NBC's Chelsea Clinton Gets $75,000 Per Speech For Clinton Foundation

Following the stunning revelation last month that NBC News had paid special correspondent Chelsea Clinton a starting annual salary of $600,000, on Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the former first daughter was also getting paid $75,000 per appearance...given to the Clinton Foundation. Conflict of interest anyone?

Clinton spokesman Kamyl Bazbaz assured the Times that "100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation." So the money goes back into the foundation run by her and her family.

A calculation by Business Insider concluded that given Chelsea's limited air time on NBC, she made over $26,000 per minute for her occasional reporting on the network.

During the fallout over Hillary Clinton's gaffe that her and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they left the White House, Chelsea argued that no matter hard she tried, she just wasn't able to care about money: "I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn't. That wasn't the metric of success I wanted in my life."
 

Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC