Chelsea Clinton did a good job softening the image of her mother Hillary Clinton during her DNC speech. Chelsea talked about her childhood and how Hillary interacts with her husband and grandchildren.
Who wouldn’t be curious about the only child of a former president and potentially future president of the United States?
Chelsea Clinton is not as well-known and her friend Ivanka Trump but she is public figure. Her husband Marc Mezvinsky has stayed out of the spotlight.
Chelsea Clinton is married and has two children.
In 2010, Chelsea married Marc Mezvinsky, a former investment banker who worked for Goldman Sachs for 8 years. He founded a hedge fund with two partners called Eaglevale Partners. Chelsea and Mark reportedly dated for about five years before tying the knot.
Like Ivanka Trump husband, Marc is Jewish. He is the son of former Democratic politicians Marjorie Mezvinsky and Edward Mezvinsky, and was raised in a Conservative Jewish household.
The couple have two children, daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, who is two-years old and a son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, who was born this year in June 2016.
Chelsea Clinton gave us some insight on how Hillary interacts with her grandchild during her DNC speech:
“Marc and I can’t quite believe it, but our daughter Charlotte is nearly two years old. She loves Elmo, she loves blueberries and above all, she loves Facetiming with Grandma. My mom can be about to walk on stage and it just does not matter, she will drop everything for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading “Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo” with her granddaughter.”
Chelsea Clinton’s childhood was one of privilege and frequent media attention.
Bill Clinton’s career took off early and consequently, Chelsea has always been in the spotlight:
“My father was governor when I was born,” Chelsea stated in an interview with Vogue in 2012. “I was on the front page of the newspaper the next day.”
Chelsea is referring to Bill Clinton’s tenure as Governor of Arkansas and she was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Around the age of 13, Chelsea moved into the White House when her father became the 42nd president of the United States.
She received an undergraduate degree at Stanford University where she had to be accompanied by plain clothes Secret Service officers who had their own dorm. (More on that here) She eventually earned master’s degrees from Oxford University in international relations two years ago.
During her DNC speech, Chelsea Clinton told the audience that her parents reminded her of her privilege:
“My parents raised me to know how lucky I was that I never had to worry about food on the table, that I never had to worry about a good school to go to. Never had to worry about a safe neighbourhood to play in. And they taught me to care about what happens in the world.”
Chelsea Clinton has had a few careers
Chelsea worked for a consulting firm before returning to school to earn a master’s degree of public health from Columbia University.
Clinton has worked for NBC as a special correspondent for about three years. She also worked at Wall Street for Avenue Capital Group, and New York University. She currently works for Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative
She frequently gives paid speeches to raise money for the foundation and champions women’s rights and improving the economy.
Chelsea is friends with Ivanka Trump
While the media will frequently compare the two since their parents are political rivals, the two have remained friends.
According to US Magazine, Ivanka and Chelsea won’t let politics get in the way of their friendship:
“[We’re] absolutely [friends],” the 36-year-old told Extra on Thursday, July 28. “It has nothing to do with politics. We were friends before this election; we’ll be friends after this election.”
They were introduced through their husbands and both live in New York. They both vocally support their parents in the general election and have remained mature and civil about the political process.
She wrote a New York Times bestseller
Chelsea Clinton wrote a book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going and it sold very well. The book is aimed at teens and children to help inspire them with stories of those who made a difference in their families and communities.
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