Clinton's first paid speech to be in April
March 31st, 2013
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton's first paid speech to be in April

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver her first paid speech since leaving office last month in late April, according to a Democratic source close to Clinton.

The source told CNN the speech will be to the National Multi Housing Council in Dallas on April 24. The source did not disclose how much Clinton is being paid for the speech.

The National Multi Housing Council bills itself as an association that represents rental apartment firms.

Shortly after leaving her State Department post, Clinton signed on with the Harry Walker Agency as her representative for speaking engagements. She is expected to be a highly sought speaker who could earn in the six-figure range per appearance.

She will deliver unpaid remarks at two events this week, including the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards in Washington and the Women in the World Summit in New York.

Clinton is also working a book about her time at the State Department and deciding how she'll pursue her interest in furthering the advancement of women and girls, the source said.

Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, has earned at least $89 million in speech-related income since leaving office.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I'm sure the right wing will crucify her for this. Oh well...

    March 31, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    She should send every dime she makes to the families of those killed in our Bengazi embassy

    March 31, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. PaulCat

    All I have to say is:
    "Hillary 2016"
    NO one esle need to apply"

    March 31, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. freedom

    Go ahead, Hilary – keep talking – you'll reveal more about how corrupt, callous. and heartless you are. Remember? "What difference does it make?!!"

    March 31, 2013 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. Donkey Party

    Anonymous – Instead of just throwing out standard right-wing whining points, why not educate yourself enough to know that it was a consulate, not an embassy (huge difference), and that the place in question is spelled "Benghazi", not "Bengazi". It's clear your intelligence level leaves much to be desired, so let's start there, shall we?

    March 31, 2013 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  6. Michael Q

    Hey Anonymous, I agree with you if Bush and Cheney send every dime they made for Iraq, Afghanistan, the defence contractors, Wall Street, the banks, and I'm only getting started...

    March 31, 2013 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. Peace

    @Anonymous
    How much "W" and his buddies have sent to the families of those who were killed during Iraq war?

    March 31, 2013 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  8. will never vote Republician again

    How many Americans did Bush Kill on his watch? Look it up and educate your self!

    March 31, 2013 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  9. Bernard obryant

    Congress house republican drill clinton in 2012 bout oversea and what happen

    March 31, 2013 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  10. A Kickin` Donkey

    Cab imagine the rightwinger will have a problem with this. After all, are not they always esposuing the "free-market"? She has something to sell and someone wants to buy it. No one must want to pay George Bush or he has keep his fees a closely hidden secret. Sarah Palin tried to sell everything and people got tired of DWTS, her picture books, her reality TV, and her fake office in Alaska.

    March 31, 2013 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  11. The REAL TRUTH...

    @Anonymous – She should send every dime she makes to the families of those killed in our Bengazi embassy
    ------------------
    Perhaps the rest of the Grand Obstructionist Party lackeys in the Benghazi incident should do the same, since they are responsible for the reduction in Security funding given the Dept of State.

    March 31, 2013 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  12. Sam

    I really dont care what she does

    March 31, 2013 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  13. Getoverit

    @Jeff Brown in Jersey
    I’m sure the right wing will crucify her for this. Oh well…
    ---------–
    Why not? The liberals AND the media would do it if it was Romney, or Santorum, or Gingrich, or Cain, or Perry, or.....

    April 1, 2013 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
  14. Name lynn

    Whos ideal is to pay hilary clinton, what speach is so important to the media an news cast to say something like that.An who gets he money.

    April 1, 2013 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  15. bassman

    Democrats need to explain why its not ok for Mrs. ($arah) Palin to give paid speeches, but have no problem when Hillary Clinton does the same.

    April 1, 2013 09:03 am at 9:03 am |