Romneys Gave $4M to Charity in 2011

Donations far outpace Obamas, Bidens by total and percentage


Mitt and Ann Romney made more than $4 million in charitable donations in fiscal year 2011, according a release from the Romney campaign Friday.

The sum is significantly more than the amounts donated by President Barack and Michelle Obama or Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden in 2011, Politico reports:

Romney and his wife, Ann, gave 29.4 percent of their income to charity in 2011, donating $4,020,772 out of the $13,696,951 they took in.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama gave 21.8 percent of their income to charitable organizations last year, donating $172,130 out of the $789,674 they made.

Biden and his wife, Jill, gave 1.5 percent of their income away in 2011, with charitable donations totaling $5,540 out of $379,035.

The Bidens have been notably tight with their money when it comes to charitable giving. In 2008, it was revealed that from 1998 to 2006, the couple never gave more than $400.