Bernie Sanders snagged a $795,000 advance last year for his book "Our Revolution," which hit the best-seller lists after its post-election release in November, according to his personal financial disclosure.
Sanders also took in a $63,750 advance for a future adaptation of "Our Revolution" geared towards younger readers and $6,735 in royalties from his 1997 book "Outsider in the House," re-released in 2015 as "Outsider in the White House." The Vermont independent senator also reported receiving $2,521 in royalties last year for a 1987 folk album.
The Vermont newspaper Seven Days first reported the details of Sanders’ disclosure, released Sunday after he obtained an extension of the deadline for all lawmakers to publicly share broad outlines of their personal finances. The newspaper noted that Sanders’ income topped $1 million last year, when his Senate salary is added to the income he reported.
Sanders’ advance for Our Revolution is more than twice the size of what Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reported receiving for his recently released book, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate." Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reported a $200,000 advance payment last year for her latest book, "This Fight is Our Fight."
Sanders also disclosed two mortgages with Quicken Loans and a family trust created to manage the purchase of a vacation home near Lake Champlain on his financial report. He made several public appearances with compensation in the form of honoraria to one or more undisclosed charities.