We have seen various politicians that have started from scratch and now have become the best leaders of all time. Currently, there are various renowned female politicians that are carrying the charge of their countries. Some female leaders have also created history through their extraordinary leadership skills. Hillary Clinton is also one of those leaders. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born in Chicago. She was the 67th Secretary of State of the United States from 2009 to 2013, as well as a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Also, she was the first woman to win the popular vote in a presidential election in the United States, but she lost the Electoral College. After all these achievements, let’s find more about the life of Hillary Clinton and what is her actual net worth.
|Full Name:||Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton|
|Stage Name:||Hillary Clinton|
|Birthday:||October 26, 1947|
|Place Of Origin:||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Profession:||Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Writer, and Public Speaker|
|Total Net Worth:||$120 Million|
Hillary Diane Rodham was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. She was born and reared in Park Ridge, Illinois, a beautiful suburb 15 miles northwest of Chicago. Hugh Rodham, a successful fabric business owner, and Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham had two younger brothers, Hugh Jr. and Anthony. Her parents emphasized hard work and academic excellence, and she grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, where her father’s textile business provided a comfortable income for the family. She was involved in youth activities at the First United Methodist Church and was a student leader in public schools. She eventually became a participant in liberal issues, but she was a member of her parents’ Republican Party at the time. In 1964, she chaired the local chapter of the Young Republicans and campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
During her junior year of high school, she was voted class vice president. She was named “most likely to succeed” in her senior year and graduated in the top five percent of her class in 1965. Clinton then enrolled at Wellesley College in Massachusetts to study political science. She received departmental honors and entered Yale Law School in 1969. She completed her law degree in 1973.
In the spring of 1971, Clinton began seeing her now-husband, Bill Clinton, a fellow law student. Bill proposed to her shortly after she graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. Clinton declined at first, but after they bought a house together in Fayetteville, Arkansas two years later, he decided to marry him. On October 11, 1975, the couple married in their living room during a Methodist ceremony. Rodham relocated to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in August 1974, and became one of just two female faculty members at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville’s School of Law. Rodham was a criminal law professor at the university. She was known as a demanding instructor who was strict with her students’ grades. Rodham was named the inaugural director of the school’s new legal assistance clinic. Rodham was the first woman to be promoted to full partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979. She was paid more than her husband from 1978 until they moved into the White House. Chelsea Victoria Clinton, the couple’s only child, was born on February 27, 1980.
First Lady of the United States
Clinton emerged as a powerful and respected partner of her husband throughout his 1992 presidential campaign, and as president, he selected her to head the Task Force on National Health Reform in 1993. The contentious commission came up with a convoluted plan that never made it to the floor. It was shut down in September of 1994. After she became the first lady, several of Hillary’s business activities generated allegations of impropriety and led to substantial investigations. Her investment in Whitewater, an Arkansas real estate development, and her commodities trading in 1978-79, in which she allegedly turned a $1,000 investment into $100,000 in a matter of months, were also scrutinized.
United States Senate
Clinton was elected to the United States Senate in 2000 after relocating to New York. Clinton once again defied social expectations by becoming the first former first lady to seek public office and the first female senator to represent New York. Senator Clinton was re-elected by a large majority in 2006. Clinton announced her second presidential bid on April 12, 2015, and was formally nominated on July 26, 2016, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party as a result of this nomination.
When it was revealed in early March 2015 that Clinton had used her personal email address to do official federal business during her time as Secretary of State, she was met with outrage and scorn. The State Department released a statement in May 2016 on Clinton’s ongoing email problem. She was chastised by the department for not requesting permission to use a private email server. In July 2016, FBI Director James Comey stated that she is not a criminal offender as they did not find any evidence of law infringement by her or her colleagues.
Hillary Clinton Net Worth
Hillary Clinton has a $120 million net worth. That is her combined net worth with her husband, Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Clinton receives between $200,000 and $225,000 for her speech when she addresses Wall Street corporations or any corporate conventions. Clinton made more than $11 million from her talks alone over a 15-month period that ended in March 2015. Between 2007 and 2014, the Clintons made roughly $141 million in total. Her books also have sold a million copies, which is also her source of income.