Hillary Clinton has flatly denied a Reuters report that she was eyeing the post of World Bank President. She even said she will not take the job if it were offered to her.
But previously, Clinton has also said she would quit after 2012 and is not interested in serving in the position if Obama wins a second term.
This begs the question: what will she do afterwards? Some people, after they heard the Reuters report, thought the World Bank presidency actually made sense of Hillary. But that’s off the table.
Clinton could just decide to not hold public office again. Instead, she can be more involved with her family, get involved with powerful institutions, start a charity or two, write some books, and give speeches.
Or, she can join the privates sector. Academia is yet another option.
Below is a list of what the previous Secretaries of State did after their terms ended:
Condoleezza Rice - SoS January 26, 2005 to January 20, 2009 – Professor at Stanford and Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Colin Powell – SoS January 20, 2001 to January 26, 2005 – Public Speaker, Board Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Strategic Limited Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Madeleine Albright – SoS January 23, 1997 to January 20, 2001 – Founder of (the now merged) Albright Group, Board Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Professor at Georgetown University, Chairperson of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Warren Christopher – SoS January 20, 1993 to January 17, 1997 – Author of Two Books, Board Member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Board Member for the Partnership for a Secure America