Apparently, Chelsea Clinton was the breadwinner, charged with taking care of her utterly destitute parents after they left the White House in 2000. While her parents recovered from their debt-ridden existence with $500K-per-gig speaking tours, Chelsea made her way in the world by pulling herself up by her bootstraps and building a successful journalism career from nothing.

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No, just kidding. Chelsea Clinton traded on her famous name, got herself a cushy job in media and, for the last few years, has earned $600,000 as an NBC News “contributor” for basically doing nothing.

Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the agreement told POLITICO…

As special correspondent, Clinton worked on service-related feature assignments for NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” until the show’s cancellation in June 2013. Clinton has since worked on packages for NBC Nightly News.

You may have seen her work if you are one of the hundreds of elderly shut-ins who cannot get up to change the channel themselves or are forced to wait for a nurse to switch off NBC after <Inside Edition.

Apparently, Chelsea’s contract was up for renewal this week and NBC decided to take the commitment down a notch and just keep her on month-by-month, since Clinton already has a full time job, operating her family’s charitable trust, the Clinton Global Initiative, which is doing fabulous work keeping the whole family employed and occupied until they are due to be defrosted for political events. Chelsea is also unsure of her future plans, since she’s currently pregnant with the Clinton heir and 2056 Democratic Presidential nominee.

NBC, of course, has employed other First Daughters, most notably Jenna Bush Hager, who is a Today show correspondent, and Meghan McCain, who is (or was) an MSNBC news political analyst). Of course, Jenna Bush Hager is a talented journalist who does good work for her show, and Meghan McCain’s salary is tax deductible by the corporation as “charitable giving.”