April 4, 2017 in Celebrity Money

What members of the mega-rich Trump administration are worth

President Donald Trump’s team has been called the richest administration in modern American history, worth more than $12 billion. Check out the net worth of many of the men and women in Trump’s inner circle, going from the “poorest” to the very wealthiest. The numbers come from financial disclosures via The New York Times, and from Forbes.

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U.N. ambassador

Net worth: At least $66,000

Where her money came from: Self-made. She served as governor of South Carolina from 2011 until she was tapped by Trump in early 2017; earlier, she was a state lawmaker.

Homeland security secretary

Net worth: At least $181,000

Where his money came from: Self-made. He spent more than 40 years in the military, ascending to the rank of four-star general.

Vice president

Net worth: An estimated $800,000

Where his money came from: Self-made. Before he was elected vice president, he served six terms in Congress and one term as Indiana governor.

Energy secretary

Net worth: At least $891,000

Where his money came from: Self-made. He’s a former three-term Texas governor, is the author of two books and made money from real estate and other investments.

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Interior secretary

Net worth: At least $1.8 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. He served in the Navy for 23 years, then went into private business before winning election to the U.S. House from Montana.

Attorney general

Net worth: At least $2.9 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. He followed a long legal career by going into politics, most recently as a U.S. senator from Alabama. He also has investments in land, mutual funds and municipal bonds.

Defense secretary

Net worth: At least $3.6 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. The retired Marine Corps four-star general spent 44 years in the military, then joined the board of directors at defense contractor General Dynamics.

Health and human services secretary

Net worth: At least $8 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. He’s an orthopedic surgeon and a former six-term congressman. He also has real estate holdings in five states and Washington, D.C.

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Housing and urban development secretary

Net worth: At least $8.1 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. He’s a neurosurgeon, author and motivational speaker.

Transportation secretary

Net worth: At least $11.6 million

Where her money came from: Inheritance and self-made. She’s the daughter of shipping magnate, has worked in banking (including as a vice president of Bank of America) and has held government positions for 30 years, including as Secretary of Labor for President George W. Bush.

Counselor to the president

Net worth: At least $11.9 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. He has been an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, a producer of documentary films, a political consultant and the head of media company Breitbart News Network. Bannon also owns a stake in “Seinfeld” and earns royalties from the reruns.

Treasury secretary

Net worth: At least $154 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. He was a partner at Goldman Sachs, a Hollywood producer and a hedge fund CEO.

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Secretary of state

Net worth: At least $239 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. The business executive was chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, a company he first joined in 1975 as a production engineer.

Senior adviser to the president for strategic planning

Net worth: At least $241 million

Where his money came from: Inheritance, marriage and self-made. Kushner is the president’s son-in-law, married to Ivanka Trump. Until January, he was CEO of his family’s real estate investment firm, Kushner Companies, and he’s the former publisher of the New York Observer.

Director of the National Economic Council

Net worth: At least $253 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. The investment banker joined Team Trump after a more than 26-year career at Goldman Sachs, which he left as president and chief operating officer.

Commerce secretary

Net worth: At least $326 million

Where his money came from: Self-made. Before joining the administration, he was an investor specializing in distressed assets.

Education secretary

Net worth: At least $580 million

Where her money came from: Inheritance and self-made. She’s married to Richard DeVos Jr., son of a co-founder of Amway, and she chaired the Windquest Group, an investment management firm.

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