From private equity to speaking tours: how the candidates made their money
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted May 17, 2007 11:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – No surprise that they're wealthy—at least 10 of this year's presidential candidates are millionaires. But how they brought in the big bucks is the focus of the Washington Post 's analysis of their latest financial disclosure forms and other documents. Rudy Giuliani, for instance, made $11 million last year from speaking engagements alone.

Add to that a lucrative array of investments and businesses, for a net worth of $20 to $70 million. Not bad for a guy who had under $2 million when he left office as New York mayor. Or take John Edwards, who made his initial fortune as a personal injury lawyer: Edwards has more than $7.5 million in a hedge fund that's engaged in two practices he opposes: offshore tax havens and subprime mortgage lending. (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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