Joe Biden Falsehood #24

FALSEHOOD #24: Biden falsely claimed that $400,000 was more money than he’s ever made in a year.

Biden made this false claim on September 9, 2020, during an event in Detroit.

EXPLANATION: This is false. According to Joe Biden’s tax returns he filed in 2017 and 2018, he made $15.7 million. In 2017, Joe and his wife Jill made about $11.1 million that year. In 2018, they made about $4.6 million.

Thomas Kaplan, a correspondent for the New York Times, noted that “Mr. Biden has, in fact, made more than $400,000; his tax returns from 2017 and 2018 showed income of many multiples that amount.”


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Tindera, M. (2019, July 10). The Bidens made nearly twice as much in 2017 than previous 19 years combined. Forbes. Retrieved December 16, 2022, from

Jagoda, N. (2019, July 9). Biden tax returns show $15.6M in 2017-18 income. The Hill. Retrieved December 16, 2022, from

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