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Bernie Sanders publishes tax returns showing $205,000 earnings following Hillary Clinton’s challenge

Bernie Sanders has revealed he earns $205,000 dollars (£145,000) a year, after being challenged by Hillary Clinton to publish his tax returns.

Mr Sanders’ annual income, which is shared with his wife, is less than his multimillionaire rival made for three recent speeches delivered to Goldman Sachs employees.

The banking giant paid Ms Clinton $675,000 (£475,000) for the appearances. She and her husband have an estimated net worth of $110m (£77m), far surpassing the Sanders, who are worth around $300,000 (£210,000).

Income inequality has been a key plank of Mr Sanders’ campaign, leading Ms Clinton to challenge him to publish his earnings. On Thursday, she said: “I’ve released 30 years of tax returns, and I think every candidate, including Senator Sanders and Donald Trump, should do the same.”

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