Street oversight to raising wages to overhauling the tax code.
Clinton announced her candidacy last month by saying “everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.”
In early campaign stops, Clinton has said how she believes the “deck is stacked” against middle class Americans and that it is time to “reshuffle the cards.”
The Clintons themselves have faced criticism for their privileged status. Last year, Hillary Clinton said they were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, even though Bill Clinton made millions of dollars giving speeches after his presidency.
Clinton, a former top diplomat, U.S. senator and first lady, has earned as much as $250,000 per speech since leaving the State Department in 2013.
Paid appearances at financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of America in particular have drawn fire from the liberal wing of the Democratic party, which fears her campaign will be beholden to moneyed interests.
Clinton, like all presidential candidates who entered the race before April 15, was required to file an account of her personal finances by May 15.
The Clinton campaign made the filing available to media outlets for review.
The Federal Election Commission forms ask candidates to report the values of assets and liabilities in broad ranges, making it impossible to arrive at a candidate’s exact net worth.
The minimum value of the Clinton’s financial assets is $11.3 million, but their net wealth is likely far more, since the value of some assets, including personal residences, are not required to be reported and anything above $5 million is reported in a single category.