Who knew being a socialist public servant could be so darn lucrative? Bernie Sanders is making a small fortune doing it. Now when he calls out ‘millionaires and billionaires’ in his speeches, he’ll have to include himself as well.
The Vermont Digger reports:
For second year, Sanders earns more than $1M
For the second year in a row, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ income topped seven figures.
A recent financial disclosure report shows the junior Vermont senator made nearly $1.06 million in 2017. Most of his income — $885,767 — came from advances and royalties, according to the report filed in May.
Sanders earned $174,000 for his service in the Senate.
The senator hit the $1 million mark for the first time in 2016. Most of his income came from a book deal “Our Revolution,” which came out after his failed bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
Sanders, an independent, historically has been among the least wealthy members of Congress. In 2014, for example, he earned little more than his congressional salary and had $330,000 in assets.
The 2016 presidential bid catapulted him to national prominence and paved the way for lucrative public speaking and publishing opportunities.
If Bernie keeps up this pace, he’ll be able to buy a fourth home before he knows it.
Won’t that be nice?