According to a Bombs and Dollars analysis of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s paid speeches over the past two years, the Clintons earned $2.5 million giving speeches to companies that also lobbied the State Department while Clinton was Secretary of State and donated to the Clinton Foundation.
In all, the Clintons raked in $25 million giving paid speeches in 2014 and 2015, according to financial records summarized by Politico, with Bill demanding higher fees per speech–$254,000 to $235,000.
The companies that lobbied, paid, and contributed to Clinton-related institutions were concentrated in the information technology and telecommunications industries.
|Group||Speaker||Number of Speeches||Total Speaking Fees||Amount Contributed to Clinton Fnd.|
|GE||Hillary Clinton||1||$225,500||Over $500,000|
|Salesforce.com||Hillary Clinton||2||$451,000||Over $125,000|
|Qualcomm||Hillary Clinton||1||$335,000||Over $103,000|
|Microsoft||Bill Clinton||1||$225,000||Over $26 million*|
|American Institute of Architects||Bill Clinton||1||$250,000||Over $50,000|
|AT&T||Bill Clinton||1||$225,000||Over $11,000|
|SAP||Bill Clinton||1||$250,000||Over $10,250|
|Telefonica||Bill Clinton||1||$175,000||Over $10,000|
|Oracle||Bill Clinton||1||$300,000||Over $250|
*Vox, which analyzed donations to the Clinton Foundation, included the Gates Foundation’s contributions. Donations reported by the Clinton Foundation are in ranges, so a company that gave over $125,000 could have given up to $300,000, for example.
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