Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin resigned from a job in July that paid $125,000 per year plus some travel expenses. Don't worry, she's not hurting for cash. The popular and controversial political figure has made an estimated $12 million since July of last year.
According to ABC News
, Palin has made more than 100 times her old salary thanks to TV appearances and book deals.
The estimate is calculated from publicly available accounting records and news reports, making it very conservative at best.
The "Hockey Mom" from Alaska earned about $7 million from her book deal and will earn about $250,000 per episode for a reality television show that will air on The Learning Channel. Eight episodes are scheduled.
In addition, the Governor earns about $100,000 per public speaking appearance.
None of her fees are disclosed publicly and her spokesman refused to comment, saying that Palin "is now a private citizen. As a result, her fees and earnings are private."