From the time she gained consciousness, Hillary Clinton has always had a knack for politics. From being a school and university topper to being an activist for women rights and finally the presidential candidate for the US, Hillary has always been all about leadership. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Hillary Clinton in 2018!
Early Life and Biography
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born on the 26th of October, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. Her family was a United Methodist one, and they moved to Park Ridge after Hillary turned three. Hugh Rodham, Hillary’s father, was in the textile business while Dorothy Howell, her mother, was a housewife. She has two younger siblings, Tony and Hugh.
She studied in Maine East High School and was then transferred to Maine South High School. She always stayed at the top of her class and even served as the vice president of the student council. Although she lost the elections for the president to two boys who mocked her idea of ever becoming a president as a woman, she never gave up her dreams. In 1965, she went to Wellesley College and chose political science as her major. She became the president of the college’s Young Republicans party. After graduating, she went to attend Yale Law School for further studies.
Hillary and Bill Clinton, who was her fellow law student at Yale, began dating in 1971. Although Bill proposed her quite a few times, she denied his proposal of marriage not entirely confident whether she wanted to spend her future with him. She was also afraid that her identity would get overshadowed once she settles down with a man. In 1975, they finally decided to marry each other and settle down in Fayetteville. They had a daughter in 1980 whom they named Chelsea Clinton. She is their only child.
Career, Awards, and Achievements
After completing her law from Yale, Hillary Clinton got associated with the Washington DC impeachment inquiry staff. Soon she married Bill Clinton, and after that, she became a professor of criminal law in the University of Arkansas. Bill won the elections from the state in 1978 and Hillary ended up being the First Lady of Arkansas.
After the 1993 elections, in which Bill Clinton was chosen as the President of the United States, Hillary became the first ever First Lady who had a postgraduate degree and a career of her own. After claiming such a strong position, Hillary became a striving activist for women and children’s rights and carried out various movements and initiatives to improve lifestyle and healthcare services offered in her country.
In 2001, she came to hold the position of the Senator of New York. In 2003, she competed against Obama in order to be chosen as a nominee for the presidential candidate but lost to him. In 2016, she was selected as the Democrat’s presidential candidate and fought against Donald Trump for the presidency of the States. She got the popular vote but lost the elections to Trump. She handled her defeat gracefully and kept working towards the betterment of her country as an activist.
Hillary Clinton has received various rewards and accolades in her lifetime. In 1988 as well as in 1991, the National Law Journal declared that Hillary was one of the most influential lawyers of the US. She was awarded the Living Legacy Award in 1994 for her contribution towards the betterment of women and children. She has also received the prestigious Mother Teresa Award as well as the Lincoln Medal. Recently, The Guardian named Hillary Person of the Year in 2016.
Net Worth & Earning
Hillary has not just been a lawyer and a political activist but has also written many books which all add up to her fortune. Her work as a Senator and an activist has also garnered her quite a sum of money. As of 2018, Hillary Clinton’s net worth is approximately $55 million. 66% of what she earns comes from the speeches she delivers at various events. A considerable sum, around 29% of her earnings, comes from her book deals and the remaining 5% is accounted for by her salary as a Secretary of State as well as a Senator.
Hillary Clinton has not just served this country as a dedicated politician but has also proven herself to be unmatched when it comes to leadership qualities. No matter how many times she has been a victim of the prevailing patriarchy in our world, she has never given up on her ambitions.