Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and his wife Jill earned over $ 15 million from Talks and books in two years after leaving the post of government in 2017, according to a tax report released on Wednesday.
The majority of their income comes from talks and payments for two books written by Joe Biden, the main challenger in the nomination of the Democratic presidential elections 2020.
Former Senator from Delaware served as Vice President under the administration of Barack Obama for eight years, resigned in January 2017 following the election against Republican President Donald Trump.
According to the state and federal tax returns, the couple pair earned about $ 11 million in 2017 and $ 4.58 million in 2018. About $ 13.2 million is linked for a book fee.
Biden earned more than $ 775,000 as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and 2018.
Biden’s campaign discloses financial forms required for presidential candidates detailing the talks and books from January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.
The form shows, Biden, who likes to refer himself as ‘middle class Joe’ in the footsteps of the campaign, regularly receives six-figure payouts for lectures, mostly in private universities such as Drew University where he paid $ 190,000 and Vanderbilt University for payment US $ 180,000.
Last October, Biden received a payment of $ 182,679 to speak at Michigan’s Southwestern Economy Club.
According to the couple’s tax returns, Joe Biden and Jill paid federal taxes of US $ 3.7 million in 2017 and donated about US $ 1 million to charities while in 2018 they paid US $ 1.5 million in tax form and donate $ 275,000.