ANCHORAGE (AP) —  Tax documents show Bristol Palin earned more than $262,000 for her role in helping raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention in 2009.

The most recent data for The Candie’s Foundation that’s posted online by research firm GuideStar shows compensation at $262,500 for the now-20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

Bristol Palin was 18 when she was appointed as a teen ambassador for the New York-based foundation in 2009, months after giving birth to son, Tripp. She and the 2-year-old boy’s father, Levi Johnston, are estranged.

Palin family attorney John Tiemessen and foundation officials did not immediately return calls for comment Tuesday.

Palin, who still works for the foundation, told The Associated Press last year 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.

“I don’t think anyone realizes how difficult it really is until you actually have a screaming baby in your arms and you’re up all night,” Palin said.

When she was first named to the ambassador role, Palin said in a statement she felt she could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy.

“If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment,” she said at the time.

Days after Sen. John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate in 2008, Bristol Palin’s pregnancy was announced. Sarah Palin has not ruled out a run for the White House in 2012.

The Candie’s Foundation is a division of the apparel brand Candie’s. It has been raising awareness about teen pregnancy since 2001.

The blog Palingates first reported the compensation figure.

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Comments (8)
  1. She's UGLY says:

    Future porn stars of America right here……she is what I call a 2 bagger…1 bag over her head in case the one I have breaks

  2. ed says:

    and so what?…… really, is this news. must be slow day in the newsroom.

  3. upyours says:

    She’s lucky her idiot mother runs around in do-me pumps otherwise she wouldn’t have been a blip on anyone’s radar. Unfortunately, she is.

  4. AZURESEES says:

    How convenient to have a progressive dem in the Nat’l Enquirer Den of KCAL, so they can throw stuff out there that helps their frikkin ideology of shouting down those who aren’t with their Comrades…So typical of the left…Discredit and advance forward…Thabks for the perspective…

    Oh…And Michael “Jubba” Moore? Shall KCAL blab about his dough? DOUBT IT!!!

  5. Wes says:

    What example could this person set for anyone? People have been doing what she has done since the beginning of time …and will continue to do so no matter what she says…I bet that even her next child will be out of wedlock…”I’m Just Sayin'”

  6. Whatever says:

    The way I see it…the message she is promoting to young teens is…go out have unprotected sex..make a an unwed mother..then announce to the world how much money you can make from your sex act!…just a new spin on the oldest profession.

  7. Karen says:

    CBS and all media

    YOU ARE MISSING THE BIG STORY HERE. The President/Founder of that organization made $10 MILLION.

    $262,500 v $10 million. I don’t think the male President knows anything about teenage pregnancy.

    $10 million dollars and the organizations assets are $3 million.


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