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The Political Elites and Their Book Income

Hilary Clinton just released her tax returns for the period in the Senate. The big numbers that jumped out at me was how much money the two made on their books:

  • Senator Clinton’s Book Income: $10,457,083
  • President Clinton’s Book Income: $29,580,525

Interestingly both Clintons appear to have earned out their advances ($8 M and $15 M respectively). Barack Obama’s book income was approximately $1.2 M.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Patricia Briggs
    Apr 04, 2008 @ 19:53:21

    Hah. I knew I did something wrong. I should have gone into politics before writing books

  2. Angela
    Apr 07, 2008 @ 02:37:44

    Oi…that many people bought those books?

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