Politico just released an in-depth analysis of Dr. Ben Carson's earnings. Allegations include charging members of Christian organizations "tens of thousands of dollars" for speeches.
Politico's Tarini Parti took a fine-toothed comb to Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson's earnings, saying he "reaped $2 million in fees from Christian groups in 2014 alone" in speaking fees.
The reporter alleges that Carson was delivering inspirational speeches to faith-based groups like Christian high schools and pregnancy centers.
Here's a rundown of some of Parti's findings:
- Last August, Hope Pregnancy Center in College Station, Texas, allegedly paid Carson $40,500 to speak at a fundraiser and attend a private event.
- HopeWorks Inc. - a Tennessee-based Christian group that seeks to help the poor - allegedly paid Carson $24,500 for a fundraiser last year.
- Carson reportedly earning $4 Million in speaking fees in 2014.
- Carson earned between $1 million and $6 million in book royalties in 2014.
If anything, as Parti points out, this speaks to Carson's power to engage the faith-based community in the United States.This definitely served in his rise to power and prominence within the political arena.And certainly, the fact that he's one of the renowned doctors in our country certainly can't hurt.
Still, this may seem like small potatoes when comparing to the Clintons, who reportedly earned in excess of $25 million for delivering 104 speeches since the start of 2014.
Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, reportedly earned only $1,867.42 last year in speaking fees.
Dr. Ben Carson. Courtesy: Getty Images.
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