The Reverend Al Sharpton, and we are using the word Reverend extremely loosely here, was caught red handed siphoning a million dollars from his own charity.
In 2018 the race hustling, poverty pimp, brought in $1,046,948 in salary from his “charitable” organization the National Action Network, for his own coffers, The New York Post reported.
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.
But Sharpton defended his taking of more than $1 million in compensation by saying, rather bluntly, that he deserves to live the lavish lifestyle at the expense of the nimrods who donate to his charity.
“Fifteen years, you are talking about since 2004 when I came back after running for president,” the reverend said. “For anybody else it would be laughable.”
“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.
Sharpton’s claim that he was underpaid in previous years would come as a stunner to the people he purports to support who have made nowhere near what “the good reverend” has made.
In 2017, he netted $244,661 from the National Action Network, and in 2016 he grabbed $250,000 and a $437,555 bonus for himself.
In 14 the race hustler took $348,244 plus a $64,400 bonus for his pocket from his supposed charity.
Sharpton, who was a friend of President Donald Trump before he became president, has no accused him of being a racist who holds “a particular venom for blacks and people of color.”
The president took to twitter and hit back and Sharpton when he said “I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He ‘loved Trump!’ He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”
“Trump at NAN Convention 2006 telling James Brown and Jesse Jackson why he respects my work. Different tune now,” Sharpton said, ignoring the fact that he changed his own tune.
“Trump says I’m a troublemaker & con man. I do make trouble for bigots. If he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet,” Sharpton said.
His salary should not be a surprise to anyone who has followed the carny barker for his entire career. It has always been based off of lining his pockets by telling other people how oppressed they are.
“What does (this) man do to deserve money…They say back pay But really what does Sharpton do to receive $333, 000 salary What? Non Profit My Ass..rename it Sharpton Piggy Bank.. Have hate will travel…,” one Twitter user said.
“People misunderstand when they hear, “The Al Sharpton Charity Organization”, thinking it’s dedicated to relieve d suffering of d disadvantaged, but Al considered himself to have been a disadvantaged individual all of his life,& a $1M dollar salary, alleviates his suffering,” another said.