We know the man for many reasons; notably for being the 42nd President of the United States, the Governor of Arkansas, and Hillary’s husband and also for his much talked about love affairs. Yes, we are talking about Bill Clinton.
However, there is more to the man himself than all these things that we already know about and have heard of a lot of times. Want to know more about him? Wondering what has this famous man journeyed through. Let’s take a look at Bill Clinton’s life and times. Let us also throw some light at the current net worth of Bill Clinton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Bill Clinton was born on 19th August 1946 in Hope, Arkansas to William Jefferson Blythe Jr. (who was a traveling salesman) and Virginia Dell Cassidy. His father died three months before he was born. He was left with his maternal grandparents in his childhood when his mother moved to New Orleans to get a degree in nursing.
Later on, his mother married Roger Clinton Sr. who was a heavy drinker and who often abused Bill’s mother and his step-brother. Bill adopted his surname ‘Clinton’ formally. Bill Clinton attended his school in Hot Springs, and it was there that he discovered his love for Law.
Bill Clinton has been married to Hillary Clinton. However, he is also very well known for scandals and has been accused of sexual misconduct many times. The first lawsuit to be filed against Bill for sexual harassment was by Paula Jones, the allegations of which Bill Clinton vehemently denied. However, the case was dismissed, and Clinton came out clean. This happened many times more when he was accused of scandals by Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Elizabeth Gracen and finally, by Monica Lewinsky, which made him fall into some real trouble. However, he came clean out of them all.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
The first election that Bill Clinton won was held in Arkansas, and he was appointed the attorney general. He also earned himself the position of the chairman of the National Governors Association. Bill Clinton, defeated George H.W. Bush of the Republican Party to be elected as the 42nd American President in 1992. He earned himself the title of the third-youngest president. He got impeached in 1996 for the obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky case.
Clinton has earned a number of rewards and honors. He was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Public Service. A street is also named after him. He was entitled ‘Man of the Year’ in 1992 by Time. He was notably awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the then US President Barack Obama on 20th November 2013.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Bill Clinton is $85 million. It has been estimated that the couple Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton made $240 million in the last 15 years. A good number of this money has come from activities like writing books and giving public speeches. A number of his books have been bestsellers. In 2016, he purchased a lavish, four bedroom house in Chappaqua, New York.
Bill Clinton has been one of the most popular Presidents of the United States. Though his name has been involved in various scandals and allegations of sexual harassment, he continues to be a prominent public figure. In fact, a considerable proportion of his wealth has been accumulated by giving public speeches. His biography “My Life” was published in 2004, and became a bestseller. Through all the scandals, Bill Clinton continues to be among the rich people of America.