Chelsea Clinton Income More Than $1 Million Per Year, According To NY Post

The media world was in a tizzy when it found out through a Politico report that former first daughter Chelsea Clinton was earning a $600,000 per year income as a special correspondent for NBC News. But according to a New York Post report, Chelsea is earning nearly $1 million each year through various jobs and appointments.

In addition to Clinton’s earnings from NBC News, the Post reports that she is also banking some major income from serving on the boards of several companies owned by billionaire Barry Diller. And there’s other income, too.

“In addition to the $600,000 she pulled down as a special NBC correspondent, the only child of Bill and Hillary picked up $300,000 for attending a handful of board meetings as a director for Barry Diller’s IAC/InteractiveCorp.

“On top of that was a teaching gig at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, from which she received a master’s degree in 2010.”

The Post cited when it reported that the average income for an instructor at Columbia is just more than $51,000. It’s not a bad gig if you can get it, right?

Reports of Chelsea’s various incomes come on the heels of comments former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made to ABC World News anchor Diana Sawyer about being “dead broke” when she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, per a June 9 Inquisitr report:

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”

The report noted that Sawyer gave Clinton pushback on the claim, which resulted in the following statement, which is probably not likely to help the image Clinton is attempting to craft as an everyday women in the lead up to a possible run for president in 2016.

“It’s been amazing to me — he’s worked very hard. First of all, we had to pay off all our debts, which was, you know, he had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.”

As for Chelsea and her staggering income for a 34-year-old, there is no word on whether she will keep the board appointments and the teaching position should her mother run for president. But NBC already has Chelsea on a month-to-month contract in anticipation of a run. She’ll lose the $600,000, but at least she’ll still have the other $350,000+ in income each year, so I’m betting she’ll be fine.

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