In an article by Rob Christensen, a staff writer for The News and Observer (NC), it was revealed that John Edwards made a pretty penny working part-time for the hedge fund Fortress Investment Group:
Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards earned nearly a half million dollars while working as a part-time advisor for a New York-based hedge fund, according to campaign report made public todayday.
Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, reported earning $479,512 as a senior advisor to Fortress Investment Group LLC last year.
Further, according to the Washington Post, Edwards has also received “$167,460 in campaign contributions from Fortress employees and their families”.
So in the course of one year John Edwards earned $646,972.00 in wages and campaign contributions.
Not bad for a part-time job. Maybe you can clue in the rest of us working stiffs on how to become part of your America.