Friday, May 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Speaking Circuit Payday: $5 Million (and Counting)

Since leaving State, Clinton has made more than 90 speeches and notable appearances, reports Mother Jones..Her hosts have included private equity firms, investment banks, nonprofit galas, trade association conventions, and a slew of colleges and universities. At least two-dozen of those were paid speeches. With her usual fee of $200,000 a speech, Clinton has banked close to $5 million for her speeches and appearances in the last 15 months.

MJ goes on:
Hillary's for-profit speaking gigs raise a serious question for a possible presidential candidate: Is she being courted by and/or providing access to the well-heeled companies and industry groups—including Goldman Sachs, the Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the National Association of Realtors, and the US Green Building Council, among many others—that have paid her to speak? "This is a great way for a company to get access to her, to hear what she's thinking, to be remembered if and when she does run for office, and to help her grow that nice little nest egg that she and her husband have been intent on building," says Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center.

National Multi Housing CouncilDallasTXWednesday, April 24, 2013Paid
FidelityNaplesFLTuesday, April 30, 2013Paid
Atlantic CouncilWashingtonDCWednesday, May 01, 2013Unpaid
Little Rock AirportLittle RockARFriday, May 03, 2013Unpaid
Pacific Council On International PolicyBeverly HillsCAWednesday, May 08, 2013Unpaid
Women DeliverKuala LumpurMalaysiaTuesday, May 28, 2013Unpaid
Spirit Of Helen Keller GalaNew YorkNYWednesday, May 22, 2013Unpaid
Economic Club of Grand RapidsGrand RapidsMIMonday, June 17, 2013Paid
KKRLos AngelesCATuesday, June 04, 2013Paid
CFDA Fashion AwardsNew YorkNYTuesday, June 04, 2013No response
Clinton Global InitiativeChicagoILThursday, June 13, 2013N/A
CURE EpilepsyChicagoILThursday, June 13, 2013Unpaid
Society for Human Resource ManagementOrlandoFLSunday, June 16, 2013Paid
Unique Lives & ExperienceTorontoCanadaThursday, June 20, 2013Unpaid
American Jewish UniversityLos AngelesCAMonday, June 24, 2013No response
Clinton Presidential CenterLittle RockARMonday, July 08, 2013N/A
Central Arkansas Library SystemLittle RockARMonday, July 08, 2013Unpaid
Bryn Mawr UniversityBryn MawrPAThursday, July 11, 2013Unpaid
Delta Sigma ThetaWashingtonDCTuesday, July 16, 2013Unpaid
The Global Business Travel AssociationSan DiegoCAWednesday, August 07, 2013Paid
National Association of Chain Drug StoresLas VegasNVMonday, August 12, 2013Paid
American Bar AssociationSan FranciscoCAMonday, August 12, 2013Unpaid
ASCP 2013 Annual MeetingChicagoILSunday, September 08, 2013No comment
Carlyle GroupWashingtonDCMonday, September 09, 2013Paid
National Constitution CenterPhiladelphiaPATuesday, September 10, 2013Awarded $100,000
St. Andrews UniversitySt. AndrewsScotlandFriday, September 13, 2013Unpaid
Chicago House Speaker SeriesChicagoILWednesday, September 18, 2013No comment
American Society for Clinical PathologyChicagoILWednesday, September 18, 2013No comment
ASTA ConventionMiamiFLThursday, September 19, 2013No comment
HRClinton for McAuliffeWashingtonDCMonday, September 30, 2013N/A
Children's Defense FundWashingtonDCMonday, September 30, 2013Unpaid
Hamilton CollegeHamiltonNYFriday, October 04, 2013Paid
Chatham HouseLondonUKFriday, October 11, 2013Unpaid
HRClinton for McAuliffeNew YorkNYTuesday, October 15, 2013N/A
National Association Of Convenience StoresAtlantaGATuesday, October 15, 2013Paid
HRClinton for McAuliffe for VAFalls ChurchVASaturday, October 19, 2013N/A
Center For American ProgressWashingtonDCThursday, October 24, 2013Unpaid
University of BuffaloBuffaloNYWednesday, October 23, 2013No comment
Goldman SachsnullnullThursday, October 24, 2013Paid
Colgate UniversityColgateNYFriday, October 25, 2013Paid
Beth El SynagogueSt Louis ParkMNSunday, October 27, 2013No comment
Goldman SachsnullnullTuesday, October 29, 2013Paid
Haim SabanBeverly HillsCAWednesday, October 30, 2013N/A
Oceana’s Partners Award GalaBeverly HillsCAWednesday, October 30, 2013Unpaid
Pennsylvania Conference Of WomenPhiladelphiaPAFriday, November 01, 2013Unpaid
Learning 2013OrlandoFLMonday, November 04, 2013No comment
International Medical CorpsBeverly HillsCAFriday, November 08, 2013Unpaid
Producers Guild of AmericaLos AngelesCAFriday, November 08, 2013null
Clinton Foundation Millennial NetworkSan FranciscoCAFriday, November 08, 2013N/A
National Realtors AssociationSan FranciscoCASaturday, November 09, 2013Paid
Mexican American Leadership Initiative at USCLos AngelesCASaturday, November 09, 2013Unpaid
Malaria No MoreNew YorkNYMonday, November 11, 2013Unpaid
The East Harlem School 2013 Fall BenefitNew YorkNYMonday, November 11, 2013Unpaid
National Defense University FoundationWashingtonDCThursday, November 14, 2013Unpaid
U.S. Green Building CouncilPhiladelphiaPAWednesday, November 20, 2013Paid
Advancing Afghan WomenWashingtonDCFriday, November 15, 2013N/A
Press Ganey National Client ConferenceOrlandoFLMonday, November 18, 2013No comment
World Jewish CongressNew YorkNYTuesday, November 19, 2013Unpaid
Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Gold Medal GalaNew YorkNYTuesday, November 19, 2013No response
Kennedy CenterWashingtonDCWednesday, November 20, 2013No comment
Brookings InstitutionWashingtonDCWednesday, November 20, 2013Unpaid
Women for Women InternationalNew YorkNYWednesday, December 04, 2013Unpaid
Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDs FoundationNew YorkNYTuesday, December 03, 2013Unpaid
Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and JusticeWashingtonDCFriday, December 06, 2013Unpaid
VA Govenor InaugrationRichmondVASaturday, January 11, 2014N/A
Presides over New Castle inaugurationNew CastleNYWednesday, January 22, 2014N/A
National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & ExpoNew OrleansLAMonday, January 27, 2014Paid
HiMss2014OrlandoFLWednesday, February 26, 2014Paid
University of MiamiMiamiFLWednesday, February 26, 2014Paid
Long Beach Boys & Girls Club Corporate LuncheonLong BeachCATuesday, March 04, 2014No comment
Vancouver Board of TradeVancouverCanadaWednesday, March 05, 2014Paid
UCLA Luskin Lecture for Thought LeadershipLos AngelesCAWednesday, March 05, 2014Paid
Telus Convention CentreCalgaryCanadaThursday, March 06, 2014No comment
Montreal Board Of TradeMontrealCanadaTuesday, March 18, 2014Paid
American Jewish CongressNew YorkNYWednesday, March 19, 2014No comment
Association of American PublishersNew YorkMyWednesday, March 19, 2014Unpaid
Globalization of Higher Education ConferenceDallasTXMonday, March 24, 2014No comment
Women in the World SummitNew YorkNYThursday, April 03, 2014Unpaid
World Affairs CouncilPortlandORTuesday, April 08, 2014Paid
The Marketing Nation SummitSan FranciscoCAWednesday, April 09, 2014No comment
Institute of Scrap Recycling IndustriesLas VegasNVThursday, April 10, 2014null
Unique Lives & ExperiencesSan JoseCAThursday, April 10, 2014Unpaid
Western Health Care Leadership AcademySan DiegoCAFriday, April 11, 2014No comment
Clinton Foundation - No Ceilings ConversationNew YorkNYThursday, April 17, 2014N/A
Simmons' Leadership Conference (Simmons College)BostonMAWednesday, April 23, 2014Paid
Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum - UConn FoundationStorrsCTWednesday, April 23, 2014Paid
United Methodist Women AssemblyLouisvilleKYSunday, April 27, 2014Unpaid
Annual Convocation of the Lincoln Academy of IllinoisChicagoILSaturday, May 03, 2014Unpaid
the American Jewish Committee Global ForumWashingtonDCWednesday, May 14, 2014Unpaid
1stBank CenterBroomfieldCOMonday, June 02, 2014No comment


  1. It's sad what this culture now rewards. The access a politician can provide is worth millions, but the creativity of someone that can generate earnings of millions is most often worth very little.

  2. Society for Human Resource Management.


  3. it seems to be going around to play...............

    With this generalised involution has come a pervasive corruption of the political class, a topic on which political science, talkative enough on what in the language of accountants is termed the democratic deficit of the Union, typically falls silent.

    The forms of this corruption have yet to find a systematic taxonomy.

    There is pre-electoral corruption: the funding of persons or parties from illegal sources – or legal ones – against the promise, explicit or tacit, of future favours. There is post-electoral corruption: the use of office to obtain money by malversation of revenues, or kickbacks on contracts.

    Commonplace in a Union that presents itself as a moral tutor to the world, the pollution of power by money and fraud follows from the leaching of substance or involvement in democracy.

    Elites freed from either real division above, or significant accountability below, can afford to enrich themselves without distraction or retribution. Exposure ceases to matter very much, as impunity becomes the rule. Like bankers, leading politicians do not go to prison.

    Of the fauna above, only an elderly Greek has ever suffered that indignity. But corruption is not just a function of the decline of the political order. It is also, of course, a symptom of the economic regime that has taken hold of Europe since the 1980s. In a neoliberal universe, where markets are the gauge of value, money becomes, more straightforwardly than ever before, the measure of all things.

    If hospitals, schools and prisons can be privatised as enterprises for profit, why not political office too?

  4. "Little Rock Airport Little Rock AR Friday, May 03, 2013 Unpaid"

    I have tickets for the upcoming show in Mena plus backstage passes!

  5. You would need to pay me a lot for me to waste moments of my life listening to that obnoxious hag.

  6. Hard to buy inflation is under control, with the price of horseshit going through the roof...

  7. 33 unpaid speeches at $250k a pop is a contribution of $8,250,000. Not bad, Madame Secretary. We're very proud of you.