Former Vice President Mike Pence made more than $7 million since 2022, buoyed by $3.4 million in speaking fees and more than $1.4 million for a book advance, according to his personal financial disclosure obtained by CREW. Hoosier Heartland, an LLC Pence set up for “speaking, writing and consulting,” earned him an additional $2.2 million. 

Of the speaking fees that have been broken out individually, the largest was a $550,000 payment for a speech to the Universal Peace Federation in South Korea. His trips to South Korea were lucrative, with Far East Broadcasting paying him $248,000 and The Chosunilbo adding another $240,000, for a total of more than a million dollars.

Overseas speeches tended to pay Pence his highest rate, as the National Council of Resistance of Iran paid him $190,000 for a speech in Albania. Domestically, six figure payments came from organizations including Associated Equipment Distributors, OIAC, Colorado Christian University, Provisional International, Impact Partnership and 40 Days for Life.

Pence also earned between $100,000 and $1 million in investment income from a family trust. His wife’s biggest source of income was a $75,000 book advance. Early in his political career, Pence struggled with money, using political donations to pay his mortgage, credit card bill, groceries and car payments (legally, at the time). Being a former vice president and future presidential candidate seems to have paid off for him.

Walker Davis and Alyssa Meiman contributed to this report.

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