Kamala finally comes first! VP earned $455,000 in book royalties from two tomes in 2021, while Joe Biden netted as little as $15,000 from memoir about his late son Beau

  • Vice president raked in the sum from two books she published in 2019
  • One was a collection of inspirational essays, the other a children's book
  • President made far less from a 2018 memoir about his son Beau's death
  • First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff's earnings also shared 

Kamala Harris raked in far more book royalties than Joe Biden in 2021 - taking a cool $455,000 compared to the $15,000-50,000 the president made for his tomes.

The vice president earned royalties from two books she published in 2019; $325,000 from The Truths We Hold, and another $130,000 for Superheroes Are Everywhere.

Those figures were revealed in financial disclosures published by Harris and Biden Friday. 

The Truths We Hold is a book of essays written by Harris about inspirational lessons she has learned throughout life. 

And Superheroes Are Everywhere is a children's tome that encourages children to recognize the good that people in their everyday lives do for them.

Harris appears in cartoon form on its cover.

Kamala Harris earned $450,000 in royalties last year from two books she published in 2019, newly-released financial disclosures revesl

Kamala Harris earned $450,000 in royalties last year from two books she published in 2019, newly-released financial disclosures revesl 

Kamala's The Truths We Hold
Kamala's Superheroes Are Everywhere book

The vice president earned $325,000 from her inspirational book of essays The Truths We Hold, and another $120,000 from children's book Superheroes Are Everywhere, both published in 2019

Meanwhile, President Biden enjoyed a far smaller windfall from a 2018 book he wrote about his late son Beau, Bloomberg reported. 

Promise Me, Dad, which he published in 2018, took in between $15,001 and $50,000 during the president's first year in office. 

Those financial disclosures allow the president and vice president to give a broad range within which some of their earnings fall, without specifying an exact amount.  

The book tells the story of Biden's life spanning from the end of 2014 through 2015. 

His eldest son Beau, a US Army veteran and former Delaware Attorney General died of brain cancer in May 2015.

Biden used the book to share details of his heartbreaking loss, and how he coped with it. 

Friday's disclosures shed further light on the first and second families earnings.

As well as the $450,000 presidential salary he earns, Biden reported $29,528 in disbursements last year from CelticCapri Corp.

President Biden earned between $15,000 and $50,000 in royalties from a 2018 book he wrote about his son Beau's 2015 death from brain cancer

President Biden earned between $15,000 and $50,000 in royalties from a 2018 book he wrote about his son Beau's 2015 death from brain cancer 

Promise Me, Dad, told the story of the final few months of Beau Biden's life

Promise Me, Dad, told the story of the final few months of Beau Biden's life 

Jill Biden
Doug Emhoff

First Lady Jill Biden, left, earned royalties from her own children's book last year, while Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff was paid $170,000 by his former law firm 

It managed his speaking and writing engagements between his time as vice president and becoming president.

President Biden has a total of $2.2 million in two bank accounts, as well as between $195,000 and $650,000.

His liabilities include a mortgage and two loans which total between $30,000 and $100,000. 

Harris holds between $750,000 and $1.5 million in a personal bank account, as well as another $250,000 to $500,000 in a joint account she shares with husband Doug Emhoff.

Jill Biden, who works as a teacher, has between $65,000 and $165,000 in retirement income.

She also received between $15,000 and $50,000 in income from a 2012 children's book she wrote called Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops.

And Doug Emhoff, a lawyer, holds at least $1 million in retirement accounts. He reported a $170,000 payment from a law firm he previously worked for.  

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Kamala Harris earned $450,000 in book royalties in 2021 while Joe Biden made just $15k

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