Chelsea Clinton Commands $75K Per Speech
Spokesperson says all the money goes to Clinton Foundation
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2014 3:57 PM CDT
Chelsea Clinton in Denver last month.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

(Newser) – The Clintons' new family business is a money-maker on all fronts now. The New York Times reports that Chelsea Clinton gets paid up to $75,000 for her public speeches. And while that's nowhere near what mom and dad pull in—between $200,000 and $700,000—the story by Amy Chozick notes that it's more than other well-known figures such as Jeb Bush and Madeleine Albright, who are in the $50,000 range. A Clinton spokesperson says that all of Chelsea's money goes to the family's philanthropic Clinton Foundation and that the majority of her speeches are unpaid.

The younger Clinton focuses not on politics in her speeches but on issues pertinent to the foundation, such as eliminating waterborne diseases worldwide. She also delivers lines such as, "Life’s not about what happens to you, it’s about what you do with what happens to you." All of which has Isaac Chotiner at the New Republic wondering, "Why on Earth are people paying so much money to hear this stuff?" A former or future president, fine, "but Chelsea?" (Click to read about how NBC paid Chelsea, who recently announced she is pregnant, a salary of $600,000 a year.)

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Jul 19, 2014 11:02 AM CDT
That Tranny isn't worth $2.50! 1913 is the year when American people got F*ck!
Jul 16, 2014 3:35 PM CDT
Chelsea, who? What moron would pay that much for Chelsea, who?
Jul 15, 2014 9:13 PM CDT
mom must need a lot of dough i hope she reports it on her taxes, hey guess what she fair game now no more hiding under the clinton cloak ,beside she a dog