Cory Booker’s Speechmaking Sideline Is Somewhat Lucrative

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker made $1.3 million in speaking fees since 2009, paid $476,156 in taxes, gave $619,253 to charity, and kept $232,000 for himself, which seems fairly modest for a guy who spends so much of his time in the spotlight (until recently, that is.) But, as the New York Times reminds us, he claims he gives most of the extra cash away. "In March, he told [the paper] that he had earned just over $1 million in the seven years since he took office, and kept 'very little, if any' of the money." It just depends on your definition of "very little."