The Clinton Fortune: Follow the (missing) money

“Things just don’t add up” could be the motto on the Clinton family crest, if such an aristocratic appurtenance were ever to be created for the Arkansas clan.  And that goes double when money is involved.  Writing in Forbes, Dan Alexander notices that the reported numbers for the gigantic post-presidency Clinton family earnings don’t square up with their reported assets:

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 [TL: 90% of that went to the in-house Clinton Foundation, which paid for private jets, 5 star hotel suites, etc. for their travels, and for their shadow political staff.] 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 50 mil could pay for a lot of trips to Orgy Island.  Still:

It seems unlikely that the Clintons could have spent all of it. Over 14 years $50 million averages out to $3.6 million in extra expenses per year, or $9,800 per day.

I like this theory:

… maybe they have given millions to their daughter, Chelsea, although she has plenty of her own money, after working for years and marrying hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky in 2010.

Andrew Stiles at the Free Beacon notes: “[H]er husband is really bad at managing hedge funds.”

But my favorite theory is legal expenses.  I am guessing that Hillary, who loves to skate the law’s requirements, has sought top-drawer legal advice, which comes at $500 an hour or more, to explore how far she can push the law and have plausible defenses in hiding her activities and accomplishing her goals unrestrained by the laws that govern the little people.

“Things just don’t add up” could be the motto on the Clinton family crest, if such an aristocratic appurtenance were ever to be created for the Arkansas clan.  And that goes double when money is involved.  Writing in Forbes, Dan Alexander notices that the reported numbers for the gigantic post-presidency Clinton family earnings don’t square up with their reported assets:

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 [TL: 90% of that went to the in-house Clinton Foundation, which paid for private jets, 5 star hotel suites, etc. for their travels, and for their shadow political staff.] 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 50 mil could pay for a lot of trips to Orgy Island.  Still:

It seems unlikely that the Clintons could have spent all of it. Over 14 years $50 million averages out to $3.6 million in extra expenses per year, or $9,800 per day.

I like this theory:

… maybe they have given millions to their daughter, Chelsea, although she has plenty of her own money, after working for years and marrying hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky in 2010.

Andrew Stiles at the Free Beacon notes: “[H]er husband is really bad at managing hedge funds.”

But my favorite theory is legal expenses.  I am guessing that Hillary, who loves to skate the law’s requirements, has sought top-drawer legal advice, which comes at $500 an hour or more, to explore how far she can push the law and have plausible defenses in hiding her activities and accomplishing her goals unrestrained by the laws that govern the little people.