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Hillary Clinton to charge $ 200,000 for a speech

Press Trust of India
Feb 22, 2013 at 09:21am IST

Washington: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed up for speaking circuit and will charge a whooping $200,000 per speaking appearance, making her one of the highest paid public figures on such appearances. Notably her salary as the US Secretary of State, which she relinquished less than a month ago was $186,000.

"Now that she's out as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton isn't going to be hurting for money, thanks to speaking fees of more $200,000 per speaking appearance, according to a source familiar with the situation," Buzzfeed reported. Clinton will be represented by the New York-based Harry Walker agency, which also represents her husband Bill Clinton, the former US President.

According to CNN, Clinton gave 471 paid speeches during his 11 years as a private citizen and raked in an average of $1,89,000 per event - joining the speaking industry's rarefied six-figure circle occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.

Hillary Clinton to charge $ 200,000 for a speech

Notably Hillary clinton's salary as the Secretary of State, which she relinquished less than a month ago was $186,000.

Clinton, however, according to Politico, will do some speeches pro bono, particularly those for the charities and causes she champions. She will also be involved in non-profit works.

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