WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife earned more than $15 million in the years since Joe Biden left government, according to tax records released by his campaign on Tuesday.

The majority of their income came from speaking engagements and payments for two books written by Biden, a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The former senator from Delaware served as Barack Obama’s vice president for eight years, leaving office in early 2017 after the election of President Donald Trump.

According to federal and state tax returns, the Bidens earned about $11 million in 2017 and another $4.58 million in 2018.


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