Hillary Clinton on Friday defended her six-figure speaking fees, saying she's donated all the money earned from colleges over the past year to her family's foundation.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” she told ABC News on Friday.
The former secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential contender reportedly charges about $200,000 for speaking engagements.
Clinton recently drew fire from University of Nevada Las Vegas students who threatened to protest an upcoming fundraiser she's scheduled to host at the school unless she returns the $225,000 fee.
When asked to respond to the students' plea, Clinton did not indicate she would adhere to their request.
“It’s been my experience,” Clinton said, “That they’re not worried about my speaking or my household, they’re worried about their own. And that’s the kind of debate I think I’m furthering as I go around the country speaking.”
Clinton's response comes after heightened speculation into her family's wealth as she promotes her new book, "Hard Choices." Last month, Clinton told ABC's Dianne Sawyer that she and former President Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after his presidency.