- Full Name: Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Born: October 26, 1947
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
- Occupation: Secretary of State
- Marital Status: Married
Hillary Clinton Net Wealth History
Assessing Hillary Clinton’s wealth requires also factoring in the not inconsiderable family income generated by her husband, the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton. As a family they are believed to have a shared wealth comfortably in excess of $50m, that is likely to continue rising impressively. Much of their fortune has been received through a long list of directorships, advisory and honorable roles with a wide array of domestic and international interests – mainly business, charities and cultural bodies.
About Hillary Clinton
Should Hillary Clinton become President she will have attained the pinnacle of a political career so far unlike any other in history. Not only could she become the first Lady President, but also the first former First Lady President too. Clinton was willing to place her own political career on hold in order to support her husband his attempts to make the White House, quite a great sacrifice for a person known or their drive and personal ambition. Instead these years were taken to bring up their family, while also allowing Hillary the opportunity to use her influential role by her husband’s side to gradually enhance her own profile.
Her chance to forge her own career came about in 2000 when she was elected as Senator of State for New York (becoming the first former First Lady ever to be elected into political office). Her time as Senator saw her be especially vocal on national rather than local issues, given that her state had been the victim of the 9/11 attacks. Her initially pro interventionist views on Afghanistan and Iraq were gradually eroded as both wars slipped into the mire, and she became ever more critical of Republican social policies.
Appointed Secretary of State Clinton’s profile rose even higher as the Middle East descended into further violence. Despite losing her 2008 campaign or Presidential nomination, she has used the interim years to compile a set of policies that accord to her generally centrist political outlook as she prepares to make another assault on the White House in 2016.
It would be fair to say that like all Presidential races the candidates tend to polarize opinion instead of bringing people together. Clinton is often portrayed in the media and by critics as being further to the political left than in fact she is, due to her lifelong commitment to creating a more inclusive (some would say progressive) medical system. Her vision for the future is one based not on the US flexing it’s might and influence in order to achieve political goals, but a much ‘smarter’ way of conducting affairs based upon technological advancement and international rapprochement.
Whatever the outcome in 2016, few people will have lived a life as devoted to politics than Hillary Clinton. Born into a prosperous upper middle class family that allowed her the opportunity to pursue her politics interests from a young age, her time at Yale and subsequent marriage to Bill has created what might possibly become in future years a political dynasty to match the Kennedy’s.