Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) reportedly gave him a significant raise and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for private jet travel for him and others.
“The National Action Network paid Sharpton $348,174 in 2021 as president and CEO and gave him a hefty bonus of $278,503 – plus $22,117 in benefits for total compensation of $648,794 , according to his most recent tax return”, the New York Post reported Saturday.
The outlet said NAN also paid nearly $1 million for trips in private jets and limos.
His 2020 compensation was $347,183, which did not include a bonus, the Post reported.
NAN describes itself as “one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations”. It was founded in 1991 by Sharpton.
The organization says it works to “promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for a single standard of justice, decency and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, descent”. ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, sex, gender expression”. , or sexuality.
Sharpton reportedly received more than $1 million from NAN in 2018, according to tax filings, and Sharpton’s organization paid more than $80,000 to some of his relatives in 2019.
The Job The article reported that a NAN spokeswoman explained that Sharpton, senior charity staff and families of the victims used the private flights to attend gatherings, including funerals.
“The organization brought in $7.3 million in revenue in 2021, up from $11.1 million the year before when George Floyd was killed, sparking nationwide protests. NAN said it raised additional funds in 2020 to fund its march on Washington – which it says cost over $1 million – and to pay for the funeral,” the outlet said.
In the meantime, the organization would also have continued to pay several of his relatives.
“His daughter, Dominique, got $78,670 for the members’ work; his daughter, Ashley, received $59,950 for social media tasks and advice; and her niece, Nikki, received $15,800 for special events,” said the Job continuation of the article.
NAN also reportedly gave a $2,400 scholarship to an anonymous person.
Sharpton is known for his controversial rhetoric, “particularly on racial issues,” Breitbart News reported in February 2020.
“He was accused of encouraging anti-Semitic mobs during riots in Crown Heights, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, in the early 1990s,” the outlet noted.