Chelsea Clinton is not beholden to her parents or her royal dynastic last name. She’s a self-starter and a go-getter.
As with every new job during these years, Chelsea had to make people forget her heritage.
“I will just always work harder [than anybody else] and hopefully perform better. And hopefully, over time, I pre-empt and erase whatever expectations people have of me not having a good work ethic, or not being smart, or not being motivated.”
Chelsea Clinton’s current job?
She works for the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. The Clinton Foundation has been renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation so good luck getting her job if your name isn’t Chelsea Clinton.
Chelsea Clinton also got $600K as correspondent for NBC News where she awkwardly and infrequently talked to celebrities about their charities.
And let’s not forget about her role as MULTI-FAITH LEADER where she runs the Of the Many Institute. I have no idea what she does there. No one else does either.
But it requires a lot of help.
Striding across the lobby of Chicago’s Sheraton Hotel, where the summit took place, hand outstretched in greeting, a gaggle of assistants in tow, the articulate 33-year-old bore little resemblance to the gawky teenager who was rarely caught on camera during her father’s presidency in the mid-90s.
She attributes her emergence as a multi-tasking power player to forces beyond her famous parents.
Yeah. Sure. Anyway she’s transcended all that.
“It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents?” admits Chelsea. “I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents. 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. I’ve talked about this to my friends who are doctors and whose parents are doctors, or who are lawyers and their parents are lawyers. It’s a funny thing to realise I feel called to this work both as a daughter and also as someone who believes I have contributions to make.”
If you can sort through all that gibberish, it means that Chelsea Clinton, the coal miner’s daughter of broke and not truly well off millionaires who have more mansions than you have chairs, that she has transcended money and will focus on her role as a daughter.
In other news, Prince Charles will give up on his promising career in plumbing to be the Prince of Wales.
On a February morning, earlier this year, Chelsea takes the stage of a packed NYU auditorium. Melinda Gates and Hillary Clinton – along with Chelsea – are there to announce No Ceilings, a collaboration between the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation that will analyse the progress of women and girls globally
What do Melinda Gates, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have in common? They are where they are because of their last names.