The Palins gave somewhat more: $3,325 last year, including items donated to the Salvation Army, or 1.5% of their adjusted gross income.Sarah Palin is the breadwinner of the family, the documents show.
Last year as Alaska governor she earned $122,000 in the "Medicare wages" field of her W-2 form, while Todd Palin earned $46,600 as an employee of BP Exploration Alaska Inc.Todd Palin also reported a net profit of $15,500 from a commercial fishing business.
But the champion snow-machine racer reported a loss of nearly $10,000 from his racing venture.As citizens of Alaska, the Palin family and their children are eligible for dividends from the state from energy revenues. Gov. Palin reported on her financial disclosure form that those dividends were worth between $10,000 and $30,000 to her family for last year and 2008."