Remember how much complaining there was in the 2012 presidential election over Mitt Romney’s $250 million net worth? Liberals had a field day in portraying him as someone incapable of being in touch with the average American because of his wealth.
Trump was only able to avoid being pigeonholed as much because of his bombastic nature, but it’s interesting to note that liberals are never criticized for their wealth by other liberals, right? Given how the man has become a saint among climate change alarmists, you’d never guess that Al Gore is wealthier than Mitt Romney, and unlike Mitt, Gore made all his money from politics, not business.
In the last personal finance report he filed as vice president, Gore disclosed in the year 2000 that the total value of all his assets ranged between $780,000 and $1.9 million. By 2007 his net worth surpassed $100 million, and less than two decades later, that figure has ballooned to $300 million.
According to the Daily Wire,
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A new book titled “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change” catalogues how former Vice President Al Gore became “by far the most lavishly funded fossil fuel player in the global warming debate today.”
Written by Marc Morano, founder of ClimateDepot.com, the book lays out how Gore, who spent most of his life in politics, became a multimillionaire. 14 green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of Obama’s historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public money.
Gore reportedly “benefited from a powerful resume and a constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy. The recovering politician was pushing the right cause at the perfect time. Gore’s orbit extended deeply into the administration, with several former aides winning senior clean-energy posts.”
The book also quotes Charlie Munger, legendary investor Warren Buffet’s right-hand-man at Berkshire Hathaway, in a 2017 investor meeting where he reportedly cited Gore as an example of someone’s that “not very smart” and “an idiot,” but managed to get wealthy anyway.
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