Bill Clinton was a former United States president as the 42nd president of the country. He held the office of the most powerful nation between 1993 and 2001. Before becoming the president, he was also the Governor of Arkansas and a member of Democratic party.by the time he vacated the office he left with the highest end of office approval rating than any other president and even today the retired commander in chief still receives high ratings in public opinion polls. So, with such high ratings and considering a U.S president is not paid huge salary how did he get a net worth figure of $80 million.? Let find out. Let’s find out more about how much is Bill Clinton’s net worth in 2018.
Bill Clinton Early Life
Bill Clinton original name Jefferson Blythe III and is the son of Virginia Dell Cassidy and William Jefferson Blythe Jr. He was born in 1946 in the state of Arkansas. He has a half-brother named Roger Clinton Jr.
He attended several schools among them St. John’s Catholic Elementary School, then would transfer to Ramble Elementary School and then join Hot Springs High School. Upon graduating from Spring High School, he joined Georgetown University and graduating with a B.S in Foreign Service. His higher education din’t ends there as he joined the University of Oxford where he studied B.Phil in politics though he didn’t graduate as he switched to Yale Law School where he graduated with Juris Doctor degree.
It was at Yale School where he met Hillary Rodham, and they started off dating. They married in 1975, and they got one child Chelsea who was born in 1980.
Bill Clinton Career
After graduation from law school Clinton first became a professor in the University of Arkansas. He then later in 1974 tried to ran for House of Representatives but was defeated, and he opted to run for Arkansas Attorney General where he was elected.
In 1978 Clinton became the youngest governor at the age of 32 in Arkansas when he won, and many referred to him as “Boy Governor”. He was elected again in 1982 and stayed in office for another 10 years and during his time he helped in the transformation of the education system and economy of Arkansas.
Upon winning the Democratic presidential primaries, he secured the party nomination, and in 1992 he won the presidential election with 370 electoral votes becoming the 42nd president of USA.
In 1996 he secured his second term in the office winning with 49.2 % against Bob Dole who had 40.7 %. During his time as the president impeached through the Senate acquitted Clinton. He left office in 2001, and today he usually engages himself in giving speeches, fundraising and funding charitable organisations.
Awards & Achievements
Clinton has been awarded several honorary degrees by various universities among them Oxford, Queen University, Tulane, Michigan, Edinburg, Hong Kong among many other universities. Other countries such as Germany, Kosovo and the Czech Republic have honoured him in other ways. He has also been awarded two Grammy Awards for best-spoken word album and also a freedom medal among many other awards.
Net Worth of Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton net worth is estimated to be ranging at $80 million. Most of his net worth figures are as a result of earnings from the president of the united state’s salary which all combined adds up to $1.6 million. The other source of Bill Clinton fortune has been authorship fees which have earned him more than $90 million and also paid speeches that have reported to earn him around $106 million. A speech by Bill Clinton will earn him between $100,000 and $300,000.
Bill Clinton though retired he left a positive legacy no wonder he had the highest ratings than any other US president. Today he is a man engaged with charity events, and even though he is actively out of politics, he still commands some respect. We wish him well and good health.