So, at least we know what amount a Monbiot is now.
£75,000 a year gross or thereabouts.
As opposed to a Toynbee which runs at £116,000 I\’m told, or a Rusbridger which is £500,000 plus bonus and pension contributions.
Entering into the spirit of things, my income from various sources:
From corporate paymasters, spinners and PR peeps: £0.
Freelance writing income*: £200 to £4,000 a month**.
Running the shadowy international scandium oligopoly: £0 – £40,000 a year***.
*This is everything from Anorak (beer money) the ASI (beer money again) to Forbes (beer money plus performance related), The Examiner (used to be good, now cat food money, performance related), occasional pieces for such as The Times, City AM, IEA, quite a lot at normal freelance rates for The Register and so on, including advertising on the blog etc.
**That top end is achieved very rarely. Like twice in the past three years.
*** Yes, amazingly, income from a small business is wildly variable. Feast or famine. Everyone else gets paid first, see?
What can be very annoying is that the feast and the famine in both the freelance and the metal income can come at the same time. Grr.