How Hillary Clinton went from 'dead broke' to millionaire status

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Hillary Clinton

Net worth: $32 million (as of August 2016)

  • Year of birth: 1947
  • Education: Wellesley College, Yale University

How Hillary Clinton's net worth was built

Hillary Clinton's net worth is in the range of $11 million to $53 million, giving her an average net worth of $32 million with no apparent liabilities, according to federal records.

Hillary says she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after they left the White House in 2001. But due in large part to speaking engagements, the couple have been able to build a tremendous fortune. Hillary Clinton's speaking engagements often net her 6 figures per speech, according to Money Nation. Book deals and consulting jobs have also brought in a fair share of income for the couple. The Clintons paid a combined effective tax rate of 44.6% in 2013, $45.8% in 2014 and 43.2% in 2015.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Hillary Clinton advised the Children's Defense Fund and joined the impeachment inquiry staff advising the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. She became the nation's first lady when Bill was elected president in 1992, and her role began in 1993 as the chair of the Task Force on National Health Care Reform. She was elected U.S. senator from New York in November 2000 and served as secretary of state from 2009 through 2013.

What she's up to now

Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party's nominee for president and is busy with her campaign. The Clintons also actively donate to charity.


Clinton has served as secretary of state, first lady of Arkansas and first lady of the United States. In 2000, she became the first woman to serve as U.S. senator from New York. Clinton has also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She won a Grammy award in 1997 for the best spoken word album.

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