CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican who’s running to become Illinois governor reported more than $53 million in income last year while disclosing he has ownership stakes in three professional sports franchises, including the Chicago Bulls.
Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur) released his 2012 tax return Monday.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/IqoXPZ ) he paid $10.1 million in federal taxes last year and another $2.6 million in state taxes.
He reported $28.1 million in income in 2011 and $27.1 million in 2010.
In a statement, Rauner says he’s worked “extremely hard” and feels “incredibly blessed to have earned financial success.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman says Rauner owns a stake in the Bulls as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Boston Red Sox.
Rauner says if he’s elected he’d put his holdings in a blind trust.