On May 17, 2016, the personal financial disclosure of Hillary Clinton revealed that she earned over $5 million in royalties from a 2014 memoir and around $1.5 million for her speeches in 2015.
Mrs. Clinton's camp decided to reveal info on how her family made their money to stand in good stead after the rival candidate, Donald J. Trump refused to publicize his tax returns. Taking into account that the Clintons are accustomed to having personal financial disclosures since Hillary and her husband have been in public office for decades, Mrs. Clinton made no reservations with the 2015 form which revealed that she earned an honorarium amounting to $260,000 from the American Camp Association and $315,000 for delivering a speech for eBay a few weeks before her candidacy announcement.
As Mrs. Clinton's paid speaking engagements have been put on pause with the nearing campaign period, Bill Clinton earned some $4.6 million from paid speeches and lectures. Each speaking engagement makes the former president $285,000 wealthier. Before his wife's presidential bid he usually delivered speeches and lectures for overseas groups, and since he has had to concentrate on domestic companies and groups so he can also campaign for his wife. Although Mr. Clinton has to do some modification on client selection and speaking appointments, his handsome earnings remain. In fact, Mr. Clinton has been paid around $250,000 for a question-and-answer engagement with Univision, a Spanish language network. Earlier, Bill Clinton has mentioned in an interview that, despite his wife’s candidacy, he will keep on making speeches to pay their bills.