Al Gore Made How Much in Green Tech?!
Assets have gone from $2M to $100M since 2001: Washington Post
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2012 4:37 PM CDT
Al Gore in a file photo from January.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

(Newser) – Al Gore may well be the loudest voice on the subject of climate change, and he has been handsomely rewarded for his efforts. A lengthy Washington Post profile today has this nugget:

  • "Just before leaving public office in 2001, Gore reported assets of less than $2 million; today, his wealth is estimated at $100 million."

A big part of the huge jump can be explained by his investments in green tech, and it helped that the Obama administration came in four years ago with a mission to push alternative energy. Fourteen firms connected to Gore got "$2.5 billion in loans, grants, and tax breaks," says the Post. Gore wasn't interviewed in the piece, but he has previously rejected GOP criticism that he took advantage of political connections to get rich. He believes a "green economy" will be good for America, he said a while back, "and I have invested in it." Read the full piece here.

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JT119
Oct 13, 2012 10:58 AM CDT
REPUBLICANS MAKE MONEY ANY WHICH WAY, GOOD DEMOCRATS MAKE MONEY INVESTING IN THE FUTURE, BAD.
zzz05
Oct 12, 2012 5:11 PM CDT
Any decent American would make his money the traditional American way, investing in weapons and war-biz companies like Halliburton.
OkieHouma
Oct 12, 2012 3:30 PM CDT
Why is it that simpletons on the left, like Gore and Biden can do no wrong, but decent God fearing Americans, like Ryan and Palin are made to look the fool? Can you say bias??