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Hillary Clinton to charge Rs 1.08 cr per speech

February 22, 2013 17:14 IST

Hillary Clinton has signed up for speaking circuit and will charge a whopping $200,000 (Rs Rs 1.0894 crore) per appearance, an amount more than her annual salaray as the United States secretary of state.

The $200,000-per-speech fee will be a sizable increase for 65-year-old Clinton, who made $186,000 annually as secretary of state before stepping down earlier this month.

"Now that she's out as the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton isn't going to be hurting for money, thanks to speaking fees of more $200,000 per speaking appearance, according to a source familiar with the situation," Buzzfeed reported.

Clinton will be represented by the New York-based Harry Walker agency, which also represents her husband Bill Clinton, the former US president.

According to CNN, Clinton gave 471 paid speeches during his 11 years as a private citizen and raked in an average of $1,89,000 per event -- joining the speaking industry's rarefied six-figure circle occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.

Clinton, however, according to Politico, will do some speeches pro bono, particularly those for the charities and causes she champions. She will also be involved in non-profit works.

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