Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been pretty coy about her next plans after a taxing four years in the White House. Now people finally know a bit more of her intentions: Aside from catching up on sleep and taking a breather from her incessant travel as Secretary, Clinton will join the lecture circuit — where she’ll command more than $200,000 per speaking appearance, reported Buzzfeed.
That tidy fee for a one- to two- hour speech is more than her annual salary as Secretary of State, which was $186,000, noted the Daily Mail.
According to the Daily Mail, Clinton will be represented by the Harry Walker agency, a New York-based company that is known for getting famous politicians and newsmakers good gigs on the lecture circuit.
The agency has represented her husband former President Bill Clinton since he left office in 2000. According to CNN, Mr. Clinton gave 471 paid speeches during his 11 years as a private citizen and raked in an average of $189,000 per event — joining the speaking industry’s rarefied six-figure circle occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin. (As Jezebel and The Atlantic Wire point out, Hillary will be making about $37,000 more per speech than her husband did when he left office.)
Clinton, who will start giving speeches later this year, has already decided she’ll do some speeches pro bono, particularly those for the charities and causes she champions. She will also be involved in nonprofit work, according to Politico.