Clintons Made $109M Since 2000

7 years of returns show Bill was bigger earner; couple paid $33M in taxes
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 5:55 PM CDT
Clinton campaigns for his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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(Newser) – Of the $109 million the Clintons pulled in the past seven years, Bill pulled in the lion’s share: That’s the news in tax files released today, Ben Smith reports on Politico. The long-awaited documents reveal that, with Bill bringing in $80 million from books and speeches, the couple paid $33 million in taxes and gave $10 million to charity.

Smith wonders about approximately $18 million unaccounted for in a summary of the returns, and notes that Matt Drudge received early copies, proving “it’s better to be feared than loved.” Hillary is the first of the three presidential candidates to hint at 2007 earnings, the AP reports; a representative said the disclosure was “matched by few in public service.”