52 Facts About Chelsea Clinton


Chelsea Clinton is the only child of former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.


Chelsea Clinton was a special correspondent for NBC News from 2011 to 2014 and now works with the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, including taking a prominent role at the foundation with a seat on its board.


Chelsea Clinton attended public schools there until he was elected president and the family moved to the White House, where she began attending the private Sidwell Friends School.


Chelsea Clinton received an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and later earned master's degrees from University of Oxford and Columbia University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in international relations from the University of Oxford in 2014.


In 2007 and 2008, Chelsea Clinton campaigned extensively on American college campuses for her mother's Democratic presidential nomination bid and introduced her at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


Chelsea Clinton assumed a similar role in her mother's 2016 presidential campaign, making more than 200 public appearances as her surrogate and again introducing her at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


Chelsea Clinton has authored and co-authored best-selling children's non-fiction books and co-authored a scholarly book for adults on global health policy, as well as articles and opinion pieces published in major media outlets.


Chelsea Clinton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on February 27,1980, the only child of Hillary and Bill Chelsea Clinton.


Chelsea Clinton's name was inspired by a visit to the Chelsea neighborhood of London during a Christmas 1978 vacation.


When Chelsea Clinton was two years old, she accompanied her parents as they campaigned throughout Arkansas for her father's gubernatorial race.


Chelsea Clinton learned to read and write at a very young age.


Chelsea Clinton attended Forest Park Elementary School, Booker Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School and Horace Mann Junior High School, both Little Rock public schools.


On January 20,1993, the day of her father's first inauguration, Chelsea Clinton moved into the White House with her parents and was given the Secret Service codename "Energy".


Chelsea Clinton graduated from Sidwell in 1997; her father spoke at the graduation ceremony.


Carol Wallace, Peoples managing editor, felt that Chelsea Clinton, then 19, was "an eyewitness to family drama and historical events" and thus "a valid journalistic subject".


An adult group leader thought Chelsea Clinton to be "a terrific kid" and observed that she was treated as an equal in the group.


At age four, Chelsea Clinton had begun taking dance classes in Arkansas, and she continued her dance training at the Washington School of Ballet for several years.


Chelsea Clinton was cast in the role of the Favorite Aunt in the 1993 Washington Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.


Chelsea Clinton entered Stanford University in the fall of 1997 and majored in history.


Chelsea Clinton arrived at Stanford in a motorcade with her parents, Secret Service agents, and almost 250 journalists.


Chelsea Clinton obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with highest honors, at Stanford in 2001.


Chelsea Clinton was criticized for those remarks in the London press and by the newspaper Oxford Student, whose editorial attacking her angered the university.


At Oxford University in 2003, Chelsea Clinton completed a Master of Philosophy degree in international relations.


Chelsea Clinton is the co-founder of the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU and serves as its co-chair.


In 2011, Chelsea Clinton transferred back to University College, Oxford, from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University to complete her Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations.


Chelsea Clinton stated this was to be under her preferred doctoral advisor, Ngaire Woods.


Chelsea Clinton finished her dissertation in New York City and was awarded the degree in May 2014.


Chelsea Clinton's dissertation was titled The Global Fund: An Experiment in Global Governance.


In 2012, Chelsea Clinton received an award from interfaith organization Temple of Understanding for her "work in advancing a new model of integrating interfaith and cross-cultural education into campus life", together with Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna.


Chelsea Clinton served as co-chair for a fund-raising week for the Clinton Foundation, and subsequently became Vice Chair for the foundation.


Chelsea Clinton serves on the board of the School of American Ballet and on IAC's board of directors.


In March 2017, Chelsea Clinton was named to the board of directors of Expedia Group.


Chelsea Clinton reportedly earned an annual salary of $600,000 for her work at NBC.


Chelsea Clinton is the author of five children's picture books, two of which were best sellers, and she co-authored a scholarly book about global health policy.


Chelsea Clinton has written numerous articles and opinion pieces, published in major media outlets, such as CNN, Time magazine, Huffington Post, Refinery 29 and others.


Since 2011, Chelsea Clinton has taken a prominent role at the family's Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and has had a seat on its board.


In 2018, Chelsea Clinton wrote a companion book featuring women around the world, published by Philomel and illustrated by Boiger, entitled She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History which debuted at No 2 on the Times' Children's Picture Books Best Sellers list and remained on the list for 40 weeks.


In 2019, Chelsea Clinton published her fifth children's book, Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe.


Chelsea Clinton continued her children's "She Persisted" series in 2020 with She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game, published by Philomel.


In 2019, she co-wrote a book with her mother, Hillary Chelsea Clinton, titled The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience and they embarked on a multi-city book tour together.


In December 2007, Chelsea Clinton began campaigning in Iowa in support of her mother's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.


Chelsea Clinton appeared across the country, largely on college campuses.


At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Chelsea Clinton called Hillary "my hero and my mother" and introduced her with a long video tribute.


Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her second child during the campaign, five weeks before the convention, and she frequently spoke about motherhood and the issues women face in balancing work and home, including the challenges of breastfeeding.


At one appearance in September 2016, while answering a question about her mother's position supporting medical marijuana research, Chelsea Clinton got some attention for an inaccurate comment she made regarding drug interactions with marijuana; she walked back the comment a few days later, acknowledging that she misspoke.


Chelsea Clinton is Jewish, but Clinton remained a Methodist and did not convert to Judaism.


Chelsea Clinton is portrayed in the 1996 film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, where Butt-Head flirts with her at the White House; she responds by tossing him out a window.


In Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, a Disney Channel Original Movie set in the year 2049, Chelsea Clinton is the President of the United States.


In Clarissa Explains It All, the title character repeatedly imagines Chelsea Clinton becoming President of the United States.


Chelsea Clinton is the direct inspiration for the 2004 film Chasing Liberty, starring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode.


In January 2015, Chelsea Clinton appeared in a Sesame Street skit with Elmo, advocating the importance of reading to young children.


Chelsea Clinton appeared in the final scene of series 3 on the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls.