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Can You Get Rich By Running For President?

Presidential campaigns are expensive, but some candidates make a profit off the process. So how can you get rich by running for president?

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These candidates are getting rich running for president (finance.yahoo.com)
"Ben Carson fashions himself a political novice, but he's an expert at one crucial political skill: cashing in on public exposure."

Carson: $4.1 million in speaking fees (usatelections.wordpress.com)
"While Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is usually described as a retired ?neurosurgeon, it would be just as accurate to call him a professional public speaker."

Donald Trump Is Paying Himself to Run for President (thedailybeast.com)
"To sift through the disbursements of presidential campaigns, disclosed to the Federal Election Commission, is to be inundated by pages upon pages of mundane revelations regarding the behavior of the semi-human."

$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented (cnn.com)
"Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows."