While writing a book and deciding whether to run for president in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found a profitable sideline.
The New York Timesreports that the former secretary of state and former first lady pulls in about $200,000 per appearance.
From the Times:
"For about $200,000, Mrs. Clinton will offer pithy reflections and Mitch Albom-style lessons from her time as the nation's top diplomat. ('Leadership is a team sport.' 'You can't win if you don't show up.' 'A whisper can be louder than a shout.')
"She sticks around for handshakes and picture-taking, but the cost of travel, and whether a private jet is provided, must be negotiated as part of her fee.
"The $200,000 she commands appears to be comparable to what Bill Clinton receives for speeches delivered in this country, though Mr. Clinton -- who earned $17 million from speeches last year -- has collected much more outside the United States, including the $700,000 he was paid when he spoke to a company in Lagos, Nigeria."