Chelsea Clinton is following in her parents’ footsteps and charging a hefty amount for speeches: $75,000 to be exact.
Aides are making it a point to verify that Chelsea, unlike Bill and Hillary, addresses groups outside of Wall Street bankers. “Aides stressed that while Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton often address trade groups and Wall Street bankers, Ms. Clinton, now 34, focuses on organizations whose goals are in line with the work of the family’s philanthropic organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation,” the New York Times reports.
Chelsea’s spokesperson, Kamyl Bazbaz, told the NYT that unlike those of her parents, her speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation.” He also notes that not all of her speeches are paid. However, Hillary Clinton previously justified her large price tag per speech by saying she donates the money to charity — that “charity” is the Clinton Foundation itself.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work,” Hillary said of the fees. “So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation.”
The Clintons have reportedly made over $100 million from speeches in the last decade, with fees ranging anywhere from $200,000 to $700,000 per appearance. Chelsea also earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract.