The very crooked Al Sharpton was paid over $1 million by his own charity last year. Why? He argues that he was generous to only take $1 million.
That seriously happened.
According to tax filings reviews by the New York Post, Sharpton was paid $1,046,948 by his National Action Network non-profit organization.
“Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in ‘other compensation,'” the New York Post reported.
The nonprofit made the bogus claim that they were only paying Sharpton for the extra work he did in 2014 and 2017. During those years the poor guy was "underpaid and received no bonus."
“NAN said it hired an executive compensation firm that determined the good reverend was owed $1.252 million — but he was generously willing to take $500,000 less,” the New York Post claimed.
Talk about a team player. He's basically working for crumbs.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) June 23, 2017
While speaking to the Post last week, Sharpton argued that he deserved it.
“Fifteen years, you are talking about since 2004 when I came back after running for president,” he said. “For anybody else, it would be laughable. It’s a six-day-a-week job and several hours a day, and when [the compensation firm] compared it to other companies, other nonprofits, that’s the salary that they would get.”
That's not even close. No matter what numbers you look at, their level of nonprofit doesn't pay anywhere near that level of salary to a CEO.
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Meanwhile, even as Sharpton was allegedly being “underpaid,” he collected arguably exorbitant sums of money that the Post notes far surpassed known averages.
“He certainly wasn’t coveting his neighbor’s paycheck in 2017, when his NAN salary came to $244,661, or the year before, when he was paid $250,000 plus a $437,555 bonus,” the Post reported. “NAN justified the bonus at the time saying it was designed to make up for a lack of full compensation, including no retirement or benefits packages over the years.”
Meanwhile, Sharpton reportedly earned a whopping average annual pay of $283,543 from 2007 through 2016, with the highest pay coming in at $348,244 plus a $64,400 bonus in 2014.
Poor guy …
Al Sharpton sells rights to his life story for over half a million dollars ... to his own charity! https://t.co/QGCb1bwE89
— CB???? (@karma1244) December 2, 2018
How does this scheister continue to pull this off? He sold his life story to his own charity for $531,000. Seriously, here is the mission statement:
“National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States,” the group’s mission statement reads. “Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.”
This is completely crazy. Despite all of the nonsense he pedals, he continues to be a hero of the left.
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They all have one thing in common:
They use politics to become wealthy.