The former president had his most lucrative year yet in 2011, CNN reports, earning $13.4 million in speech fees -- exceeding his previous record by some 25%.
"The former president's previous record for speech income earned in one year was in 2010, when he earned $10.7 million for 52 events," CNN reported. "His speech earnings last year were nearly double the $7.5 million he earned in 2009."
All total, Clinton has earned $89 million from paid speeches since leaving the White House in January 2001.
Clinton must disclose his fees because of Hillary's position at the State Department.
Clinton delivered 54 paid speeches in 2011, roughly the same as his 2010 workload, but the marked increase in income can be credited to six overseas events that earned him the largest single paydays of his career.
The most lucrative was a November speech in Hong Kong to Swedish-based telecom giant Ericsson -- $750,000. Clinton also earned $700,000 for a March speech to a local newspaper publishing company in Lagos, Nigeria, and $550,000 for a November speech to a business forum in Shanghai, China. He earned $500,000 apiece for three events in Austria and Holland in May and in the United Arab Emirates in December.
Prior to 2011, the most Clinton had earned from a single event was $525,000 for a 2008 speech in Edmonton, Alberta. ...
Almost half of the former president's speech income last year, $6.1 million, came from 16 speeches delivered in 11 other countries, ranging from Canada to Saudi Arabia. The remainder was earned in 38 domestic speeches delivered in nine states and the District of Columbia