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The total amount that Bill Clinton was paid for 542 speeches around the world between January 2001, when he left the White House, and January 2013, according to the Washington Post. In just seven days in May 2012, Clinton addressed corporate executives in Switzerland and Denmark, an investors' group in Sweden and a cluster of business and political leaders in Austria. The former president wrapped up his European trip in Prague, where he shared his thoughts on energy to a Czech business summit. His pay for those seven days: $1.4 million. Clinton's income from speaking, unlike that of other former presidents, is detailed in annual public disclosures because his wife, Hillary, has held public office. Not all the money goes to Clinton. He sometimes requests that sponsors pay their fee as a donation to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the family's nonprofit group that leads global philanthropic initiatives.

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