Hillary Clinton's $25G for Rutgers speech was less than school paid 'Snooki'

Hillary Clinton has been known to make huge sums in speaking fees, but Thursday’s reported payment may sound like she was short-changed.

Clinton was paid $25,000 to speak at Rutgers University about being targeted as a woman in politics, the upcoming elections and the Trump administration, among other topics, NJ.com reported.

But the money she made seemed to be considerably less than some other high-profile guests who've spoken at the New Jersey school.

For example, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, of “Jersey Shore” fame, was paid $32,000 for her Rutgers appearance in 2011. Students paid for her appearance using money from the student activity fees undergraduates pay at the school, according to NJ.com.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi  from the MTV reality series "Jersey Shore"
 poses on arrival at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011.    REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV-ARRIVALS) - GM1E78T0OF902

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was paid $32,000 for her talk with Rutgers students.  (Reuters)


Polizzi didn’t offer any political talking points, but told students: “Study hard, but party harder.”

Rutgers also paid Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison $30,000 to speak in 2011 and the university shelled out $35,000 for former White House press secretary and longtime PBS journalist Bill Moyers, NJ.com reported.

And while Clinton's fee for Thursday’s speech was nothing to scoff at, it was considerably smaller than what she reportedly received for apearances in past years.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton awards ceremony at Georgetown University in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RC1557A37EC0

Hillary Clinton has made tremendous amounts of money from speaking fees.  (Reuters)

Clinton, at one point, was asking for $275,000 to speak at a University of Missouri luncheon, according to the Washington Post. In 2008, she was reportedly paid $225,000 by the futures brokerage firm CME Group.

Nonetheless, Clinton probably isn’t paying any mind to her speaking fees. The former presidential candidate sold 300,000 copies of her book “What Happened” in just its first week of release, according to Time magazine.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.