NBC's Chelsea Clinton: I Don't Care About Money, and 'I Will Always Work Harder Than Anyone'

Thank goodness for Mommy's magic cattle futures!

Erstwhile NBC correspondent Chelsea Clinton claims that try as she might, she just can't make herself care about money. In an interview with the UK's Telegraph the multi-millionaire says, "I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t."  Lucky for her, she doesn't have to.  Like her famous mother who, in 1978 managed to take a meager $1000 investment in cattle futures and magically turn it into $100,000 and not be imprisoned for insider trading, Chelsea also seems to have the "Midas touch" when it comes to acquiring enormous amounts of money with little time, training or effort.

As liberals assail the high salaries of top corporate CEOs, the liberal safe haven of broadcast television, NBC, paid former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton an astonishing $600,000 a year. But in the interview she says she has sacrificed the high-paying jobs for her current, more humble professional life which also includes working for her parents' foundation.

The average starting salary of TV reporters nationwide is $23,300 a year.  While most national network journalists rise through the ranks and/or move from small media markets to larger and then finally, only the few at the top of their game land at a network, Chelsea Clinton's talents were apparently so spectacular, that in addition to warrant being paid nearly 26 times what other first-time journalists make, she was able to start at the top in her first "journalism" job, similar to fellow NBC entry-level celeb "journalist" Ronan Farrow, (son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra).

Under such lucky circumstances, very few average Americans would have to care or worry very much about money. And we're fairly certain purchasing a $10 million home and celebrating at a $3 million wedding did not result in sleepless nights of worry on the part of the 34 year-old Ms.Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton goes on to tell the Telegraph, "I will always work harder than anyone."  Though she has not been on the air since January -- until NBC aired a story Saturday night -- we take her word that she works nearly 26 times harder than other cub reporters and her colleagues at NBC.  The new one was one the network suggested was in the can for Nightly News.

That news comes just in the nick of time. NBC's flagship evening news program "NBC Nightly News" has been hitting some ratings snags with the key 25-54 demographic, prompting concern and worry from anchor Brian Williams.

No doubt the return of the $600,000 Woman who doesn't care about money, Chelsea Clinton, can help the NBC fortunes and Brian Williams can give a sigh of relief.

Cheri Jacobus
Cheri Jacobus
Cheri Jacobus is president of Capitol Strategies PR.