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Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

  • GOP House Speaker should have his pick of boardroom roles
  • ’Mr. Middle America’ won’t comment on plan after he steps down
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House Speaker Paul Ryan Won't Seek Re-Election

Paul Ryan will easily add to his already considerable net worth if he opts to stray from his native Wisconsin to join a corporate board or dabble in Washington power struggles when he retires next year as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

"The kind of board that he would go after would probably pay between $250,000 and $300,000 a year and he could probably get three or four of them," said Fred Foulkes, a professor of at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. "There would be dozens that would like to have him, particularly companies that have part of their business in key relationships with certain parts of government."