Mike Allen Apr 29
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Exclusive: Rent a former president
AP

Rough speaking fees for former presidents who are on the circuit:

  • Bill Clinton: $250,000 (raised his fee to match Hillary's when hers went up after she was SecState)
  • George W. Bush: $200,000
  • Barack Obama: $400,000

Note: These are averages — it's more if speech is overseas; less if it's local.

Bonus scoop: Michelle Obama books for $200,000.

Double bonus: Hard to imagine Hillary not going back out — if not for the money, for the people, attention and crowds. It's not good to lower your "fee," but that doesn't mean she won't accept lower offers.