President Clinton Comic Book Retailer?

Speaking before the National Retail Federation‘s (NRF) 101st Annual Convention & Expo, former President Bill Clinton recalled his first job, being a comic book retailer.  From Convenience Store News:

The former U.S. chief then recalled his first retail job, working for a grocery store at age 13. He subsequently talked the grocery store owner into allowing him to set up his own retail business within the store that sold used comic books. “I had two chests filled with perfectly preserved comic books,” he recalled. “During the months I worked at the grocery store, I sold every one. I made about $100 and I felt like a millionaire. I now know I was a fool. If I had saved those comic books, they’d be worth $200,000 to $300,000 today. But it was a good experience.”

So, turns out President Obama wasn’t the first Commander in Geek.

One comment

  • I’m glad he didn’t stay in the industry though or else all those comics writing jobs would be outsourced to workers paid pennies a day. Great catch Brett!