Hillary Clinton, who wandered around in the woods for a while after getting crushed by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, is going back to what she was doing before — drawing six-figure checks, often from foreign entities, for hour-long speeches.
Although the Clintons have redefined “cashing in” — racking up some $100 million since Bill left the presidency in 2001 and Hillary ended her stint as Secretary of State in 2005 — the pair continues to pull in millions of dollars.
This week, news broke that Hillary will pen a collection of personal essays on the presidential campaign. “It will consist of a compilation of personal essays inspired by favorite quotes that the former secretary of state, senator and first lady has drawn upon for inspiration in her life,” Forbes reported. Ugh.
“These are the words I live by,” Hillary said in a statement. “These quotes have helped me celebrate the good times, laugh at the absurd times, persevere during the hard times and deepen my appreciation of all life has to offer. I hope by sharing these words and my thoughts about them, the essays will be meaningful for readers.”
No word on just how much Simon & Schuster is paying her, but…
“Multimillion-dollar post-White House literary contracts are expected after each four to eight-year term, and despite her recent loss, Clinton’s advance is still expected to be massive, though financial terms have not been disclosed,” Forbes said.
The former New York senator also plans to reissue her best-selling “It Takes a Village” in illustrated edition, intended for a younger audience.
What’s more, Hillary will resume her relationship with the Harry Walker Agency, the speakers bureau through which she made paid talks after leaving the State Department. Hillary made about $200,000 to $250,000 per speech, often from foreign entities, which prompted criticism from her Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Records show that she earned more than $11 million for the 15 months ending in March 2015.
Hopefully, the couple, which claimed they were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, will be able to buy a fourth million-dollar house, or perhaps a multi-million-dollar penthouse in Manhattan. They’ve “earned” it.