Enjoying marital bliss Chelsea? Newlywed Clinton daughter joins board of company that owns dating website so can help others get sex too



New job: Chelsea Clinton has joined the board of Internet media company IACShe has already been forced to deny rumours that her marriage is in trouble.

But now Chelsea Clinton has set tongues wagging once more by joining the board of a company which owns the world’s biggest dating website.

The daughter of former president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced she will take up the post with Internet media company IAC, which owns Match.com.

The website is the largest of its kind in the world and has 20million members in 25 million countries.

The appointment is the first directorship for Ms Clinton, 31, and she will be the youngest board member by seven years.

But the offer has a certain irony that will not be lost on her, given the rumours about her marriage to Marc Mezvinsky, 38.

A matter of months after they got hitched in a lavish ceremony in Rhinebeck, New York, last August it was claimed that there were problems between them.

She supposedly wanted a family immediately but then changed her mind, leaving Mr Mezvinsky distraught.

The rumours escalated when he quit his job with private equity company 3G and went on an extended skiing holiday in Wyoming, whilst she remained at their home in New York.

The two have since put the controversy behind them and have been seen together in New York holding hands and looking the picture of wedded bliss.


What problems?: Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky at the 2011 School of American Ballet Winter Ball

Mr Mezvinsky is reportedly starting up his own investment firm whilst Ms Clinton is studying at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service whilst remotely doing a doctorate at Oxford University in England.

When she takes up her post she will earn $50,000 a year with $250,000 stock options for giving her advice on Match.com and other IAC ventures such as CollegeHumor, the Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine.

On the board with her will be captains of industry with considerably more experience than her including Michael Eisner, the former chief of Walt Disney, and Edgar Bronfman Jr, the chairman of Warner Music Group.

Ms Clinton has previously served on the boards of several non-profits, including the School of American Ballet.

Paul Lapides, head of the Corporate Governance Center at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, told the Wall St Journal that her connections may have helped her to get the job at IAC at such a young age.

‘There's no question that she knows a lot of people,’ he said.


Board member: Ms Clinton has announced she will take up the post with Internet media company IAC, which owns Match.com

Fortunately she will also be amongst friends - IAC, or Interactive Corp, is owned by Barry Diller who supported Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election, and backed Hillary Clinton in her own unsuccessful run for President in 2009.

Ms Clinton’s appointment is the latest example of how she is steadily building up her public profile.

She recently created her first Facebook page which got 7,800 ‘likes’ in just 24 hours - with some fans calling for her to run for president.

She also recetnly appeared on stage with her mother and father at the Clinton Global Initiative where she quizzed them both about world affairs.

An IAC spokeswoman said: ‘Ms Clinton is a keenly intelligent, insightful and inspirational young woman with experience in consulting and public policy’.

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