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Monday, May 6, 2013

A One Percenter! Thompson Donated 1 Percent To Charity

Bill Thompson is the charity cheapskate among the top rivals in this year’s Democratic mayoral campaign, Sally Goldenberg and David Seifman report in the Post. 

Mr Thompson, who earned $727,621 in private-sector earnings last year, gave just $4,750 to charity, according to his tax returns. That’s below 1 percent. By comparison, Comptroller John Liu donated $9,150 of his $294,310 in earnings to charity, or 3.1 percent. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who earned $165,000, gave 4.3 percent of his salary — $7,117 —  and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn donated more than $4,800 of her $137,777 salary to charity — 3.5 percent.

“Bill has dedicated much of his career to public service, in addition to his donations to well-deserving charitable organizations,” Thompson spokeswoman Dani Lever said.

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