Elmo’s creators continue flipping U.S. taxpayers the “Big-Bird!”
By Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe
After receiving a whopping $121.6 mil in 2016 revenue, liberals still demand that the NONPROFIT “Sesame Street Workshop” continue to receive taxpayer funding.
According to Mark Levin, included in its 2016 revenue were $49.6 mil in distribution fees & royalties and $36.6 mil in product licensing for toys, games, food, etc. In 2013 CEO & President Melvin Ming received $672,390 in salary and benefits (5 times the average for CEOs of nonprofits) and the other 10 executives were each paid $382,132 in salary and benefits (6 times the U.S. median household income.) Between 2012-2014, head writer & puppeteer Joseph Mazarino was paid an incredible $2.2 mil. With these record revenues and a lavish, newly brokered HBO deal to exclusively air all new programming 9-months prior to PBS, Sesame Street just announced its newest puppet cast member: the “Cash Cow.”