Rev. Al Sharpton is making big bucks through his National Action Network (NAN) charity as his salary nearly doubles, and spending on lavish private jets and limos reportedly tops a whopping $1 million for the radical leftist and civil rights activist.
Sharpton’s pay rose to almost $650,000 through the network according to the New York Post. Previously, he has been plagued with income tax debt and other scandalous money issues, so the massive hike in pay raised eyebrows and was noticed.
The reverend is the president and CEO of NAN. According to tax filings, Sharpton is being compensated $348,174 by his charitable foundation. He was also the recipient of $278,503 in bonuses and $22,117 in benefits, bringing the total amount allotted to him to $648,794.
Two years ago in 2020, Sharpton’s salary was $347,183. He was reportedly not receiving bonuses or other perks at that time.
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A significant amount was doled out for jets amounting to $291,833. That was spent on Apollo Jets, which is a service that provides jets and helicopters to its clientele.
NAN also forked over $650,134 to Carey International, which is a luxury car-with-chauffeur ride service. Sharpton, 68, ostensibly used the limo service to attend “important” meetings. According to a spokeswoman, he also used the service to travel to funerals, conferences, and protests across the nation.
“Some of it was me. Some of it was the chairman. Some of it was victims’ families,” Sharpton told the New York Post in an interview. He justified the expenditures by saying that the pandemic did not allow for commercial air travel due to recurrent flight cancellations.
Sharpton is a baptist minister who has played off of the civil rights movement to make powerful connections and get wealthy. He has the support of a wide donor network and claims that one donor paid for all his air travel but did not disclose who that was.
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) November 19, 2022
NAN reported $7.3 million in revenue in 2021. That was a significant drop from the $11.1 million made in 2020 following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis which ignited violent protests in Minnesota and across the country.
Sharpton’s organization claims that the huge windfall in 2020 was used to fund a march in Washington that allegedly cost $1 million. He claims it was also used for the burials of victims who died at protests and from police brutality.
I’m delivering the eulogy at the funeral of Margaret Lamb at First Bethel AME Church in Harlem. She was a lifetime member of NAN and was 99 years old. She would always tell us the story of how she was in the audience at the Audubon Ballroom when they gunned down Malcolm X. pic.twitter.com/KT9zmvdTnS
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) November 21, 2022
He feels he has earned the bonus and defended it by stating that the non-profit’s board approved it.
The charity is also the primary source of income for his two daughters. Dominique, his oldest daughter, was the recipient of $78,670 for her work for the charity, while his other daughter, Ashley, was compensated $59,950 for consulting and social media duties.
Carrying on the family tradition of apparent nepotism, Sharpton’s niece also made $15,800 for organizing and promoting special events.
— Halle MAGA (@Halle2017) November 20, 2022
The reverend has been involved in the civil rights movement since the 1970s. He fixates on police reform, bashing the blue at every opportunity, intimating racism and brutality.
In 2017, Sharpton sold the rights to his life story to NAN for $531,000. NAN is based in Harlem and was founded by Sharpton as a social justice non-profit in 1991.
He hosts his own radio talk show, “Keepin’ It Real,” and frequents leftist media shows such as “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Those on social media have a less-than-favorable opinion of Sharpton:
But still hasn’t paid his taxes..
— Just me MAGACassie (@browneyegirl400) November 19, 2022
He’s a fraud
— Beatlebaby64 (@Beatlebaby64) November 19, 2022
Being an ambulance chaser pays very well.
— Adam B. Coleman, President of Aintblackistan (@wrong_speak) November 19, 2022
Race hustling pays very well.
— ghost321/ same on Gettr. (@ghost321) November 19, 2022
The Rev must have adopted the John Kerry, “I’m too important to be sidelined by the Climate Change emergency” belief system.
— KarenG (@KgiardenKaren) November 19, 2022
A scammer and grifter going back decades to when he was a fat guy in a track suit.
— Dave (@Dave_in_718) November 19, 2022
The original BLM Scam gangsta
— Buster (@Buster3311) November 19, 2022
He certainly deserves a big raise. He shows up every times there is a racist issue to keep the embers burning.
— John (@therealjcoffey) November 19, 2022
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