The Clintons are guaranteed a comfortable retirement. They earned $20.4 million in income for 2007 and more than $109 million since 2000. The campaign released tax returns from 2000 through 2006 and gave highlights from their 2007 return, the Associated Press reported.
The Democratic presidential candidate and her husband paid $33.8 million in taxes from 2000 through 2007. They listed $10.25 million in charitable contributions during that period.
As other former presidents and politicians have proved, there is big money in speeches. Since Bill left the White House, his income from standing at the podium and doing what comes naturally has earned him $51.85 million. His income from his two books — “My Life “ and “Giving” — totals $29.6 million.
Hillary Clinton had $10.5 million in book income over the period from her book “Living History.” She donated earnings from her other book, “It Takes a Village,” to charity.
The other candidates aren't exactly broke.
McCain’s wife is heiress to her father’s stake in Hensley & Co. of Phoenix, one of the largest beer distributorships in the country and her worth could exceed $100 million. But the couple has a prenuptial agreement that has kept most assets in her name.
In 2006, Obama reported income of nearly $1 million, with nearly half of it coming from the publication of his second
book, “The Audacity of Hope.” Last week, the campaign disclosed that Obama and his wife, Michelle, gave $240,000 to charity last year.