Variety is honoring the 37-year-old for… something, surely.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton’s hard work is finally paying off. What that work might consist of is anyone’s guess.
Variety, a magazine with the tagline “the business of entertainment,” is doling out a lifetime achievement award to the daughter of President Bill Clinton and two-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Having graduated with a master’s degree from Oxford University in England in 2003, Clinton’s “lifetime” of work really only spans about 14 years, surely making Variety’s work of sussing out a “lifetime of achievement” somewhat difficult.
After stints at consulting firms and hedge funds, she actually returned to academia in the late 2000s to study health policy at Columbia University. The youngest Clinton, who grew up in the White House and was afforded opportunities virtually no one else ever would be, told Fast Company she just couldn’t get interested in money.
“I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she said in 2014.
Still, the youngest Clinton’s career highlights include locking down a $600,000 annual salary from NBC News from 2011 to 2014. Clinton’s work on NBC was so disastrous, it was describe by Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever thusly:
“Either we’re spoiled by TV’s unlimited population of giant personalities or this woman is one of the most boring people of her era.”
Variety is honoring Clinton “for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits.”
In fact, the embattled Clinton Foundation, a controversy-plagued endeavor of the Clinton family, is listed as on the Alliance’s “supporters” page.
Fellow Variety honorees include Gayle King of “CBS This Morning,” and actresses Jessica Chastain and Blake Lively.
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