Financial industry paid millions to Obama's advisor Lawrence Summers

WASHINGTON — Lawrence H. Summers, the top economic adviser to President Obama, earned more than $5 million last year from the hedge fund D. E. Shaw [one of the biggest hedge funds in the world] and collected $2.7 million in speaking fees from Wall Street companies that received government bailout money, the White House disclosed Friday in releasing financial information about top officials.JEFF ZELENY, Financial Industry Paid Millions to Obama AideNew York Times, April 3, 2009

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