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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, reported on Friday that they had accumulated a total income of roughly $140 million over the past eight years.
The couple made $23 million from speeches in 2013 alone.
In a statement accompanying her tax records, Clinton said she and her husband paid an effective federal tax rate of 35.7 percent last year and that the rate went up to 45.8 percent when state and local taxes were figured in.
“We’ve come a long way from my days going door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund and earning $16,450 as a young law professor in Arkansas, and we owe it to the opportunities America provides,” she said.
Although Clinton remains the current frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination, some on the left have questioned whether she is now too wealthy to understand the needs and wants of everyday Americans.
Most of Hillary Clinton’s speeches were $225,000 apiece or more. Bill Clinton’s ranged in price from $125,000 to $750,000 each.
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