Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Unwed mother Bristol Palin earned $262,000 for her role in helping raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention in 2009.
Recent data for The Candie’s Foundation shows the now-20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at paid $262,500 for role as a teen ambassador for the New York-based foundation in 2009, a few months after giving birth to son, Tripp.
Bristol and the now 2-year-old boy’s father, Levi Johnston, are no longer together.
Palin was paid more than $260,500 advocating against teen pregnancy in 2009, tax documents released on Tuesday show. She still works for the foundation and told the Associated Press that girls would think twice about having sex if they knew how tough it is to be a mother. She said she “wasn’t prepared at all” for the dramatic changes in her life since becoming a mom.
While Bristol’s $260,500 earnings pale by comparison to her mother Sarah’s estimated $11 million dollar haul, Bristol learned a valuable lesson from her mother that in America, hypocrisy earns dividends.