Pre-scandal title: Pastor and President of the National Association of Evangelicals
Scandal broke: November 2006
Estimated lost wages: $500,000
Following allegations he had hired a male escort for years, the Colorado pastor resigned from his perch atop the church he founded and NAE. A
severance package with New Life Church was reached, for a reported $138,000 per year, not including benefits, which matched his working salary. But, Haggard lost the six-figure salary from NAE, as well as book royalties from the 11 books he published pre-scandal (book sales fell precipitously after his public downfall). According to an HBO documentary, he now sells insurance. He told
GQ magazine earlier this year, "I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual."