Bill Clinton earned six million dollars as speaking fees in 2008January 28th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): Former President Bill Clinton pocketed a whopping six million dollars in speaking fees last year, according to financial documents filed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The documents show that five million dollars of her husband’’s 5.7 million dollars earnings came from speaking engagements abroad, including Kuwait’’s National Bank.
All Obama administration officials are required to complete a detailed disclosure of their personal earnings, including spouse and children, which is updated annually.
Clinton also earned cash speaking in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, India and Malaysia, according to the documents obtained today, the New York Post quotes an agency report, as saying.
In a separate disclosure filing, Bill Clinton released the list of donors to his William J. Clinton Foundation last month after his wife was tapped by President Obama to serve as his secretary of state.
The list showed that a slew of desert-dwelling donors gave large sums to Clinton.
For example, Saudi Arabia alone gave as much as 35 million dollars to the non-profit organization.
In all, more than 200,000 individuals and groups gave the Clinton Foundation nearly 500 million dollars.
The list was made public after critics claimed there could have been conflict-of-interest headaches for Hillary.
For years, Clinton had steadfastly kept his donors” identities top secret - even as Hillary campaigned for president and watchdogs called for transparency.
The largest gifts, either to fund his presidential library or global poverty-fighting charity initiatives, came from the Saudis. (ANI)
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