The top 20 hedge fund executives’ earnings averaged  $655.5 million in 2006, according to a report by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.

By comparison, the average U.S. worker earned $29,500 last year, which means that at an average hourly salary of $210,700 for the top hedge fund honchos, they earned more in 10 minutes than most Americans do in a year.

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