Bill Clinton has most lucrative year on speech circuit
July 3rd, 2012
01:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton has most lucrative year on speech circuit

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton commanded the largest speaking fees of his career in 2011, earning $13.4 million and exceeding his previous record by 25%.

Clinton's fees were detailed in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's annual financial disclosure report, released Monday. A CNN analysis of those records shows that the former commander-in-chief has earned $89 million from paid speeches since leaving the White House in January 2001.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    What a coincidence. I've been talking about Mitt Romney's promised us, but reneged upon, financial records all day.

    July 3, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Clinton's not running for President, but Willard is, so where are his tax returns?

    July 3, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. 100 % ETHIO

    The speech that matters and worthy.

    July 3, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Donna

    With the economy being in the dump and people are struggling to live, there are far more questions than seeing tax returns to determine who our next President should be.

    July 3, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. Mikey

    @Rudy – Don't hold you breath. The longer Romney withholds is financial records, the more likely it is there are things he doesn't want us to see. Perhaps we will find out if he received income from that medical services company that gets paid to dispose fetuses. You know, the one he was listed as a manager after he left Bain. We know the weathervane can spin, but how far can it bend before it breaks.

    July 3, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Donna wrote:

    With the economy being in the dump and people are struggling to live, there are far more questions than seeing tax returns to determine who our next President should be.
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    Wanna bet? I guess that you would be okay with you to find out that a president who was pushing for new wars, that it would be okay to find out that he get checks from defense contractors for "consulting work". It would be okay for the president to be getting checks from corporations both foreign and national. I guess it would be okay for our president to get a billion dollar check from Israel and then go to war with Iraq.

    I guess you're okay with the POTUS being bribed. I guess that means that you're a Republican. Dick Cheney and Haliburton/Blackwater are guilty of that first scenario.

    July 3, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. Toby McDooogan

    Boy, when the DNC says to move on past ObamaCare CNN jumps!

    July 3, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |