Chelsea Clinton continues to collect participation trophies she owes to the notoriety of her parents.
Just days ago she was appointed to the board of Expedia, which comes along with a $45,000/year salary and $250,000 in stock that vests over three years. She has no experience in the technology sector, which didn’t appear to be a cause of concern for the $19 billion company. In what’s surely nothing more than one big coincidence, Expedia’s chairman Barry Diller (who controls 54 percent of the company’s voting rights) held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign that priced tickets at $100,000 a pop.
That news came just a few days after she released a children’s book titled She Persisted, which tells the stories of 14 notable women in history. The title is based on a slogan that liberals rallied behind after Elizabeth Warren was “silenced” for breaking Senate rules while testifying against Jeff Sessions.
And it’s been a good week for Chelsea, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon:
Chelsea Clinton will be honored by Variety magazine next month for her humanitarian work along with five other women.
Variety announced Monday the six women who have been selected to be Variety‘s Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian work: Clinton; actresses Jessica Chastain, Blake Lively, and Audra McDonald; CBS host Gayle King; and media executive Shari Redstone.
The recipients will be recognized on the next cover of Variety and at the magazine’s Power of Women: New York luncheon on April 21.
Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be celebrated for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which says its goal is to “reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.”
The alliance was founded as a result of a joint effort from the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.
Among Chelsea’s charitable efforts include using the Clinton Foundation’s funds to pay for her wedding, living expenses, and taxes on gifts, though it’s unlikely those examples will be cited when she’s honored for her “efforts.”
[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]