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Hillary Clinton gives speech at Rutgers University for $25,000

Hillary Clinton has been paid $25,000 to speak at Rutgers University, but it is just a fraction of her usual six figure fee and $7,000 less than what Jersey Shore’s Snooki was given. 

The former presidential candidate delivered a speech in front of a packed crowd at Rutgers on Thursday afternoon that focused on politics and her role in shaping women’s political history.

Rutgers paid the former US secretary of state $25,000 for her appearance. 

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech in front of a packed crowd at Rutgers University on Thursday afternoon that focused on politics and her role in shaping women’s political history

The payment came from an endowment fund and not tuition or public funds, a Rutgers spokeperson told NJ.com.

In the past, Clinton has secured lucrative speaking fees that are often around her standard $200,000 fee.

Clinton appeared at at least eight universities in 2014 for paid speeches and took home a combined $1.8 million.  

When Rutgers brought in reality TV star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi to speak on campus in 2011, she was given $32,000. 

The failed presidential candidate delivered a speech in front of a packed crowd in New Jersey

The failed presidential candidate delivered a speech in front of a packed crowd in New Jersey

When Rutgers brought in reality TV star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi to speak on campus in 2011, she was given $32,000, which is $7,000 more than Hillary Clinton

When Rutgers brought in reality TV star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi to speak on campus in 2011, she was given $32,000, which is $7,000 more than Hillary Clinton

More than 1,000 people came to the university to hear Snooki speak after several students questioned if it was a wise use of money. 

A spokesperson for Clinton told NBC last week that she planned to donate her Rutgers speaking payment to charity.

Clinton was met with a standing ovation and cheering crowd when she appeared on stage on Thursday in front of the sold-out auditorium.  

The event was hosted by the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics and its director Ruth Mandel.  

Clinton waved to the crowds as she appeared on stage with Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics director Ruth Mandel

Clinton waved to the crowds as she appeared on stage with Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics director Ruth Mandel

Clinton's $25,000 payment came from an endowment fund and not tuition or public funds, a Rutgers spokeperson said

Clinton’s $25,000 payment came from an endowment fund and not tuition or public funds, a Rutgers spokeperson said



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