written by Paul GoldbergNovember 17, 2019
Al Sharpton continues to disgrace. The biggest charlatan om the national stage, by far, Sharpton chases the cameras and chases the spotlight hoping to turn TV gold into real gold.
And it looks like he is doing just that by paying himself over $1 million smackers last year from his own charity.
He defended the obscene payments saying he deserved it – how many other nonprofits pay the top guy over a million?
Not many and that he is paying himself and rooking his donors in the process seems to bother Al not one bit. Anyone familiar with Sharpton’s antics over the years is not surprised in the least by the news.
From The New York Post:
The Rev. Al Sharpton raked in $1,046,948 from his own charity last year, according to National Action Network’s latest tax filings obtained by The Post.
Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in “other compensation.”
The Harlem-based nonprofit — which Sharpton controls as president and CEO — said the extra cash was to make up for the years from 2004 to 2017 when he didn’t get his full pay.
NAN said it hired an executive compensation firm that determined the good reverend was owed $1.252 million — but he was generously willing to take $500,000 less.
Sharpton and the nonprofit’s board also agreed “he has now been fully compensated for all the years he was underpaid and received no bonus,” the NAN statement said.
The sharp-dressing, silver-tongued preacher defended the windfall before taking the stage for his weekly rally at NAN’s House of Justice in Harlem, an event where attendees throw cash in the collection bucket at the reverend’s behest.
“Fifteen years, you are talking about since 2004 when I came back after running for president,” he said. “For anybody else it would be laughable.”
He said he also deserved the 2018 raise.
“It’s a six-day-a-week job and several hours a day and when [the compensation firm] compared it to other companies, other non profits, that’s the salary that they would get,” he said.