She’s not even worth one cent an hour!
Hillary Clinton’s name initially came to mind when the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for an influential celebrity to speak at a power luncheon celebrating the opening of a women’s hall of fame earlier this year – until they saw her $275,000 appearance fee.
The public university was not prepared to shell out the six-figure fee Clinton, 67, demanded so they turned to the more economical option in the family: her daughter, Chelsea.
The university paid the former first daughter $65,000 for the short appearance, which only amounted to about an hour on campus.
Details of Clinton’s requirements for the event were obtained by The Washington Post under Missouri public record laws and show the 35-year-old’s desire to maintain tight control over the visit.
“She negotiated to speak for 10 minutes, participate in a 20-minute moderated question-and-answer session and spend a half-hour posing for photos with VIPs,” John Martellaro, a spokesman for the university, told Page Six. “She requested a certain type of chair for her comfort and a set amount of time.”
According to Martellaro, the fee was paid using private donations and the 1,100 tickets sold out quickly at $35 each.
A list released in May by The Clinton Foundation indicated the speaking fees commanded by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have brought in as much as $26 million for The Clinton Foundation over the years.