Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. Before his presidency, Clinton served nearly twelve years as the 50th and 52nd Governor of Arkansas. Since leaving office, Clinton has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. He created the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was inaugurated in New York City to coincide with the 2005 World Summit. The CGI began with a focused effort to identify a small number of the most serious issues affecting the world today. Clinton has also engaged in humanitarian work in cooperation with fellow former-President George H. W. Bush. In 2005 President George W. Bush named Clinton and George H. W. Bush to lead a nationwide campaign to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Following the devastation of the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina, Clinton again teamed with George H. W. Bush to coordinate private relief donations.
Clinton won the 2005 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, and he and George H.W. Bush were jointly awarded the 2006 Philadelphia Liberty Medal for their work on the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and Bush-Clinton Tsunami Fund.