Remember when Hillary Clinton told us that she and Bill were broke when they left the White House? Remember how most of us (some people will believe anything) laughed at that claim?
Well, Joe Biden really was broke in 2017, when he left as Vice President of the United States. And now he’s swimming in dough.
Here is a quick synopsis of Mr. Biden’s former and current financial condition, excerpted from Michela Tindera’s August 28th article for Forbes Magazine:
When Biden ended his term as vice president in January 2017, he filed another financial disclosure form, listing assets and liabilities worth somewhere between negative $897,000 and positive $489,000. But over the next 23 months, the Bidens earned more than $15 million, according to tax filings. Joe Biden got $1.8 million from book tour events and $2.4 million in speaking fees, according to his most recent financial disclosure. He also earned $775,000 from the University of Pennsylvania to lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement as the Benjamin Franklin presidential professor of practice. Jill added $700,000 in speaking fees.
Those earnings allowed the couple to buy a 4,800-square-foot house by the water in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, in 2017, and pay off at least one mortgage on their Wilmington house. They also contributed over $1 million to charities, including two controlled by their own family. They gave $150,000 to the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children and $100,000 to the Joseph Biden Foundation.
Wow, that’s pretty impressive. From bubkis to over $15 million buckaroos, in less than two years.
Let’s do the math: $1,8 million from book tour events, $2.4 million from speaking fees, $775,000 from Penn and $700,000 from his wife, Jill’s speaking fees (what did she speak about that was worth $700,000? Your guess is as good as mine).
That, folks comes out to a grand total of $5,675,000.
Anyone want to hazard a guess on where the other almost $10,000,000 came from?
Maybe Mr. Biden would like to tell us.
Or, maybe our intrepid mainstream media, which have spent years demanding Donald Trump show his tax returns, would like to ask – if, for no other reason, to create at least the appearance of evenhandedness.
Don’t hold your breath waiting.