The insiders already cashing in on the Trump presidency


Donald Trump hasn't even been sworn in as the 45th president yet and already some of his earliest backers are realizing a sizeable return on their support.

As GOP nominee, Trump railed at the "hedge fund guys" whom he said were getting away with murder. Now, thanks to the president-elect's nominee for Treasury Secretary, some of them are getting away with significant gains.

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Trump the candidate (and Bernie Sanders) liked to lambaste Hillary Clinton for taking six-figure speaking fees from Wall Street firms, often singling out Goldman Sachs. But with Goldman alums and current executives being hired by the incoming administration and the market in the throes of a Trump rally, the firm's stock is soaring, up 33 percent since Election Day.

Here are some of the players enjoying early paydays:

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