Byron York, chief political correspondent at the conservative Washington Examiner, notes that Hillary Clinton earned enough in a single day of speeches to put her income in the top one percent for the entire year:
Last year, Hillary Clinton made more than enough to join the 1% -- $625k -- in a single day making (2) speeches in Silicon Valley.— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 19, 2015
New disclosure documents released by the Clintons show that the couple made about $25 million delivering 104 speeches since January 2014. Hillary Clinton delivered 51 of those speeches for an $11.7 million haul.
A Washington Post analysis by Matea Gold found that the technology sector was Hillary Clinton's largest source of speaking fees, accounting for about $3.2 million of her payments, followed by the health care and financial services industries. The Post also notes that Clinton frequently commanded much higher rates than her husband:
The Biotechnology Industry Organization paid Bill Clinton $175,000 in 2010. Four years later, the group paid $335,000 — nearly twice as much — to hear from Hillary Clinton. Likewise, the Advanced Medical Technology Association paid Bill Clinton $160,000 to speak in 2009 and paid Hillary Clinton $265,000 to speak in 2014.
But as my colleague Jon Allen wrote, the must unsettling of Hillary Clinton's speaking fees was probably the $225,000 she was paid by the New York glass company Corning Inc., which lobbied Clinton's State Department on a number of matters, and also donated to the Clinton Foundation.