|Net Worth:||$150 million|
|Date of Birth:||January 30, 1941 (82 years old)|
|Profession:||politician, author, and business executive|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Dick Cheney’s Net Worth?
Dick Cheney is an American politician, author, and business executive who has a net worth of $150 million. Cheney, who served as President George W. Bush’s 46th vice president, is regarded by many as the nation’s most powerful vice president in the country’s history.
Dick Cheney was born Richard Bruce Cheney on January 30, 1941, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was raised in Casper, Wyoming, together with his parents Richard and Marjorie, and younger siblings Bob and Susan.
Richard worked as a soil conservation agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Mary had been a successful softball player in the 1930s.
Dick attended the now-named Calvert Elementary School in Lincoln and Natrona County High School in Casper, where he was given the captain of the football team and also served as senior class president.
Cheney also attended Yale University, but he left the program less than two years later due to subpar academic performance. In 1962 and 1963, upon his graduation from Yale, he was detained for drunken driving-related offenses.
Later, he attended Caspar College before earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Wyoming. In order to work as a staff assistant for Governor Warren Knowles, he left the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he had started his doctoral studies.
Career In Politics
After receiving a congressional fellowship from the American Political Science Association in 1968, Cheney relocated to Washington, DC in order to work as an intern for Congressman William Steiger.
Cheney supported Donald Rumsfeld at the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1969 to 1970. Subsequently, he had positions as the assistant director of the Cost of Living Council and a staff assistant at the White House.
Cheney was the deputy assistant to the president during the tenure of Gerald Ford, and he later rose to the position of assistant to the president and chief of staff at the White House. He also served as Ford’s 1976 presidential campaign manager.
Cheney was chosen to serve as a representative for his native state of Wyoming in the United State House of Representatives in 1978. He was elected five times to the position of Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, which he held from 1981 to 1987.
When George H.W. Bush appointed Cheney as secretary of defense in 1989, he resigned from his position as the House Minority Whip in 1988. He served in this position until 1993. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Senator John Heinz Award from the United States for Outstanding Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official.
Cheney steps down from the Department of Defense in 1993. Bill Clinton was then the president. Dick served as a director of the Council on Foreign Relations for two terms, from 1993 to 1995, after joining the American Enterprise Institute. (From 1987 to 1989, he served his first term.)
From 2001 to 2009, Cheney held the position of vice president under George W. Bush, during which time he openly and actively influenced decisions made by the White House regarding issues such as foreign policy, the environment, and the treatment of prisoners of war.
After the Bush presidency, Cheney gave up his position in government. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, was released in 2011, and “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America,” published in 2015, he co-authored two volumes with his daughter Liz. A heart transplant was performed on Cheney on March 24, 2012, two years after his sixth heart attack.
Cheney spent $1.35 million buying a small lot in McLean, Virginia, on January 12, 2000; he demolished the previous residence and started building a 12,765-square-foot house there in 2008.
Dick spent $2.67 million in 2005 to purchase a waterfront mansion in Saint Michaels, Maryland; in 2019, he sold it for $2.1 million. Also, a property owner is Cheney in Wyoming.
In 1964, Dick tied the knot with Lynne Vincent, the love of his high school years. Both Elizabeth and Mary, born on March 14 and July 28 respectively, are their daughters.
Liz took over her father’s old congressional seat in 2017, and Mary worked as the director of vice presidential operations for the Bush and Cheney reelection campaigns.
Liz and her boyfriend Philip J. Perry have five children, while Mary and her spouse Heather Poe have two. In 2012, Cheney urged Maryland lawmakers to allow same-sex unions in a statement he made after leaving office.
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