Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27, 1980) is the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was a special correspondent for NBC News (2011–14) and now works with the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. Since 2011, she has taken on a prominent role at the Foundation, and has a seat on its board.
Clinton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, during her father’s first term as Governor. She attended public schools there until he was elected President and the family moved to Washington, D.C., where she began attending the private Sidwell Friends School. She received an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and later earned master’s degrees from Oxford University and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2014.
Clinton has worked for McKinsey & Company, Avenue Capital Group, and New York University and serves on several boards, including those of the School of American Ballet, Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Common Sense Media, Weill Cornell Medical College and IAC/InterActiveCorp.
In 2007 and 2008, Clinton campaigned extensively on American college campuses for her mother’s unsuccessful Democratic presidential nomination bid, introducing her at the August 2008 Democratic National Convention. In 2010, Clinton and investment banker Marc Mezvinsky were married in an interfaith ceremony in Rhinebeck, New York.
Chelsea Victoria Clinton was born on February 27, 1980, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the only child of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham. Hillary has described Chelsea’s birth as “the most miraculous and awe-inspiring event in my life”. During the first days of Chelsea’s life, Bill took her on father-daughter walks around the hospital, singing to her, rocking her and showing her off. Chelsea was also the first grandchild for both sets of her grandparents. Bill’s mother Virginia and the Rodhams often babysat when they visited. Chelsea’s name was inspired by a visit to the Chelsea neighborhood of London during a Christmas 1978 vacation; Hillary said that upon hearing the 1969 Judy Collins recording of the Joni Mitchell song, “Chelsea Morning”, Bill remarked, “If we ever have a daughter, her name should be Chelsea.”
When Chelsea was two years old, she accompanied her parents as they campaigned throughout Arkansas for her father’s gubernatorial race. She attended Forest Park Elementary School, Booker Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School and Horace Mann Junior High School, which are public schools in Little Rock.She skipped the third grade.
On July 31, 2010, Clinton and investment banker Marc Mezvinsky were married in an interfaith ceremony in Rhinebeck, New York. Mezvinsky (born December 15, 1977) is the son of former members of Congress Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and Edward Mezvinsky, and was raised in the Conservative Jewish tradition. The senior Clintons and Mezvinskys were friends in the 1990s and their children met on a Renaissance Weekend retreat in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They first were reported to be a couple in 2005, and became engaged over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009.
Following their wedding, the couple lived for three years in New York City’s Gramercy Park neighborhood, later purchasing a condominium in the Flatiron District of Manhattan for $10.5 million. Clinton announced in April 2014 that they were expecting their first child. She gave birth to their daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, on September 26, 2014.