Remember when Hillary Clinton could rake in as much as $200,000 per speaking engagement? Well, those days are long gone.
Rutgers University recently paid Clinton $25,000 to speak about being targeted as a woman in politics, midterm elections, and Trump’s White House. Hilariously, that was quite a bit less than Snooki, of MTV’s Jersey Shore fame.
Fox News is reporting that Rutgers paid Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi $32,000 back in 2011.
Polizzi didn’t offer any political talking points, but told students: “Study hard, but party harder.”
Rutgers also paid Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison $30,000 to speak in 2011 and the university shelled out $35,000 for former White House press secretary and longtime PBS journalist Bill Moyers, NJ.com reported.
Clinton, at one point, was asking for $275,000 to speak at a University of Missouri luncheon, according to the Washington Post. In 2008, she was reportedly paid $225,000 by the futures brokerage firm CME Group.
It would seem that despite the Clinton name and her political clout, Hillary Clinton is decreasing in value as a speaker.
That’s gotta sting. Maybe not as much as losing a Presidential bid twice, though.