Scientologists profit from new members - 1993-10-15
Documents from 12 Scientology organizations, all but one dated 1992, list $275-million in assets. The church has holdings in real estate, stocks and gold bullion, but by far its largest source of revenue appears to be donations from its members and newcomers, who pay fees to undergo Scientology's ascending series of personal evaluation, called auditing.
Exact figures remain elusive, however, because money flows freely among the more than 30 Scientology organizations that received tax-exempt status from the IRS this month. Their hierarchy is far from simple.