Clintons give $10.2M to their favorite charity.. themselves

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned $109 million over the last eight years, an ascent into the uppermost tier of American taxpayers that seemed unimaginable in 2001, when they left the White House with little money and facing millions in legal bills.

The bulk of their wealth has come from speaking and book-writing, which together account for almost $92 million, including a $15 million advance — larger than previously thought — from Mr. Clinton’s 2004 autobiography, “My Life.” The former president’s vigorous lecture schedule, where his speeches command upwards of $250,000, brought in almost $52 million.

During that time, the Clintons paid $33.8 million in federal taxes and claimed deductions for $10.2 million in charitable contributions. The contributions went to a family foundation run by the Clintons that has given away only about half of the money they put into it, and most of that was last year, after Mrs. Clinton declared her candidacy.

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2 Responses to Clintons give $10.2M to their favorite charity.. themselves

  1. Mick says:

    Excellent point! Instead of giving to Goodwill Industries, we should all give to our own private foundations. I’ve lost all respect for the Clinton whore machine.

  2. Shani says:

    Can this qualify as the largest ‘legal’ Tax Fraud of the decade.

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