Kamala finally comes first! VP earned $455,000 in book royalties from two tomes in 2021, while Joe Biden netted as little as $15,000 from memoir about his late son Beau
- Vice president raked in the sum from two books she published in 2019
- One was a collection of inspirational essays, the other a children’s book
- President made far less from a 2018 memoir about his son Beau’s death
- First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff’s earnings also shared
PUBLISHED: 21:26 EDT, 13 May 2022 | UPDATED: 21:26 EDT, 13 May 2022
The vice president earned royalties from two books she published in 2019; $325,000 from The Truths We Hold, and another $130,000 for Superheroes Are Everywhere.
Those figures were revealed in financial disclosures published by Harris and Biden Friday. Bloodbath for civil service: 91,000 jobs will be axed as one in five staff are expected to go in huge shake-up that could save £3.5bn to ease cost of living crisis , and other top stories from May 13, 2022.PlayFull-screenREAD MORE
The Truths We Hold is a book of essays written by Harris about inspirational lessons she has learned throughout life.
And Superheroes Are Everywhere is a children’s tome that encourages children to recognize the good that people in their everyday lives do for them.
Harris appears in cartoon form on its cover.+5View gallery
Kamala Harris earned $450,000 in royalties last year from two books she published in 2019, newly-released financial disclosures revesl +5View gallery
The vice president earned $325,000 from her inspirational book of essays The Truths We Hold, and another $120,000 from children’s book Superheroes Are Everywhere, both published in 2019
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Meanwhile, President Biden enjoyed a far smaller windfall from a 2018 book he wrote about his late son Beau, Bloomberg reported.
Promise Me, Dad, which he published in 2018, took in between $15,001 and $50,000 during the president’s first year in office.
Those financial disclosures allow the president and vice president to give a broad range within which some of their earnings fall, without specifying an exact amount.
The book tells the story of Biden’s life spanning from the end of 2014 through 2015.
His eldest son Beau, a US Army veteran and former Delaware Attorney General died of brain cancer in May 2015.
Biden used the book to share details of his heartbreaking loss, and how he coped with it.
Friday’s disclosures shed further light on the first and second families earnings.
As well as the $450,000 presidential salary he earns, Biden reported $29,528 in disbursements last year from CelticCapri Corp.+5View gallery
President Biden earned between $15,000 and $50,000 in royalties from a 2018 book he wrote about his son Beau’s 2015 death from brain cancer +5View gallery
Promise Me, Dad, told the story of the final few months of Beau Biden’s life
First Lady Jill Biden, left, earned royalties from her own children’s book last year, while Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff was paid $170,000 by his former law firm
It managed his speaking and writing engagements between his time as vice president and becoming president.
President Biden has a total of $2.2 million in two bank accounts, as well as between $195,000 and $650,000.
His liabilities include a mortgage and two loans which t
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