Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chelsea Clinton Getting Huge Pay as Speaker; Paid More Than Jeb Bush or Colin Powell

Chelsea is apparently the political speaking circuit version of the Kardashians. She has not done anything, but is getting paid very well for being a very famous person who has done nothing.

She is commanding as much as $75,000 per appearance, reports NYT.

Unlike her parents’ talks, reports NYT, Chelsea's speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation,” said her spokesman, Kamyl Bazbaz, adding that “the majority of Chelsea’s speeches are unpaid.” The Harry Walker Agency, the firm that represents her parents’ engagements, handles Ms. Clinton’s talks on behalf of the family foundation.

Who knew Chelsea not only gives speeches but has her own spokesman?

Says NYT:
The family speechmaking business is a lucrative one and has generated more than $100 million for her parents over the past decade as they hopscotched the globe. Their fees range from $200,000 to $700,000 per appearance, and Mr. Clinton alone earned $17 million last year giving speeches....
[Chelsea’s] speeches focus on causes like eradicating waterborne diseases. (“I’m obsessed with diarrhea” is a favorite line.)...The cost to book Ms. Clinton surpasses that of speakers with longer résumés, like Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and a potential Republican rival to Mrs. Clinton in 2016. He makes an estimated $50,000 per speech. Colin L. Powell and Madeleine K. Albright, both former secretaries of state, are also in the $50,000 range, said one person who has booked speakers but who could not discuss private contracts for attribution.
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County hired Ms. Clinton to speak at its inaugural event in March. Tickets started at $1,000 per family, and the event raised more than $2.1 million. “There is great synergy between federation’s work and Chelsea Clinton’s message,” said David Phillips, the group’s president and chief executive.


  1. Pays well to be a crony doesn't it?

  2. “I’m obsessed with diarrhea” is a favorite line [of Chelsea].
    I have to wonder if she is not letting her subconscious spring forward and really mean she's obsessed with mental diarrhea.