It may take a village to raise a child, but it only took Barack Obama’s openness to get the Clinton’s to release their tax returns. Late Friday, April 4, the Clintons finally unveiled their tax returns from 2000 to 2007—click here to get the full info release, or scroll down—and it turns out that since they left office, the duo have grossed $109 million.
Here are the Clinton’s biggest hauls:
Senator Clinton’s Senate Salary: $1,051,606
President Clinton’s Presidential Pension: $1,217,250
Senator Clinton’s Book Income: $10,457,083
President Clinton’s Book Income: $29,580,525
President Clinton’s Speech Income: $51,855,599
Our favorite part? That he still collects a pension! We were convinced that no one still got those anymore. Very retro.
And, why did they release the info on Friday afternoon? Check back on MainStreet.com on Monday morning when we’ll tell you the best time for you to release your sensitive news. We’ll also tell you how you can make some extra coin giving speeches. Maybe not $51.8 million worth, but something.
Clinton Release on Taxes
Statement of Jay Carson, Clinton Campaign Spokesman
Today Senator Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton are releasing their tax returns for the years 2000 through 2006, and are providing information regarding their 2007 taxes as well.
The Clintons have now made public thirty years of tax returns, a record matched by few people in public service. None of Hillary Clinton’s presidential opponents have revealed anything close to this amount of personal financial information.
What the Clintons’ tax returns show is that they paid more than $33,000,000 in federal taxes and donated more than $10,000,000 to charities over the past eight years. They paid taxes and made charitable contributions at a higher rate than taxpayers at their income level.