Hillary Joins Same Lucrative Public Speaking Agency As Mr. Clinton
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Hillary Clinton, who retired as U.S. secretary of state at the start of February, has signed on to give paid speeches with the same agency that already represents a very lucrative client –- her husband.
On Monday, Politico’s Mike Allen reported that she is expected to draw in yearly fees in the six-figure range with the Harry Walker Agency. However, Mrs. Clinton will reportedly not speak to collect fees for herself, but instead will be donated to various charities.
The agency confirmed reports of Mrs. Clinton’s decision on Monday through their website:
“We are proud to share the exciting news that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the Harry Walker Agency exclusively for her speaking engagements.”
According to their website, The Harry Walker Agency has “represented the most prominent speakers” with clients such as U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former Vice Presidents Al Gore and Dick Cheney.
Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has already earned over $89 million in the decade since he left office in 2001. In 2011 alone, Mr. Clinton earned $13.4 million from speaking fees.
Mrs. Clinton is expected to start the paid speaking engagements in either April or May of this year as she focuses on her memoir of her time as secretary state.