Bill and Hillary Clinton made $238 million after departing the White House in January 2001, according to Hillary’s newly released tax returns.
Despite being supposedly “dead broke” at the conclusion of their two terms, which happened to coincide with the dot-com bust and an economic downturn, the Clintons made a tremendous amount of money from books and speaking fees.
In recent years, the Clintons were averaging in the twenties. They made $27 million in 2013 and $28 million in 2014. But their haul went down in 2015 to $10.7 million, perhaps to fashion for themselves a more populist image.
Clinton’s tax returns will no doubt impede the candidate’s ability to present herself as a champion of the working class.