(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)
If Bill Clinton got $10M for speeches imagine how much Barack Obama is going to get as the messiah. After all he can pack entire stadiums! Bill could only pack large auditoriums.
Barock your biggest fantasies! :)
So after Bill Clinton pays off Hillary's campaign debt, Hillary Clinton can take Bill Clinton out to dinner instead of her gimmick offer yesterday (we the public donate no less than $10 and win a chance for Hillary to take you to dinner). This way Bill can enjoy a tax write off and other benefits while Hillary's debt is retired. What a deal!
NoMcShame....you are clearly a racist!
Ten Million HUH?
Get him to pay off his wifes campaign debt instead of us tax payers .
WOW there is a concept!
So as Hillary would say to Obama only speaches, but her husband is making millions with but speaches.
Good for Bill Clinton. But why is this news?
Well now..! And to think that Senator Hillary Clinton went negative on Obama in the primaries for his SPEECHES that the Republicans are now using on Obama.
To think that Hillary continued to call Obama an "Elitist and Out of Touch with America" when Obama had just paid off his student loans.
Seems like he could help his wife retire her debt....they are loaded but I guess the "hard working white people" will get right on that debt reduction thing.
CO-SIGN EVERY WORD.
and they are worried about their debt because?
Bill Clinton is who Bill Clinton is..
Remember what he said about "Big Oil".
Well....I guess he could pay off Hillary's debts with about 75 speechs. Maybe Hillary's campaign paid him to speak during her campaign?
I am so glad Hillary had not won the primary. This clown wont be the 1st man or gentlmen. Poor PUMAs...Its ok now go help her pay her debt.
NoMcsame, what is the point you are making? What has that have to do with Bill's speaches?
@ NoMcSame: As an American woman (black), and extremely staunch Obama supporters, rants like that don't make things better, they just further divide our beloved nation. Hopefully, an Obama presidency will be a reality, but only time will tell. I know there are a lot less racists in this country than you actually think. You don't speak for all black folks.
I wonder if Bill will donate some of that money to help illegal immigrants. His NAFTA bill really hurt taxpayers here in the US. We should be re-inbursed.
good for them. This makes me want to pay off her debt all the more.
Pretty impressive haul for talking.
When did President Clinton acquire Ed McMahon's hair?
Seriously. We are paying Hill Street Blues' debts WHY?
Ouch "No McSame" I understand your message and get your irony, but wanted to footnote a reminder to readers that Senator Obama is just as much white as he is black.
Ask Bill Clinton why did he refuse to intervene in the Rwanda genocide?
Is anyone else thrown off by this article? What does this have to do with anything? OK?
Clintons should pay their own bills. The writting was ON THE WALL for a month and a half before Hillary finally got her pant suit out of the way. Your "debt" is self inflicted.
Maybe while the Dems are trying to force American corporations to pay their executives less, they should also tell corporations they can't pay a former US president $150,000 per hour for speaking