Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give paid speeches now that she’s left the government.

The New York-based Harry Walker Agency says on its Web site that Clinton has joined it exclusively for her future speaking engagements.

The agency represents high-profile figures who give paid speeches to organisations, conferences and companies. Its roster includes Clinton’s husband and former president Bill Clinton and Bono of the band U2.

It’s not uncommon for prominent former public figures to join the lucrative speech circuit after leaving office.

According to Senate disclosure forms Hillary Clinton filed in 2008, Bill Clinton has been paid as much as $290,000 per speech.

Representatives for the Harry Walker Agency and Clinton did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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