File - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Barack Obama has begun cashing in on his time in the White House with paid Wall Street speeches less than a year after leaving office, a practice which drew stinging rebukes for Hillary Clinton during last year's presidential campaign.According to a person briefed on Obama's planned appearance, he will be paid about $400,000 .Obama received $400,000 for his Northern Trust appearance, according to Bloomberg News, which also reported Monday that the former president had made a similar appearance this month at the private equity behemoth Carlyle Group.Wall Street has viewed Obama with some caution.Obama is also hardly the first former leader to work the paid speech circuit.
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