|One the dole|
According to the latest Form 990 from Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind PBS’ “Sesame Street,” Big Bird puppeteer Caroll Spinney was compensated $314,072 in 2010. Spinney, who has been with the show since its inception, also provides the voice and puppet work for Oscar the Grouch.Does that make Big Bird a "one-percenter"?
As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Sesame Workshop is required to make its financial information public.[Emph. added]
Also, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Sesame Street operation is not needy, having over $134 million in operating revenue.