Report: Chelsea Clinton earns up to $75K per speech

Chelsea Clinton reportedly is paid as much as $75,000 a pop to give speeches.

The New York Times says Clinton makes paid speeches, just as her parents Bill and Hillary Clinton do. Chelsea's spokesman, Kamyl Bazbaz, told the NYT that all of her paid speaking engagements "are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100% of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation."

Bill and Hillary Clinton's earnings from paid speeches have been scrutinized in recent weeks and have drawn negative attention to the wealth they've earned from them. Bill Clinton has earned more than $100 million from paid speeches since leaving the White House in 2001 through January 2013, according to CNN. Since she stepped down as secretary of State last year, Hillary Clinton has earned as much as $200,000 per speech.

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton all have also made speeches in which they do not charge a fee. Hillary Clinton, facing criticism for making paid speeches at universities, recently told ABC News that the fees she's earned from those engagements have gone to the Clinton Foundation.

Chelsea Clinton is vice chairwoman of the Clinton Foundation, where she works to improve "global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders," according to her bio. She reportedly earned $600,000 a year as a special correspondent for NBC News, according to Politico, but recently switched to a month-to-month contract.

Clinton's speaking fee is apparently more than what Jeb Bush, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright earn, according to the NYT report. Bush, the former Florida governor, earns about $50,000 per speech. Powell and Albright, both former secretaries of State, also earn "in the $50,000 range" per speech, according to a unnamed speech booker in the story.


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