Maybe I wasn't clear enough -- although I think most anyone else could understand my last post.
I'm not saying Gore didn't devote proceeds from the book and movie. Using your source, he donated it to the Alliance for Climate Protection. The ACP was founded in 2006 (the same year the movie was released) by...Al Gore, after he had already made most of his money.
According to the ACP website, "Our mission is to persuade the American people—and people elsewhere in the world—of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis."
So in other words, the "charity" he gave the money to is one that he created for the purpose of carrying his message forward and selling his product. Where I come from, that's not "charity" -- that's "advertising." Maybe Exxon/Mobile and Conoco/Phillips should write off their advertising budgets as charitable donations.
As far as investment goes, the core of his investments is through Generation Investment Management, which he founded in 2004. According to its website, "We focus on key drivers of global change, including climate change and environmental degradation; macroeconomics, poverty and development; water and natural resource scarcity; pandemics and healthcare; and demographics, migration and urbanization."
And by the way -- those carbon offsets he pays to compensate for his huge house, jet-set lifestyle, etc? They're paid to GIM -- his own business.
Gore's portfolio is loaded with investment in "green" technology and companies whose very existence hinges on global warming. If people lose faith in global warming, he loses millions.
Get the picture yet? If not, let me make it simple. Picture Chicken Little buying every hardhat he can get his hands on, and then devoting his life to running around convincing people that the sky is falling so he can sell them hardhats. That, in a nutshell, is Al Gore.