Big payday for Bristol Palin
April 6th, 2011
08:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Big payday for Bristol Palin

(CNN) - Sarah Palin isn't the only member of the famous Alaska family that's raked in serious amounts of cash.

Daughter Bristol Palin made serious cash from the Candie's Foundation- a group that promotes abstinence to teenagers, according to a 2009 tax return from the group first posted by the blog Palingates and reported by several media organizations.

So what's the going rate for an abstinence promoter these days?

Apparently $262,000, according to the tax returns.

The younger Palin, then 18, was made an ambassador to the group in 2009 – months after giving birth to son Trip. She is no longer seeing Trip's father, Levi Johnston. Her work included giving speeches before teenagers, as well as appearing on television shows and in advertisements to raise awareness about the issue.

"I am so happy to have this opportunity to work with The Candie's Foundation on spreading the message of teen pregnancy prevention," Palin said when she was named to the position in May of 2009. "

"I feel that I could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy. If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment."

Palingates is run by a group that calls themselves "The Sarah Palin Watchdog Team."


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  1. Leftfoot830

    Get knocked up as a teen, have a strained relationship with the Dad, and make out with over $250k with not even a college education. Only in America.

    April 6, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  2. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    This whole family is laughing at America all the way to the bank. Im so glad CNN considers this a political topic. To her benefit, Bristol has none of the evil nature that her mother has. Ive never heard of her making venomous comments about anyone.

    April 6, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  3. Brian

    So the "consequences" of teen pregancy is to get a gig for 250 when you're barely legal to drink? As usual, the Palin name has nothing to do with anything remotely related to common sense and the use of language.

    How can anyone even remotely think that she's a great spokesperson? Because her mom is "notorious" and has money? C'mon. I think a more realistic spokesperson would be a teenage mother, with no high school degree or GED, working two jobs, who's completely miserable because she's made an unwise choice.

    April 6, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Put the money away for college tuition. I envision your mother having some stiff legal fees in the coming years.

    April 6, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  5. lee

    All young girls that find them selves in the same situation should be so lucky!!

    April 6, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  6. Qi

    I like this group. A bunch of sexually active teens who think that YOU should not be having sex. I guess they are worried other people will use it all up and there will be none left for them.... Party On!

    April 6, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  7. rfsk

    "I feel that I could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy.

    NO you can not be a living example of the consequences....you made 262.000 dollars. how many single teen mom do that. .00001%

    April 6, 2011 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  8. SAVE US FROM RETHUGLICANS

    Worthy organization. She's still a HYPOCRITE. Like Mother, like Daughter. Can't bear the sight of that family.

    April 6, 2011 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  9. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Well good for her. It just goes to show what you can do as a single teen mom with a famous parent.

    April 6, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  10. ted

    Bristol, see your not left out of "Mamas" millions? Your mama has probably planned out her next Presidential Bashing contest coming up? Are you running for Potus,Bristol. Just ask McCain and mother dear,they will give you advice on How to make a complete fool out of yourself? That 262,000 should buy you a "Super Fine Car? If you need more "Capital" just ask Uncle McCain,or Moma Grizz?

    April 6, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  11. Mutt

    So a group promoting teen age abstinence paid big bucks to a girl that got pregnant as a teenager & has no relationship with her child's father??????????

    April 6, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  12. Osti

    That's a lot of money to make from a non-profit to tell everyone that your kid was a mistake. At least the kid will have college paid for..

    April 6, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  13. video guy

    Bristol should being paying Levi. Without his help, she would not been able to rip this organization off.

    April 6, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  14. usualone

    Her message won't get across when these young naive girls/women realize how much money she raked in. Already people want to be on television shows such as the one about teen mothers.

    April 6, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  15. Abe

    Do we really need Bristol to talk about abstinence and what makes her any different than any teenager that gets pregnant. This is break down on our society not giving teenagers from every whack of life that face the same problem become the spokes people of the issue. It is good to be daughter of a well known person we do not want to mention her name making a lot of money which I hope is giving some of it to the organizations that need it. Bristol is no different than any teenager that gets pregnant and I am against a celebrities daughter make a pitch on early teen pregnancy. How about teenagers that come from low income families be the spokes people and give them the air time to speak. Lets believe in equality.

    April 6, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  16. jenn, philadelphia

    why does anything regarding Bristol Palin appear on the Political Ticker? Leave it to your entertainment link.

    April 6, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  17. Well I'll Be Shet

    Only in conservative, christain American can a lil unwed, highschool, ho, who gets knocked-up make nearly $300K from an abstinence organization. ROFL

    April 6, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  18. Ryatl

    How is she a cautionary tale? She gets pregnant, becomes famous, is invited to be on tv shows, and makes bank!

    April 6, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  19. Disbelief

    Raised in a supposed "abstinance only" home and then rewarded with $260,000+ for being pregnant. Unbelievable. It's a shame Candies couldn't exert the effort to reward the millions of teen girls who actually don't get pregnant.

    April 6, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  20. Bencanard

    "I feel that I could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy." Hilarious. $262,000. I doubt she really understands the consequences.

    April 6, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  21. Clown Killer

    No matter how much she pouts for the camera, or how much money her mommy slips her, she's still morally bankrupt. Just like her momma-bear.

    April 6, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  22. mom2homer

    Cool–get pregnant and earn $262K! With role models like that, it's a wonder more teenage girls don't try to get pregnant.

    April 6, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  23. bailoutsos

    So, she made some money. What is the big deal?

    April 6, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  24. Michael

    pay all teen pregnant girls that kind of money.
    This is just bs.

    April 6, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  25. Doug

    It always nice to hear about a conservative making good money, as the facts show they will use that money to do good, as Republicans actually give to charity, something Democrats never do.

    April 6, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
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