Bernie Sanders made more than $1 million last year

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus, in Missoula, Mont. Sanders spoke about economic inequality and the failings of the country's health care system Saturday as he sought to rally Montanans to vote for a singing cowboy trying to become the state's first Democrat in the U.S. House in two decades.  (Tommy Martino /The Missoulian via AP)
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks on May 20 at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus, in Missoula. –Tommy Martino / The Missoulian via AP, File

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A report shows independent Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders made more than $1 million last year, when he ran for president as a Democrat.

The Burlington Free Press cites a U.S. Senate financial disclosure report showing the bulk of Sanders’ earnings in 2016 came from his books.

Sanders netted a $795,000 advance for his book detailing his presidential campaign called “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.” A second version of the book and a 1997 memoir brought his income from books to $865,000.

Sanders earned $174,000 as a public servant. He also made $7,000 from his pension from Burlington for his time as mayor and royalties from a 1987 folk album.

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Sanders donated proceeds from his book “The Speech” and several public speaking fees to charity.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com