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Bill De Blasio Gave Just $350 To Charity Last Year

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

According to his tax returns, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio donated just $350 to charity last year despite earning over $200,000 in income.

NY1 reporter Grace Rauh tweeted about de Blasio’s 2017 tax returns on Tuesday, noting that he earned $223,449 in adjusted income. At the same time, he and his wife donated just $350 to charitable causes — $150 less than they paid their tax preparer and just 0.16 percent of their adjusted income.

De Blasio made even more money than New York governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017, but Cuomo gave vastly more money to charity. Cuomo made $212,776 and donated $11,000 to HELP, a charity he founded for the homeless.

A spokesman for de Blasio told The Wall Street Journal that “The Mayor is not a rich man,” noting that he and his wife pay tuition for their son to attend Yale University.

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