Chelsea Clinton is, and has been, an international figure since grade school. As the only child of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Chelsea has spent her entire life in the public eye. But while her name might be well known, she’s still a (relatively) private person. Let’s break down her life and career to reveal Chelsea Clinton’s net worth.
Growing up in the White House
Chelsea Victoria Clinton was born on February 27, 1980, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father William Jefferson Clinton was in the middle of his first term as Arkansas governor. Her mother Hillary Rodham Clinton later served as a U.S. senator and as secretary of state.
Famously, Chelsea is named after the song “Chelsea Morning” by Joni Mitchell. At the age of 12, Chelsea moved into the White House when her father won the 1992 presidential election. She attended Sidwell Friends School, the same school that Malia and Sasha Obama later attended. Chelsea was bullied by the media while growing up, but has handled the press as an adult with aplomb.
Chelsea finds her calling
Chelsea excelled at school; she skipped third grade and received marks high enough to make her a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist in her senior year. After graduating high school in 1997, she attended college at Stanford University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history in 2001 and continued her education at Oxford, receiving a master’s in international relations in 2003.
In 2010, she completed a degree in public health at Columbia University. She has been teaching graduate classes at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health since 2012. But this probably does not account for much of her net worth. Although Columbia has not divulged her salary, Columbia lecturers on average earn $51,671, according to Glassdoor.
After completing her degree at Oxford, Chelsea entered the workforce as a consultant. She later became active in political fundraisers, serving as vice-chairperson of the Clinton Foundation, an organization founded by her parents. In addition to serving on the board of directors at the School of American Ballet, she also found herself drawn to television.
In 2011, she became a special correspondent on NBC Nightly News. Chelsea signed a three-month contract, but her segments were well-received and she stayed on until 2014. Chelsea reportedly earned an annual salary of $600,000 for her work at NBCA. After this, she left television and returned to serving on corporate boards such as Expedia in 2017. The Expedia position typically earned $250,000 in 2015, according to The Guardian.
Chelsea is no stranger to the editorial page; she writes columns and opinion pieces for many major outlets like Time and Huffington Post. Chelsea is the co-author of a book on public health policy. The book, Governing Global Health, is a reworking of her doctoral dissertation. But Chelsea is better known for her books for young children.
She’s penned five children’s picture books, two of which became bestsellers. Her biggest-selling title is the picture book She Persisted, which came out in 2017. She also co-wrote a book with her mother, Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience in 2019.
As for how much Chelsea’s books account for her net worth, exact numbers are unknown. However, the proceeds from her first book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! were donated to the Clinton Foundation and other charities.
On the campaign trail
Chelsea has logged some serious mileage on the campaign trail on her parents’ behalf. She went to rallies and events for her father’s gubernatorial re-election campaign as young as the age of two, and during his presidential campaigns she often stood beside him on the podium.
But when she became an adult, her mother started running for office, and Chelsea joined her campaign in a more professional capacity. She frequently spoke during the 2008 campaign on her mother’s behalf, mostly touring college campuses. When Hillary Clinton ran again in 2016, Chelsea made over 200 appearances and even introduced her at the Democratic National Convention.
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Marriage and family
Meanwhile, Chelsea started a family of her own. She married Marc Mezvinsky, an investor and board consultant, in July 2010. They moved to New York’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. Together they have three children, a girl and two boys: Charlotte, born in 2014, Aiden, born in 2016, and Jasper, born in 2019. Currently, Mezvinsky works for a private equity firm, TPG. In 2013, the couple bought a 5,000 sq ft apartment in New York valued at $10.5 million.
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Chelsea Clinton’s net worth revealed
Chelsea Clinton’s net worth is amazing: she is estimated to be worth $25 million. This includes over $9 million in compensation (mostly stocks) from her duties on the board of IAC since 2011. Add that up with book royalties and speaking fees, and Chelsea has a steady rock on which to build her future. And what future is that?
Will Chelsea Clinton run for office?
This year, Chelsea turned 40, which means that she is among the oldest of the generation termed “millennials.” She is proving to be a children’s advocate as well as a policy wonk. She is quite active on Twitter and has been known to crush haters simply by being nice back to them. But where is this leading?
It does not appear that Chelsea Clinton will run for office. In 2019, when New York representative Nita Lowey announced she would not seek re-election, people speculated that Chelsea would put herself forward for the nomination. But she quashed that rumor quickly. While her financial future is secured no matter what she does, Chelsea Clinton seems to be in no hurry to follow in her parents’ political footsteps.