Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton are very rich, raking in some $25 million in 2014. They own multiple mansions. They vacation in style. They make 4-5 times the median annual income for giving one speech to a room full of Wall Street executives and/or brutal dictators. Since they left the White House "dead broke" in 2001, they've pocketed more than $200 million. But at least some of that massive haul is unaccounted for in their annual financial disclosure, raising some interesting questions, such as, "Where is it?"
Dan Alexander explains in Forbes:
Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House in 2001, they have earned more than $230 million. But in federal filings the Clintons claim they are worth somewhere between $11 million and $53 million. After layering years of disclosures on top of annual tax returns, Forbes estimates their combined net worth at $45 million. Where did all of the money go? No one seems to know, and the Clintons aren’t offering any answers.
From 2001 to 2014 the power couple spent $95 million on taxes. Hillary’s 2008 presidential run cost her $13 million. Their two homes cost a combined $5 million, and the Clintons have given away $22 million to charity. All of this is according to FEC filings, property records and years of tax returns. Add it up and you get $135 million. If the Clintons made $230 million, spent $135 million and have just $45 million left over, what happened to the other $50 million?
"That’s kind of strange," says Joe Biden’s accountant, Walter Deyhle. "You have to report all of your assets. You have to report assets that are owned by your spouse."
Where's the missing $50 million? Who knows? One assumes that Bill wasn't getting a gentleman's discount on his trips aboard "The Lolita Express" and "Air F**k One," as well as his stays on "Orgy Island" with billionaire donor and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Alexander offers one possible, if "unlikely" explanation:
It seems unlikely, but they could have given it away overseas: Donations to foreign charities are not deductible and would not be listed on tax returns. Billionaires like Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, Lakshmi Mittal of India and Joseph Safra of Brazil have donated to their foundation. Maybe the Clintons are returning the favor?
$50 million seems like a lot to pay off Clinton aides like Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, who may soon be thrown under Hillary's email bus. Could money convince Joe Biden not to run? Maybe they gave some of it to their daughter Chelsea? She's already rich, but her husband is really bad at managing hedge funds.
Show us the money.