Bill and Hillary Clinton Friday released their 2015 tax returns, showing the pair had made $10.7 million in just a single year, most of it from speaking fees and book sales.
Having left the White House in 2000 completely broke, according to Hillary, the Clintons have made a remarkable comeback and are now able to pay their utilities every month and go out to Chipotle often enough to get nine burritos over the course of only a few weeks, thereby qualifying for the tenth one for free.
From the Washington Examiner:
Clinton’s return showed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, paid a 34.2 percent effective federal tax rate on total income of $10.7 million in 2015. Most of that income came from book sales and paid speeches.
Tim and Anne Kaine had income of $313,441 in 2015, almost all of which came from their salaries. They paid a fifth of their income in taxes to the federal government. Over the past 10 years, their effective tax rate has varied between 13 percent and 24 percent.
The Clintons’ return shows that the couple continued to profit from book sales and speaking engagements as Hillary worked her way through the Democratic primaries. Bill earned just under $7 million speaking and consulting. Hillary, meanwhile, earned nearly $1.5 million from speaking and $3 million in book sales.
And now, this.