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.
Looking over de Blasio’s 2017 tax return. Earned $223k in adjusted income and recorded a loss of $12K for his Brooklyn homes, which he rents out. He and Chirlane say they gave just $350 to charity last year. That’s $150 less than they paid their tax preparer.
— Grace Rauh (@gracerauh) April 17, 2018
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.