July 30th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
4 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. NoMcSame

    But yet his wife wants Obama to help her get money to help her.
    Don't you dare smile NEGRO. Don't you dare seem to be happy NEGRO. Don't you dare to stand up to to hate and what white folks feel is right even if it is wrong NEGRO. Don't you dare to go to school and get a Harvard Law School degree and think that you are smarter than any white man. Don't you dare love your wife and take care of your kids and live the American dream NEGRO because the dream is not for you.
    A white c student that is a drunkin daddy's boy is better to have at president than you NEGRO. A white man that leaves his sick wife for a rich one is better than you NEGRO. A white man that can FLIP FLOP on any issue and is not called on it is better than you NEGRO. A white man that IS said to be the worst president in the world is better than you. Who do you think you are going to another country thinking that you are representing our U.S.A. NEGRO? Do you know your place? You must not. No matter how good you think that you are the white people of America will come together to show you where your place is NEGRO and it ain't in the White House.
    THIS IS THE AMERICA THAT WE BLACK FOLKS SEE. MLK HAD A DREAM AND A DREAM IT WILL ALWAYS BE IN THIS RACIST COUNTRY. McSAME WILL USE IT JUST LIKE HILLARY DID. THEY WILL LET OBAMA AND THE REST OF US KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT ONE OF THEM. SO BLACK PEOPLE IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW HARD WE TRY IT WILL NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH. AS ALWAYS ITS JUST ANOTHER SAD DAY IN AMERICA.
    OBAMA08 A DREAM

    July 30, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  2. Former Republican

    Go ahead Bill...keep talking.
    While OBAMA keeps winning....

    July 30, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. Ken

    Good for him. Maybe he will donate some of that to Obama...

    July 30, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. clark

    Sounds like Hillary has her own fundraiser. She should send him out to retire her debt. I'm sure the decision to continue her campaign was a "joint" decision! God knows he had to have inhaled on that one!

    July 30, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. Texas Trail Dog!

    YOU OBAMA SUPPORTERS. WHEN YOU CAN TOP BILL'S PERFORMANCES THEN YOU CAN CALL OBAMA THE BEAN HEAD THE MESSIAH. UNTIL THEN JUST SHUT UP. YOU SEE WHO IS STILL THE FAVORITE MAN IN THE U.S.A.

    July 30, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  6. Ike (Atlanta, GA)

    So why should we retire Hilary Debt?

    July 30, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  7. gary

    JUST ANOTHER ISSUE TO SLAM THE CLINTONS. O.B. GETS MILLIONS YOU PRAISE THE MEDIA CLOWN. AMERICA WILL WAKE UP WHEN ITS TO LATE.

    July 30, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. Jake

    Way go go Bill. Hope all is well with you and Hillary.

    July 30, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. Informed Voter

    And why is this News??

    Are we still in the Primaries??? .........

    CNN I know you miss your precious Clinton ......... but i'd like to inform you we're in the GE race not primary ....

    July 30, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Obama will WIN 08/12

    And Hillary is begging for poor folks to donate money to her. ?OMG Give me a break .

    July 30, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. tonyrich69@msn.com

    In't interesting this Ex president makes fortune on public speaking and what does Dady Bush do jumps out of plane. What do you think Junior Bush will do ride his bike around his Ranch.

    July 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  12. NGANGA,Austin TX

    Does anybody remember how Hillary used to attack Obama about 'SPEECHES'?
    Now you know why! Obama is bad for Bill's speeches business

    July 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  13. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    AND HILLARY'S DEBTS?

    July 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  14. Lesley

    Gee, maybe Bill could help Hillary retire her campaign debt. I hope he entered the "retirement" contest.

    July 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. TEXAS TRAIL DOG WONT HUNT!

    Its because he is black in America and seen as an outsider. People both good meaning and otherwise refused to see him as an American politician. They would rather believe bad things about him then good because its what they think of black men. You talk about the Republican brand being on the outs, try touting the Blackman brand and running for president at the same time, with an odd name. In the eyes of the plummer in Georgia, why do we need a black president? In the eyes of the Court Officer in West VA what does Obama mean? If all you know of Obama is that he is good looking, speaks well, and is black, why would you vote for him. Most of us dont even listen to what he says, we listen to what others say he says. Keep in mind, we as a nation knew less about Carter, Clinton, and to some degree GW Bush then we know about Obama but the one thing we do know is, he is black.

    July 30, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. William Courtland, Waterford, ON

    That's great, now do your anchor's, Mr. Yoon, for Comparison; after all he publically speaks on salary, or compare it to his wifes Senate compensations... Oh, privilage is the reward?

    July 30, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  17. John in Virgina

    Good to know. Now he can put the money toward his wife's campaign debt so she can stop asking the working poor to pay for her mistakes. He has $109 million to fall back on.

    July 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. pumpkin

    So. I would pay (or at least I hope I havent) to see him.

    We know more about his money then we do about Cindy McCain and her 'contributions' to her husband's champaign. That is backwards.

    July 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  19. Lorna, NY

    And Hillary can't pay off her campaign debt?

    July 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  20. Muz K

    Yeah he should definitely use that money to pay his wife's debt, why should Obama do it?

    July 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  21. Texas trail puppy!

    Eventhough i am a Obama supporter, i believe Big Bill did not deserve all the negative publicity he got during the Primaries.And as a Dem Ex-President he makes me proud to be a Dem. So please!!! leave him alone and lets concentrate on McSame and his PATHETIC ATTACK ADS.
    Obama is the REAL DEAL!!!

    July 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  22. BREAKING NEWS:

    now they can pay off Hillary's debt.

    July 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  23. Abby

    NoMcSame, you sound a bit angry. Anger time is over. Time to forgive and move on toward ONE AMERICA!

    OBAMA 08!

    July 30, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  24. joshua

    I WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA ONLY IF HILLARY IS ON THE PTICKET WHO CARES ABOUT THE PARTY I DONT PERIOD!!!!!!!!!

    July 30, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  25. Alice in Florida

    Good for you, Bill! Keep on making speeches and lots of money. You owe Obama and the Democratic Party NOTHING. They treated you and Hillary SHAMEFULLY, and we PUMA's will remember that in November.

    July 30, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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