WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says he worked for a hedge fund to learn more about financial markets and their relationship to poverty in the United States.
Edwards isn't saying what he made as a consultant to Fortress Investment Group, but he tells The Associated Press he did keep the money.
The former North Carolina senator says the amount he was paid will be released in his financial disclosure forms.
Fortress Investment Group describes itself as, quote, "a leading global alternative asset manager" with approximately $35 billion in assets under management as of last December. The company is headquartered in New York with affiliates around the world.
Fortress was the single biggest employer of Edwards donors during the first three months of the year with a total of more than $122,000 between those who listed "Fortress" as their employer and those who identified their employer as "Fortress Investment Group."
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