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Former President Bill Clinton said he’s “taken almost no capital gains” in the last 15 years in an interview with the Today Show on Monday in which he defended the Clinton Foundation.

“I give 10% of my revenue off the top every year to the foundation, and Hillary in the year she was there gave 17,” former President Clinton told NBC News.

“Over the last 15 years, I’ve taken almost no capital gains and I’ve given 10% away.”

The tax returns from 2000-2006, however, which are publicly available online, show during that period the Clintons made nearly $400,000 in capital gains.

A request for clarification if Clinton meant he’d given his capital gains money away or if he simply hadn’t made any money off capital gains in the last 15 years was not immediately returned by his spokesman.


On their 2006 tax return, the Clintons claimed $155,590 in capital gains income.

On their 2006 tax return, the Clintons claimed $155,590 in capital gains income.

William J. and Hillary Clinton Joint Tax Returns / Via pfds.opensecrets.org


On their 2005 tax return, the Clintons claimed $27,427 in capital gains income.

On their 2005 tax return, the Clintons claimed $27,427 in capital gains income.

Via pfds.opensecrets.org


On their 2004 tax return, the Clintons claimed $57,313 in capital gains income.

On their 2004 tax return, the Clintons claimed $57,313 in capital gains income.

Via pfds.opensecrets.org


The Clintons haven’t always made capital gains. In 2003 they reported a loss of $3,000. In 2002 they reported a loss of about $2,500. In 2001 theyreported no capital gains income.


Their 2000 tax return shows a $136,046 in capital gains income.

Their 2000 tax return shows a $136,046 in capital gains income.