Original inset illustration by Roberto Parada
TOTAL • INDIVIDUALS • PACS
Emily’s List $939,881 $930,961 $8,920
Citigroup Inc $883,547 $875,547 $8,000
DLA Piper $847,930 $820,930 $27,000
Goldman Sachs $821,031 $811,031 $10,000
JPMorgan Chase & Co $771,111 $768,111 $3,000
Morgan Stanley $754,538 $749,538 $5,000
University of California $608,858 $608,858 $0
Time Warner $591,524 $566,524 $25,000
Skadden, Arps et al $522,688 $518,188 $4,500
Corning Inc $492,750 $474,750 $18,000
Paul, Weiss et al $427,062 $427,062 $0
Kirkland & Ellis $443,420 $426,420 $17,000
Greenberg Traurig LLP $411,640 $403,540 $8,100
Sullivan & Cromwell $396,625 $396,625 $0
Akin, Gump et al $393,531 $390,031$3,500
21st Century Fox $363,899 $363,899 $0
National Amusements Inc $366,640 $363,640 $3,000
Lehman Brothers $362,853 $359,853 $3,000
Harvard University $359,451 $359,451 $0
Ernst & Young $360,127 $340,127 $20,000
So Yeah, you probably heard it’s “what they offered.” Um no*.
Bloomberg says that the fee that Goldman Sachs paid isn’t “what they offered” – it’s what she charges.
Her fee for delivering speeches is at least $200,000, according to people familiar with the payments who weren’t authorized to talk publicly. Clinton received payment for at least 27 addresses. Some of her fees, including all of those for college campus appearances, have been donated to the family’s nonprofit foundation.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” Clinton said in an ABC News interview last week.
Her contract with the University of Buffalo for an Oct. 23 speech stipulated that her $275,000 fee be paid to her speaking agency, Harry Walker Agency Inc., and then remitted to the foundation.
Clinton retained the right to approve her surroundings — from the moderator to the set. She also banned recording or broadcasting of her remarks, and required the school to pay $1,000 for a stenographer to transcribe Clinton’s remarks for her records.
Her husband was paid for 544 speeches between 2001 and 2012 with fees ranging from $28,100 to $750,000, according to financial-disclosure reports.
Since then, Bill has given more than 40 more speeches, including one for the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot, Israel that earned him $500,000. That’s correct, it was donated to the Clinton Foundation. And the Republicans already have their lines of attack on Clinton for her post-government earnings, and Willie‘s too. However.
Her earnings represent a fraction of the Clinton family’s total income and yet were large enough to rank her not only in the top 1 percent of the nation’s earners but in the top one-hundredth of the 1 percent.
“Bill and I have worked really hard and we’ve been successful,” she said last week in an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” “We believed we could pretty much make our way up the ladder. Now, I think a lot of young people don’t believe that anymore.”
She’s right. A lot of young people don’t believe that anymore— that a 1 percenter has got their backs. It’s a lot to swallow.
Trouble ahead, Lady in red,
Take my advice you’d be better off dead.
Switchman’s sleeping, train hundred and two is
On the wrong track and headed for you.
—JEROME J.GARCIA /ROBERT C. HUNTER
THE GRATEFUL DEAD
* Hillary Clinton is represented by the elite “Harry Walker Agency,” which bills itself as the “world’s leading speaker’s bureau. ( Her page on their website; she’s “exclusive” to the agency.)