The formerly “dead broke” millionaire known as Hillary Rodham Clinton may have reached “middle-class” status. Her net worth: $32,015,000.
It was just over one year ago the former secretary of state told ABC’s Diane Sawyer during a June interview for “Hard Choices” about her family being “not only dead broke but in debt” after her husband left the White House.
The paper also reported on the Clinton’s two luxury homes. She pays $104,303 in property taxes, which constitutes “twice the income of an average family.”
The Clintons left the White House in 2000 with millions of dollars in legal fees linked to the Whitewater land deal and the Monica Lewinsky scandals, but the former president soon erased the family’s debt with $9.2 million in speaking fees in 2001 and more than $9.5 million in 2002, CNN reported June 9, 2014.
“You know, it was not easy,” the former secretary of state said of the Clintons’ financial situation in 2000.
Clinton’s statement prompted Kathleen Willey, the former White House volunteer who was drawn into Bill Clinton’s legal proceedings and the Ken Starr investigation, to speak out.
“For her to say dead broke. … I can tell you what it is to be dead broke and owing money,” Willey told WND June 13, 2014. “[Some people] wake every morning wondering, is this gonna be the day I lose my house?”
Politico’s report on Clinton’s net worth also noted the family’s two-week vacation to the Hamptons, which purportedly cost $100,000.
“The Clintons are renting the house for two weeks. They’ll be joined by Chelsea, her husband, Marc, and their baby daughter, Charlotte. [But] Hillary doesn’t want headlines saying, ‘Presidential hopeful kicking back in the Hamptons,’ so she’ll be busy while she’s there,” a source told the New York Post Aug. 21.