Hillary Clinton's net worth is estimated to be approximately $11 - $52 million.
Hillary Clinton's net worth stats
|Net worth:||$120 million|
|Source of wealth:||Politics|
|Date of birth:||October 26, 1947|
|Place of birth:||Chicago, Illinois|
Hillary Clinton was born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947, to Dorothy and Hugh Rodham in Chicago, Illinois. She is the oldest of three siblings.
During her high school years at Maine South High School in Chicago, Hillary Rodham became involved in the student council and the school newspaper. She was selected for the National Honor Society. Elected class vice president during her junior year of high school, she was voted "most likely to succeed" in her senior year. She graduated in 1965 in the top 5% of her class.
Hillary Rodham enrolled at Wellesley College in Massachusetts as a political science major and graduated in 1969 with departmental honors. She then entered Yale Law School, where she became a member of the editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action. She obtained her law degree in 1973.
In the spring of 1971, Hillary Rodham began dating fellow law student Bill Clinton and married in October 1975 in Fayetteville. When her husband, Bill Clinton, was elected Arkansas attorney general, they moved to Little Rock, the Arkansas state capital. Soon afterward, Hillary Clinton — still Hillary Rodham — joined the venerable Rose Law Firm, considered a bastion of Arkansan political and economic influence.
When her husband was elected the governor of Arkansas, she became the first lady of Arkansas, a title she would hold for 12 nonconsecutive years from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992.
Chelsea Clinton, the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was born on February 27, 1980.
When Bill Clinton took office as president in 1993, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first lady until 2001.
Hillary Clinton was elected to the US Senate from New York in 2001 and remained a senator till 2009. She held the post of Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 under President Barack Obama.
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How did Hillary Clinton build her net worth?
Most of Hillary Clinton's net worth came from her post-presidential years, earning millions of dollars from book sales and public speaking.
In the decades since leaving the Whitehouse, it is estimated that Bill and Hillary Clinton earned more than $250 million through speaking engagements, consulting engagements, book advances, royalties, and investment income.
Before becoming the First Lady of the United States, and while she was the First Lady of the State of Arkansas — from late 1980 to early 1990s — Hillary Clinton worked as a partner in the Rose Law Firm, earning an estimated $110,000 in base salary and around $60,000 from corporate board fees per year, adding up to around $180,000 annual income. Her 1991 income was just under $170,000.
Of her wealth, tens of millions were earned as royalties and advances from best-selling memoirs of "Living History" (2003), "Hard Choices" (2014), and "What Happened" (2017). "What Happened" sold 300,000 copies in its first week alone.
Her 1996 book, "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us," stayed on the New York Times Best Seller List for 18 weeks and sold over 650,000 in hardcover and paperback editions. She received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 1997 for its audio recording. Her other books include "Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets" (1998), and "An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History" (2000).
A book Hillary Clinton co-wrote with daughter Chelsea — "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience" — was published in October 2019. Her first fiction book, a political mystery thriller co-written with Louise Penny — titled "State of Terror" — was released in October 2021.
Her schedule of assets and income (PDF) filed with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in 2014 reveals she had between $5 - $25 million in cash in an account at JP Morgan, another $5 - $25 million in a Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and U.S. Treasury Notes worth $50,000 - $100,000. Additionally, Hillary had several life insurance policies, including whole life policies (Dave Ramsey would be proud).
The filing also revealed millions of dollars of revenue from speaking fees charged to corporations and organizations such as Salesforce.com ($225,000), Marketo ($225,000), California Medical Association ($100,000), Biotechnology Industry Organization ($335,000), Cisco ($325,000), Deutsche Bank AG ($250,000), Qualcomm Inc. ($335,000), and CIBC ($150,000), among many more.
How has Hillary Clinton spent her wealth?
Hillary Clinton has made several smart investments through suggestions from her friends and on her own. Her investments in the Whitewater real estate development were a loss for her, money-wise and in terms of negative publicity earned.
Upon leaving the Whitehouse at the end of Bill Clinton's second Presidential term, she purchased real estate in New York valued at nearly $2 million.
Hillary Clinton, together with Bill Clinton, has been supporting the fundraising efforts of the Clinton Foundation since leaving public service. In 2015 alone, the Clintons gave $1 million to the Clinton Family Foundation and $42,000 to the Desert Classic Charities. She faced criticism for using her public profile as Secretary of State for fundraising. Initially established by Bill Clinton in 1997 to raise funds for his presidential archive in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Clinton Foundation has since become a complex global philanthropic organization that works on improving health and prospects in dozens of countries around the globe and fighting climate change. Now named the "Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation," it is a public charity mostly raising money from other people and foundations.
The organization spends money on reducing costs and increasing the availability of medicine for HIV, malaria, and other infections in developing countries. It is also involved in many other causes, including helping farmers in Africa increase yields — and profits — and stopping poachers from killing elephants. It also "encourages American parents to read to their toddlers and schools to provide healthier environments for their students." Clinton Foundation also works on helping Americans get access to loans for making homes more energy efficient. Much of the foundation's work was focused on pandemic-related activity in 2020. The latest Clinton Global Initiative will focus on new health and security concerns.
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How rich is Hillary Clinton?
Hillary Clinton has an estimated net worth of around $50 million.
Is Hillary Clinton richer than Bill Clinton?
No. Hillary Clinton's net worth (~$50 million) is less than Bill Clinton's (~$190 million).