The mayor has a net worth of $1.5 million.
From NY Post: Charity starts at home, but not if that home is Gracie Mansion.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife gave a grand total of $350 to charity in 2017 on an adjusted gross income of $223,449, according to tax returns they released Tuesday.
It marked a significant drop from the first couple’s charitable giving in 2016 — when de Blasio was up for re-election — of $2,088 to charity.
Asked about the donation gap, mayoral spokesman Austin Finan responded that “the mayor is not a rich man.”
“He and the first lady help their son pay tuition to one of the most expensive schools in the country,” Finan added. The couple listed the tuition payments at Yale University for their son, Dante, as $51,400 in 2017.
They also listed their two Park Slope rental properties as generating tax losses of more than $12,000, despite collecting a combined $104,000 in rent last year.
The fee for their tax preparer was $500.