April 16th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama releases 2007 federal tax return

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama released his 2007 federal tax return Wednesday, just hours before the Illinois senator and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton will take the stage at a debate in Philadelphia.

According to the campaign, the Obama's brought in a total income of $4,238,165, the vast majority of which came from sales of the White House hopeful's bestselling book.

More details provided by the campaign:

Adjusted gross income: $4,139,965
Salaried income: $260,735
Net profit from books: $3,943,378
Federal taxes paid: $1,396,772
Total charitable contributions for 2007: $240,370

Click here to view the Obamas' 2007 federal tax return on the Obama campaign's website.

soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. April in Texas

    Gee Hillary how about you release yours as well as the missing transcripts from the whitehouse and all those donors for the Clinton Foundation.

    Obama 08

    April 16, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. Susan MO

    Finally. Oh, and just in time.

    Pennsylvania..........vote for Hillary.

    Obama slammed the people of Pennsylvania, then to top it off, he 'made light of it'..........basically laughing in their faces.

    America does not need a president who insults the people.

    Hillary Clinton :)

    April 16, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  3. Nelson, MD

    Good, now where is the Clinton Library Donor List? Where is it, did it get lost in China?

    Obama 08

    April 16, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  4. jake

    . . .Why is Hillary trying to be so nice now, before the debate?

    April 16, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  5. Joe Green

    Hillary goes negative with snarky ads and Obama goes AHEAD in the Polls.

    Interesting. People are sick of the old school politics.

    Listen up, McCain. Don't make the same mistake...

    April 16, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  6. Chris

    Great move Obama!

    4 million compared to 109 millions, and you can him elitist ???

    April 16, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  7. Oh Bummer

    Wow. From a few hundred thousand to a Million and now to 4 Million. At this rate he will be a billionaire in 7 years compared to the 109 M the clinton made.

    America=Obama'08
    America=Oh Bummer'12

    April 16, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  8. CHERYL FOR HILLARY

    HILLARY LEADS IN THE POLLS!!!!!!

    CNN WOULD LIKE YOU TO THINK OTHERWISE!!!!

    DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY GO!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  9. Elisabeth

    Obama’s tax returns from 1997, 1998 and 1999..........?
    Hiding something?

    April 16, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  10. AZM

    I love this...
    I'd call that elite... at least compared to me... they all are.

    Interesting how so many say the rich don't pay taxes... but here is an example of him paying over 30%....

    1.4 Million in Taxes... but people still think the rich don't pay taxes... unreal...

    April 16, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. Grif

    Fiction!

    April 16, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  12. Jacqueline, NY

    Where's Hillary's? I heard she filed an extension. I smell a rat!

    April 16, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Carolina Voter

    Elitist!

    April 16, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. Steve from San Diego

    Wow. That's a LOT LESS than Hillary Clinton. I can't believe she's trying to get away with calling Senator Obama "elitist." If anyone is that, it's HER!

    Get out of the race Hillary. You're ruining the Democratic Party!

    April 16, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. Pooh496

    Where is 1997, 98 and 99? Let's see them. You wanted Hillary's pretty bad

    April 16, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  16. Soupy

    Good to see his book did so well and he gave so much to charity.

    April 16, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  17. Kenny

    Ya Ya Ya!!! CNN you are SAD. This media is a waist of time. We all know that you are such a BHO fan. But we are going to vote for HILLARY or Mc Cain in November!!!!!!! Got it! Get it! Goooooood.

    April 16, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  18. bigben

    What a lame donation

    April 16, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. mel

    Yeah..........real regular folk!!!!!! Hypocrites all of you.From Clinton to Obama to MCain.

    April 16, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  20. Angela

    By the time he is Hillary's age, he should have at least 109 million

    Who is the elitist???

    April 16, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  21. James

    Wow... Thanks for doing the right thing Obama ,... i'll go and get your books,....

    April 16, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  22. Demo Craxy

    who is the elistist??

    now who do you t hink will want to serve the people of this country?
    someone who makes 109 million
    or someone who makes Salaried income: $260,735 a year?

    even a blind, deaf, and mute would see, hear and speak the answer...........

    April 16, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. M Diouf

    $260,735? No way...I am sure there is one of us in this blog who made more than Obama...This man is a rock.

    April 16, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  24. gerard morei

    5% for charity and they talk about the Clintons. Cheap MOMO!!!!!!

    April 16, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  25. AnnaMarie

    Oh Yea... I for one bought both your books.. So count my hard earned dime in your tax return.. I don't mind..

    A good investment in my mind.........

    YES WE CAN......... IN 2008

    April 16, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
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