Ted Nugent is seemingly not happy with Rev. Al Sharpton’s charity nearly doubling his compensation and also shelling out close to $300,000 for private jets so that he and other bigwigs could attend “important gatherings.”
Ted Nugent reacts to the matter
Nugent took to his Twitter and wrote:
“Bloodsucking racist scampunk”
The National Action Network paid Sharpton $348,174 in 2021 as its president and CEO and gave him a hefty bonus of $278,503 — plus $22,117 worth of benefits for total compensation of $648,794, its latest tax filing shows.
The preacher’s 2020 compensation came to $347,183, which did not include a bonus. NAN also forked over nearly $1 million on private jets and limos.
It paid $291,833 to Apollo Jets, which brokers private plane flights — from Lear jets to 737s — and boasts on its website about celebrity clients like Derek Jeter and Shaquille O’Neal. NAN also spent $650,134 on Carey International, a high-end.
Sharpton and other NAN senior staff, along with victims’ families got to fly on the private flights to events, funerals and “important gatherings,” according to a NAN spokeswoman.
“Some of it was me. Some of it was the chairman. Some of it was victims’ families,” Sharpton told The Post, noting the pandemic was still forcing commercial carriers to cancel flights.
He said every flight was reimbursed by a donor, but he wouldn’t name the contributors. The organization hauled in $7.3 million in revenue in 2021, down from $11.1 million the previous year when George Floyd was killed, sparking nationwide protests. NAN said it raised extra money in 2020 to fund its March on Washington — which it said cost more than $1 million — and to pay for funerals.
Sharpton said his bonus was approved by the organization’s board based on his fund raising.
The Harlem-based nonprofit, which was founded by Sharpton in 1991 and bills itself as an activist social justice organization, continued to pay three of the reverend’s relatives. His daughter, Dominique, got $78,670 for membership work; his daughter, Ashley, took in $59,950 for social media duties and consulting; and his niece, Nikki, received $15,800 for special events.