We understand that questioning how amazingly rich Al Gore's gotten since he was VP amounts to treason from the Left and sighs of AUDACITY from The Goracle himself when you dare question him to his face (when he's not running away from global warming debates from legitimate scientists), but the evidence just keeps on surfacing that Al Gore is ripping people off to the tune of millions with his hysteria:
So just what has Al Gore gained from his Big Green escapades? According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. Not quite eight years later, Gore is estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. While I ordinarily would applaud such financial gains from such a short period of time, I can't help but to question just how it happened. When you look out at what Al Gore has done, it's evident that he figured out on a way to capitalize on the creation of Big Green while becoming the official doomsday prophet that has helped to build Big Green into the monetary powerhouse that it has become.Apparently, along with some former Goldman Sachs executives, Gore created Generation Investment Management, a money management firm that invests in businesses that place a large priority on "environmental responsibility and sustainability", that includes the trading of carbon credits (of which Gore has already proven to be hypocritical on that issue). Gore's also got cash coming in from the World Resources Institute, where he serves on the Board of Directors:
This organization is an environmental "think tank" worth over $55 million and has a donors list that includes Generation [Investment Management], Google, and the United Nations. Interestingly, aside from the $10 million that went into salaries and benefits (plus another million in travel), I can't actually figure out how they spend their money. According to their 990 form, they spend a whole lot of time developing strategies for climate and pollution programs, ecosystem and people programs etc. But they do have nearly $40 million in investments, which includes $18 million in LLC partnerships (which means they have $18 million invested in private companies) which they do not disclose. Personally I am dying to know what that $40 million is invested in, but they do not disclose those details nor do they have any SEC filings (which means they hide their tracks).Amazing. The only question left wondering about is when will the public ever accept the fact that Al Gore is nothing but a fraud?
And finally there is Gore's pet project, the Alliance for Climate Protection, which has the least amount of transparency of any organization I have ever seen. They do not provide any information on their website regarding their donors or finances nor have they responded to any of my requests for information or for a copy of their 990 form. I do know this much, though: Not only does Al Gore chair this organization, he also donates to these guys and gets to deduct the donations from his taxes. So when he donated his Nobel prize money (wasn't that nice of him?) he was actually getting not only a tax write off, but the money went right back into his own organization!