The travel site Expedia has named Chelsea Clinton as a member of its board. A company statement said Clinton will be paid "in accordance with the company's standard compensation policies" for board members, which reveals that non-employee directors are paid a $45,000 "annual retainer" and awarded $250,000 worth of stock in 2015.
The "Chelster" also sits on the boards of IAC/InterActive Corp (which owns Dictionary.com, About.com, Vimeo, Investopedia and The Daily Beast), the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Clinton Foundation's Clinton Health Access Initiative. She's also co-chair of the advisory board for New York University's of Many Institute.
If you recall, Chelsea also landed a short-lived high-paying position with NBC a few years back.
Now, Ms. Clinton or Mrs. Mezvinsky, if you go by her married name) has a PhD in philosophy. She has no business or communications background, and she certainly isn't a master of the art of ballet. Yet all of these companies found it valuable to name her to their boards of directors, paying her handsomely for the "honor (is that sexist?).
Has someone so under-qualified and undeserving for board directorship ever existed before? Of course, it does superficially pad her resume for political purposes. I guess she learned well from her mother...