July 30th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Bill Clinton 2007 speech haul tops $10 million

Bill Clinton made millions in 2007 off speeches.
Bill Clinton made millions in 2007 off speeches.

(CNN) - Former president Bill Clinton earned $10.1 million in 2007 from paid speeches, according to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate financial disclosure reports released Wednesday.

Clinton delivered a total of 54 paid speeches in 12 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries. His haul from speaking fees for 2006 was $10.2 million.

His most expensive address was delivered on August 14, 2007, in London to AEG, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, for $425,000. The former president earned $150,000 for 31 of his 54 speeches and an overall average of $186,759.26 per speech. He did not deliver any paid speeches for less than $100,000 in 2007.

The groups he addressed last year include large companies, such as General Electric (delivered on January 13 for $150,000) and Goldman Sachs (delivered on March 1 for $150,000); civic organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles (delivered on March 6 for $150,000); and media organizations, such as TVLand (delivered on March 23 for $150,000) and KCBS Radio in San Francisco (delivered on April 14 for $150,000).

Just over half of Clinton’s income from paid speeches came from overseas. He earned a total of $5,150,000 from speeches in 10 countries: Canada (six speeches for a total of $1.1 million); Denmark (three speeches for a total of $790,000); Great Britain (2 speeches for a total of $595,000); Germany (one speech for $250,000); Greece (one speech for $300,000); Hungary (one speech for $275,000); Korea (one speech for $150,000); the Netherlands (one speech for $250,000); Norway (three speeches for $870,000); and Sweden (two speeches for $595,000)


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soundoff (259 Responses)
  1. NORA, FLORIDA

    Looks like he needs to get crackin then if he plans on helping Hillary!!!

    July 30, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. CJ

    So why doesn't he just give some of that to Hillary so she can pay whoever she needs to pay to get this debt thing out of the way? I'm confused.

    July 30, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  3. pam Eugene OR

    Debra 3:36
    Oreo...What's up with you? You sure are ignorant
    i hope you are not the same Debra from 3:33. It is hard to believe there are two people as hateful as you!
    Obama 08
    Our American President for the next 8 years
    Cry your eyes out Debra and ask God to forgive you.

    July 30, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. Jason

    $10 million in speech revenue. . .but don't worry! Like most Democrat politicians, they're "just like us!" I would love to know why the Democratic Party insists on portraying Republicans as the wealthy, out-of-touch political group when clearly both sides have them.

    I will believe in the Democrat ideal of "the everyday person" when a man/woman who makes $60,000 a year successfully runs for office.

    July 30, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  5. wct

    I love Bill for his work for Clinton Global Initiative and he deserves it!! Go Bill and Hillary!!

    July 30, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. CO

    Remind me, please. Who was complaining about "just words" "just speeches?" Nice when it generates big coins, though.

    July 30, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. Lynn

    President Clinton donates alot of his money for his foundation to help millions of people all over the world and in America. The last story I read Obama only donated to his church even after he made money off of his books. Did Obama donate to Katrina victims. No but President Clinton did and so did I on my little salary.

    July 30, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  8. jeff

    Politician's talk and people can buy in millions of dollar, What a job Bill!

    July 30, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  9. Claire

    Tired of the Hate–

    Tired of being so spiteful? Hillary will need Obama supporters' votes to win any presidency in the future and I doubt she'll get many from independents or Republicans. Help Obama today and we'll help Hillary tomorrow.

    July 30, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
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