Born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Arkansas, William J. Clinton took on his stepfather’s last name when he was 15 years old. His father had died prior his birth, and his mother remarried. He is the husband of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the father of Chelsea Clinton. He attended Georgetown University before graduating from Yale with a law degree. He also attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a talented musician and has appeared on television on several occasions playing the saxophone. He has a younger brother, Roger, and briefly lived with his grandparents in a segregated southern town when he was younger.
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2. Income & Salary
He became the United States’ 42nd president in 1992 when he was 46 years old. That made him fourth in the line of the youngest presidents and the first president from the baby boomers. Prior to his election, he was the governor of Arkansas. He served as governor for 10 years after being elected five times. Mr. Clinton served two terms as the President of the United States under the Democrat party. Once he completed his terms in office, he focused on helping Hillary become elected to a term as a Senator from New York. He is now paid as a speaker and commands and average $200,000 per speaking engagement. He has been paid as much as $700,000 for an engagement, and between 2001 and 2013, he earned approximately $106 million speaking to groups. This does not include the money he made when he published his biography “My Life”, which earned him $15 million in revenue.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
He currently runs his William J. Clinton Foundation, which is used to take on large global concerns like HIV and AIDS. He has authored two more books after his memoir. He earned over $30 million from all of his book sales. Mr. Clinton’s current net worth is in the range of $80 million from speaking engagements and book sales along with any other real estate or retirement funds he may have had from prior jobs or businesses. Between 2012 and 2013, Mr. Clinton made over $17 million in speeches in 2012 and has been actively speaking in 2013 as well.