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.
HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! YOU ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE!!!!!
cheapshot artists...... START YOUR ENGINES !
Wonderful. Full disclosure. Your turn Hillary.
Good for them!
I am so pleased so many took the time to read the Senator's books. Well informed voters make better decisions in the booth.
Just $ 4 Million?
Looks so less when you think of $109 Million..even though $4 Million is a lot of money for me...
So they are all muti-millionaires, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
Hillary 2007 returns was $20+ million plus her offshore accounts right?
Lets talk about elitism…
or robbing from the poor…
Yes We Can!
And he was telling Clintons to release their tax returns? What a hypocrite.
Way to go Obama!!!
geez...I gotta become a public servant ! ! !
clinton and mcbush call this guy elitist. theyare out of touch
By comparison, Clinton and her husband, the former president, reported $20.4 million in income for 2007.
Who is the elitist???
Gosh I wish I had a quarter of what the Clinton's earned in 2007
Dont look too elitists too me compared to the 108.2 million the clintons made. oh yea and that 800 grand from nafta.......
I guess we don't have to feel sorry for him, anymore.
haha – who's poor now?
Obama only made $5million a year while the Clinton's made $10million.
Not much Charity Huh?
When is his next book coming out? I will be on the line the day it is released. Obama the new JK Rowling?
I really think Hillary is Bi-Polar and should be on meds.
Oh I forgot something, Say hello to Lou Dobbs. He is the only one that we can trust in the media. You got that Cafferty! you better follow his footstep, if you want to have a follower. If you are lucky?
and the media had things to say about the clintons making 10 million plus in 6 or 7 years???
CNN, thanks for sharing. While we are discussing OBAMA, why don't you ask Lou Dobb's to shut his trap! My husband and I always watch his show but for some reason, over the past few weeks (more this week than ever), every night he bashes OBAMA. I'd rather have LOU just come out and say he hates OBAMA than this crap he's been getting away with through the hour of his show all week. I honestly think that he needs to move on. Whatever his personal issues are with OBAMA, he doesn't share any of this hate for Hillary, just "Illegal Aliens". Why is he the only one on CNN living, breathing, eating and sleeping Baracks so called bitter and gun remarks from over a week ago? It's disgusting. No other CNN staff seems to target any of the candidates in a good or bad way but LOU DOBBS is out of control. He has a big mouth and he needs to shut it already! And by the way, Lou loves to challenge people who don't agree with his views or when he doesn't agree with theirs, it is sad the way he acts as though he is all the world needs. He's an Independent, not GOD!
St. "Snob-ama", according to the MSM and himself, is turning out to be quite the liar! Oh but, he is the candidate who is not divisive and is going to change everything, [W]right???? Careful America what you wish for or we may end up with 4 more years of Bush- McBush III. Vote Hillary, the only hope of defeating McCain in November.
OH Hillary OH Hillary – Where are yours? Also EARMARKS and the Clinton Library donation list please!!!! Or go away – you and your husband have done enough to ruin this country!
I wouldn't mind giving Obama a few more bucks for books. Can't say the same about the Clintons for one reason: Obama wrote his own books; the Clintons hired professional ghostwriters to write theirs. If this primary season has highlighted any real difference between these two candidates, it is a difference of authenticity.