Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once commented in another context on 23 January 2013: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
It makes a difference only if one values the constitution.
The couple left the White House on 21 January 2001, therefore, we can assume that they had approximately $0. By the end of 2015 - one month short of 15 years - the Clintons had a net worth of $100,000,000. That is a net gain in worth of $6,666,667 per year, or $555,556 net gain per month.
YES, NET GAIN; NOT GROSS INCOME.
- Secretary Clinton had her salary as Secretary of State for four years and one month - $186,000 per year.
- This does not include the $600,000 per year that NBC paid Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent from December 2011 to August 2014. Did anyone ever see her reports?
- President Clinton and Secretary Clinton since 2001 earned $153,000,000 in speaking fees.
- Then there is the Clinton Global Initiative (or the shadow State Department). No one knows yet how much this massive savings account for the Clintons received in order to gain access to the State Department.
So, what difference does it make? Well, for starters let us read the US Constitution:
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State. (Article I, Section 9)
Constitution? What difference does it make at this point?