ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Is Chelsea Clinton Worth $75,000 Per Speech?

Updated on July 16, 2014

I can see her father, Bill, or or mother, Hillary, getting this amount - $75,000 - to speak for an hour at some private function. Actually, her parents earn a whopping $200-700,000 to speak. So, if either were willing to do it for this paltry sum, it would be a real bargain. But, is anyone worth that kind of money for an hour? Her parents have earned $17 million just from talking around the world, it must be nice.

I guess you really could say the Clinton's are royalty. But, Chelsea, 34, is just a rich kid who grew up in the White House in a protective bubble as a single child. She has always avoided the public life and for the most part, the media could care less about her unless she did something outlandish, which she would never do. She has always been the "good" daughter. No wild college adventures, she is a "plain Jane". Now, she is going to be a mother.

She has become the spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation that seeks donations from across the globe supporting poor nations, disasters, women and girls. According to the foundation, Chelsea actually speaks for free because whatever the cost of the speaking engagement is, it given to the Foundation. Yet, many have questioned about their taxpayer supported foundation. There have been calls for full disclosure about how much money is donated and how it is being used by the foundation. So far, it has not happened.

Even if it were true, that Chelsea's fee for speaking is given to the Clinton Foundation, she is part of it, the Chairperson for it. Are you saying zero dollars never go to her or accessed by her? Right. There is something "out of whack" when NBC News pays her $600,000 a year to be a "special correspondent". How often does she appear for a few minutes?

But, worse, what in the world could she speak about that would command such income? Sure, she is the reluctant Clinton, but still pampered with hardly a day in her life that she felt poor. Her speeches usually try to uplift women and girls to promote equality but in her own words, she is obsessed with diarrhea. Why? It has something to do with eradicating water-borne diseases in poor countries. She talks about the Foundation goals and does a sell for it for more donations to help poor countries. Her talks usually have a Q&A about her life in the White House, her college days at Stanford and Oxford and explaining what her cerebral-like speech to normal folk meant.

Still,as a Clinton, she has star power. Consider that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright charges only $60,000 to speak. The same applies to General Colin Powell and Jeb Bush. All have much more experience in government and foreign policy and far more interesting.

The audience seems to be split about her. Some think she is like her father, friendly and works the crowd well, approachable. Others, think she is elitist, uses too many words commoners don't know and cut-off from the real world.

In truth, nobody should really care what she has to say. She is just riding on the path blazed by her parents. Nothing more, nothing less.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I hope the speech is worth the price. Great speakers inspire others to action. Is this possible through this person? Perhaps, perhaps not.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      4 years ago

      I agree.

    • profile image

      Jayfort 

      4 years ago

      Short answer: no. Bill Cosby would be more entertaining AND worth paying more to hear.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      4 years ago

      Like I said, there are more insightful celebs than Chelsea.

    • gmwilliams profile image

      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Chelsea Clinton is famous because of her lineage and because she is a news celebrity. Such people develop a brand and brand names costs. When a person is a brand, he/she is known by and represent a brand whether it is a inanimate product or himself/herself. Being a brand is the name of the game and brand names costs. Chelsea Clinton is a brand and if one is a brand, especially a well-known or prestigious brand, you can demand any asking price. People will pay dearly for a highly prestigious brand.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)