President Barack Obama and his wife have doubled their income since occupying his office, stating the gross revenue with 5.5 million dollars for fiscal year 2009, it was reported on the White House. Obama won 374,460 annual salary as president of dollars since the inauguration in January 2009, according to his tax proposal, released Thursday (15/4/2010). But most of its revenue comes from his books, which have jumped onto the bestseller list since he first started running for the House White.
In 2008, Obama and his wife, Michelle, said gross revenues with 2.65 million dollars, is also largely derived from royalties on his books Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope. According to him the document in 2009, Obama paid 1.79 million federal tax dollars and 163,303 dollars for the Illinois state tax where the couple has a house in Chicago.
April 15 is the date set by all Americans and U.S. citizens must file their annual tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service.
"Obama also received 1.4 million dollars last year when he won the Nobel Prize for Peace, but he has donated prize money between 10 charities, "said the White House, and that number is not part of 5.5 million dollars in revenue that otherwise.
The couple also donated 329,100 dollars to 40 different charities in 2009, with the biggest prize as reported $ 50,000 to CARE and the United Negro College Fund. In 2007, Obama said their 4.2 million dollar income.
source: kompas, re-written by Ai Cahyati