Reverend Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights charity, the National Action Network, paid greater than $80,000 to the preacher’s family members final 12 months, tax data present have revealed.
Receiving the majority of the family-friendly funds was Sharpton’s 33-year-old daughter Ashley Sharpton, who was paid $63,250 for social media and consulting work for NAN, in accordance with a 2019 tax submitting obtained by the New York Post.
The reverend’s niece Nikki Sharpton, 45, additionally obtained some love from the group, raking in $13,750 for particular occasion work at NAN’s Atlanta location.
And Sharpton’s estranged spouse Kathy Jordan Sharpton, from whom he separated in 2004, acquired a $5,000 grant from NAN, the submitting confirmed.
The cash doled out to Sharpton’s family members represented a tiny fraction of the $7.5million NAN spent over the course of the 12 months, when it acquired $7.8million in income.
Reverend Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights charity, the National Action Network, paid greater than $80,000 to the preacher’s family members final 12 months, tax data have revealed. Receiving the majority of the family-friendly funds was Sharpton’s 33-year-old daughter Ashley Sharpton (pictured in 2019), who was paid $63,250 for social media and consulting work for NAN
Sharpton’s niece Nikki Sharpton, 45, (left collectively) was paid $13,750 for particular occasion work at NAN’s Atlanta location and his estranged spouse Kathy Jordan Sharpton (proper collectively) acquired a $5,000 grant for a scholarship fund
As the president of NAN, Sharpton was paid $327,570 in 2019. That wage included a one p.c elevate from the 12 months earlier than.
However Sharpton’s ultimate paycheck in 2019 was a lot decrease than 2018’s, which included an additional $722,948 on prime of his base wage due to cash he was owed from earlier years, NAN mentioned.
About one-fourth of NAN’s 2019 bills – $1.2million – have been dedicated to journey and transportation, the tax submitting confirmed.
That included an astonishing $777,623 paid to Carey International, a luxurious limousine service.
NAN spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger defined to the Post that the automotive service bills encompassed transportation across the nation not only for employees however for expertise on the group’s annual convention and victims attending rallies or trials.
Noerdlinger mentioned Sharpton used the automotive service sometimes as a result of he prefers utilizing his personal automobile.
The spokeswoman mentioned 2019 noticed such excessive journey bills as a result of it was a ‘banner organizing 12 months in preparation for 2020’, citing ‘voter engagement and registration, work across the census and building of NAN tech hubs across the United States’.
As the president of NAN, Sharpton was paid $327,570 in 2019, in accordance with the tax submitting. Sharpton is seen chatting with a crowd at a NAN occasion in Washington in August
Asked in regards to the grant cash paid to Sharpton’s spouse, Noerdlinger mentioned it was for a scholarship fund Kathy Jordan Sharpton runs by way of her church.
She mentioned NAN has contributed to the fund yearly, however the Post famous that no such grants have been listed on earlier tax filings.
The Post additionally identified that Sharpton’s eldest daughter Dominique Sharpton, 34, was not listed as receiving any compensation though she’s been the membership director for NAN since 2008.
Sharpton based NAN in New York City in 1991. It payments itself as an ‘activist social justice group that works inside the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to supply a contemporary civil rights and human rights agenda’.
NAN’s tax report sparked controversy in 2018 when a submitting revealed that Sharpton had bought the rights to his life story to the group for an eye-popping $531,000.
NAN defined the sale by saying it may make cash by promoting the rights to filmmakers or others. It’s unclear whether or not any revenue has been made off the transfer two years later.