Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont, is proving that railing against the capitalist system is a lucrative business, even if it undermines his relentless attacks on America’s wealthy.
Recent federal financial disclosures show Sanders is raking it in through his multiple book deals and political connections, with royalties and other “non-investment” income reaching nearly seven figures in both of the last two years.
Sanders’ 2017 Senate financial disclosure, filed in May 2018, shows the 2016 presidential candidate took in a total of more than $810,000 from two different book deals with Macmillan – St. Martin’s Press in New York City, one that netted a $505,000 advance against earnings and another for $306,000 in royalties.
According to a description of the agreements, one of the deals, inked in July 2016 […]
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