Who is Hillary Clinton and how much her net worth? Hillary Clinton an American politician who was the 67th United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, First Lady of United States and Democratic nominee for President of United States in 2016 election.
Hillary Diane Rodham was born on 26 October, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy Howell Rodham and Hugh Ellsworth Rodham. Her father Rodham has a small textile business and her mother Dorothy was a full time home maker whose days revolved around her and her two younger brothers Hugh Rodham Junior and Tony Rodham. When Hillary was three year old her family moved to Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Her parents want an independent professional career for her and think her opportunities should not be limited by gender. Hillary was a favorite student of her teachers.
Hillary participated in sports such as swimming and baseball and earned many badges as a Brownie and a Girl Scout. She was inspired by United States efforts during Space Race, a competition between Soviet Union and United States for supremacy in spaceflight capability. Around 1961 Hillary wrote a letter to NASA asking how she can become an astronaut and they told no women will be accepted in the program. In her school and college days she was very active in politics and concerned for social justice issues.
In college her fellow students thought that someday Hillary will became the first female President of United States. When she was doing graduation Democratic political organiser and consultant Betsey Wright moved from Texas to Washington to guide Hillary’s political career because she was viewed to have a bright future in politics and have a potential to become future President or senator. In late 1971, Hillary and Bill Clinton started dating. Bill Clinton was a law student at Yele College.
Many times Bill Clinton asked her to marry but she denied. Then Bill Clinton shifted to Arkansas and started teaching law. Hillary failed in the District of Columbia bar exam and passed Arkansas exam, she wrote ‘I chose to follow my heart instead of my head’ and she also shifted to Arkansas. Hillary started to give classes on criminal law at the university and she was known as rigorous and tough grader. On 11 October 1975 Bill Clinton and Hillary got married in their living room.
Hillary decided not to change her name after their marriage to maintain her identity, but during election campaign for Bill Clinton she refers herself as Mrs. Clinton. On 27 February 1980 the couple was blessed with their only child Chelsea. In 1976, Bill Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General so the couple moved to state capital of Little Rock. From 1983 to 1992 Hillary was the First Lady of Arkansas; from 1993 to 2001 First Lady of United States, from 2001 to 2009 first United States senator from New York, from 2009 to 2013 Hillary was the 67th United States Secretary of State in the administration of Barack Obama.
On April 12, 2015 Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the Presidential election in 2016 and she became the first women to be nominated for president but she was defeated by Donald Trump. Hillary captured 232 electors and Trump captured 306. After a month of election popular vote count shows Hillary was leading by more than 2.7 million votes and she became the fifth presidential candidate in the history of United States to win the popular votes and lose the election.
Education: She attended Maine East High School. In her school days Hillary was very active in student council and school newspaper and was selected for National Honor Society. She was transferred to Maine South High School. In 1965, Hillary enrolled for graduation in political science at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. In 1969, Hillary graduated with Bachelor of Arts. She gave a speech at commencement and became the first student in Wellesley College history to speak at the event. Her speech received a standing ovation for seven minutes. After that she was featured in magazine, television talk show and newspaper. After that Hillary got a law degree from Yale Law School and in 1973 she received Juris Doctor Degree.
Hillary Clinton Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Hillary Clinton is $51 million. In 2001, when Hillary and Bill Clinton left the white house, they were in heavy debt. But they turned the political fame into a personal fortune and raked in more than $240 million in 16 years. Most of the money is made by Bill Clinton that is $189 million by writing books, speeches, consulting and advising. Hillary earned around $9 million for her speeches in 2013 and 2014. In 2007, she earned $123000 as an author. She earned $12 million from her book Hard Choices from 2013 to 2015. The power couple earned $11 million on the campaign trail in 2015.
Hillary has a beautiful brick Colonial style mansion in Washington. The house is worth of $ 5 million. The house has five bedrooms, pool and terrace. Hillary also has a white farm house in Chappaqua, New York. This house is worth around $10 million and filled with cosy features. The house has a spacious backyard, pool and big open area. Clintons converted their first house into the museum. In the living room of that house they got married. In the house never seen photographs, documents and videos of both the Clintons are available. In 1986, Hillary bought a mid-size car blue Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. In 1991, when they moved to White House they took this car with them. Their daughter Chelsea was often seen to drive this car into White House garden.
Hillary Clinton is a politician but whenever she get time she love to write books and give paid speeches. The passion for writing and public speaking made a good fortune for her. From her college days she is active in public speaking and now she turned this skill into a way to get personal fortune. She is earning millions of dollars from writing and speeches.
Hillary Clinton is a visible public figure for decades. She is the most empowered president wife. She is passionate and hard working since childhood. Her parents supported her enough to achieve her goals in life. Hillary is an inspiration for many around the globe. The power couple supported each other in their ups and downs.