Chelsea Clinton earns a lot of money for her speeches -- more, in fact, than a number of key political figures get.
Chelsea, who announced she is pregnant in April, gets paid up to $75,000 for her public speeches, the New York Times reported Wednesday. It's less than the $200,000-$700,000 range her mother and father can earn for their speeches, but it does set her apart from people like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the first female U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who are in the $50,000 range.
Though her parents are highly influential in the political universe, Chelsea, 34, makes speeches on issues that pertain to her family’s philanthropic organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, which is where all her money goes. A Clinton spokesperson added that most of her speeches are actually unpaid.
She often talks about eliminating waterborne diseases worldwide, and she even has a signature catchphrase: "Life’s not about what happens to you, it’s about what you do with what happens to you." Another is: “I’m obsessed with diarrhea.”
The family’s speechmaking business has reportedly generated more than $100 million in the past decade. Former President Clinton earned $17 million alone last year, the NYT reported.
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