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. CJ

    Ok, for all of you that bashed the Clinton's for the money they've earned; let's hear the Obama bashing. Oh wait, you can't because that would be racist!

    April 16, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  2. Jennifer

    So, how is Obama an Elitist?

    He made no where near what the Clinton's made. and none of it came from shady deals like the Clinton's.

    Omaba '08

    April 16, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. Enoch, Nashville TN

    Still waiting on the Clintons

    April 16, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. Jack, Texas

    Oh, and $4.2 Million is chump change that the average American earns? Another example of Obama's lies and hypocrisy.

    April 16, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. Josh, Los Angeles

    This is peanut compared to Billary's wealth.

    April 16, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  6. Cowboy Jack

    Obama donated $200,000 to charity before an election year???? (less than 5% of income).... HOW PATHETIC!!!!

    April 16, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  7. why

    An elitist knows making money, but small town's people get bitter clinging on guns.

    April 16, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. Independent from VA

    For someone who claims deep spirituality, he sure doesn't donate much to charity. In the Bible I read it says to tithe 10% but he only gave a total of 5%

    April 16, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  9. Wallace

    He's keeping it real.

    Go Obama 08'

    April 16, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  10. kathy

    where did his charitable contributions go to his CHURCH

    April 16, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  11. mattD

    Obama made 4.2 million in 2007 and only donated 0.5% of his income to charity. And he calls himself the candidate that cares about the people?

    April 16, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  12. Rob

    Go Obama,you are the hope of America

    Allages for OBAMA, I love u

    April 16, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  13. B in Fl

    Interesting. He didn't file jointly with Michelle? Even if Obama were the best qualified candidate, I would never trust that racist, controlling wife of his near the White House. Let us see her income.....

    April 16, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  14. Noah

    So, Obama not as poor as we thought....

    April 16, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. Dan Moru

    WOW!! Thats nothing compare to Hillary's 109 million.

    Obama 08

    April 16, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  16. Nando, Florida

    A Honest Man will have no other!!!

    HILLARY your turn and GRANDPA we are still waiting on yours for the last 6yrs

    April 16, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  17. Cyp, NJ

    CNN, What is in my message [ posted at 7;00 ] that it needs to await moderation ?

    April 16, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  18. Fred

    Not even close to wht the Clintons raked in. Looks more like honest living to me. Not taking millons for NAFTA. Where do you get 109 million.

    April 16, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  19. Gillis

    I am gona write me a book tomorrow. No today!

    April 16, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  20. sandy

    Great! now the billary team can go home and sleep until it's time to answer that phone at 3 am. and try to come up with their 109 mil explanation

    April 16, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  21. Molly

    GO HILLARY !!!

    My, my – so much for the POOR ME Candidate
    I guess now Ms. Michelle can afford 5 spoons!
    They are both such FAKES! AND ARROGANT!

    April 16, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. Now for Obama

    Okay look at his salary then look at his charity contributions!

    I love Obama!!!!

    April 16, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. Trev

    Yes, he is so poor and grounded (not). Then he releases the info right before the debate. What was he trying to hide?

    April 16, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. Phoenician

    It's time to finish it. Hillary should go or be kicked out.

    April 16, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  25. Middle-aged American

    See? Ask & ye shall receive. Now if only Hillary could follow that rule.

    Where are them taxes, girl?

    April 16, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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