Finally, the ex-president of the USA has a steady job. Now, Bill Clinton is a leading consultant with investment companies Yucaipa American Fund and Yucaipa Corporate Initiatives Fund, owned by Ron Burkle, a friend of Bill Clinton. Ron Burkle made his fortune on a network of grocery supermarkets.
The RosBusinessConsulting news agency reports that the ex-president will be in charge of meetings and talks with political leaders and presidents of companies for further investing. Mr.Burkle says, “I am proud that Bill Clinton will be a consultant with our company.”
No information about the salary of the new employee was published, but it was said his salary will depend on the company’s financial showings. Still, the sum is sure to be large.
On the whole, it is not a sensation that the ex-president will be working as a consultant. The majority of his predecessors preferred to earn their living by consulting for different companies. Such people with their wonderful connections in politics and business are really useful for companies. Bill Clinton had no regular work for two years already. he delivered lectures and wrote memoirs that brought large and easy earnings. The ex-president needed money to cover his debts the attorneys who worked for Mr.Clinton during his presidency.
So, good luck with your new job, Mr. Ex-President! Are any trainees coming to the office as well?
Vasily Bubnov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/04/11/39605.html