When the accounts report is read in my congregation the contributions to the WT for the WWW are not mentioned. Assuming these to be about the same as made to the local congregation would provide a monthly dollar amount of $700-$1200 or about $80 to $100 per publisher.
Reading through the many posts on this topic does give rise to some interesting thoughts and questions. 1.) Why would it be a concern to some that the WT receives donations but not an equal concern that other religions also receive donations from their members? 2.) Based on the small average amount of donations received from WT members could it be that the WT's motive is not driven by monetary greed? 3.) So what if the WTS has accumulated a large measure of wealth over a period of 100 years (give or take), does this of it self make them evil? 4.) What specific individuals (especially at upper levels) within the WTS have accumulated vast personal wealth because of contributions made to the WTS?
It seems to me that money is necessary to run any large endeavor. The WTS certainly takes measures to protect their assets but heck.... anyone who is not prudent with what wealth they might have is also not wise. I guess I just don't see why contributions’ being made to the WTS is a big deal. What I see as important issues are the WTS' double standards, abuses of power and attitude of being above question in any matter.