Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released a statement Monday night addressing the recent publication of four private documents leaked online by MormonLeaks. Two of the documents focused on the living allowances given to General Authorities.
“General Authorities leave their careers when they are called into full-time church service,” Hawkins said. “When they do so, they focus all of their time on serving the church, and are given a living allowance. The living allowance is uniform for all General Authorities. None of the funds for this living allowance come from the tithing of church members, but instead from proceeds of the church’s financial investments.”
According to the documents, General Authorities are given $120,000 a year as a base living allowance. Another document specifically broke down the bi-weekly living allowance of President Henry B. Eyring in 2000.
MormonLeaks released a series of video in October 2016 of briefings held for senior members of the Church’s leadership.