|01-09-2013, 04:07 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Long Beach
Al Gore made 298 million dollars since he lost to Bush Jr.
ost-vice presidential life has been very good to Al Gore.
Thanks to the $500 million sale of his liberal news station Current TV to Al Jazeera this month, Gore now has a personal fortune of $300 million, Forbes magazine estimates. That puts him ahead of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, whose estimated $230 million left him vulnerable to charges that he was out of touch with the common man.
The financial publication ascribes Gore's wealth to a series of savvy investments that substantially multiplied the $2 million he listed as assets when he ran and lost the presidential race to George W. Bush in 2000.
From his reported 20 percent share of Current, Gore will receive a $100 million pre-tax payday. But that's not the only evidence of his golden touch. Forbes notes that Gore holds more than $35 million in stock and options through his work as a board member of Apple and could have received a hefty compensation package from his stint as a senior adviser on environmental issues to Google, which started before the search giant went public.
Awesome way to make that money Manbearpig.
Last edited by cutthemdown; 01-09-2013 at 05:25 PM..