Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo Net Worth

$800 Thousand

Mike Pompeo's Salary

$210 Thousand
Last Updated: August 29, 2023
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Net Worth:
$800 Thousand
$210 Thousand
Date of Birth:
Dec 30, 1963 (59 years old)
Place of Birth:
Orange, California, U.S.
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What is Mike Pompeo's Net Worth and Salary?

Mike Pompeo is an American politician and attorney who has a net worth of $800 thousand. From January 2011 to January 2017 he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas's 4th district. Pompeo was the 6th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018. He became the 70th United States Secretary of State in April 2018.

According to his most recent financial disclosure, Mike Pompeo's net worth ranges from $500 thousand to $800 thousand with his largest single asset being a federal pension that is worth $350 thousand. He earned his pension thanks to five years serving in the Army, six years serving in Congress and his time in the Trump administration. When he was tapped to become Secretary of State, Mike and his wife Susan sold their longtime primary residence in Wichita, Kansas for $726,000.

Secretary of State Salary

United States Secretary of State is considered a Level 1 position in the Executive pay schedule. When he was serving in that position, Mike Pompeo earned an annual base salary of $210,700.

Early Life

Mike Pompeo was born on December 30, 1963 in Orange, California to Dorothy and Wayne Pompeo. His paternal grandparents emigrated to the United States in 1899 to 1900 from Abruzzo, Italy. Pompeo attended Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, California and played forward on the basketball team. He graduated from the school in 1982.

After high school, Pompeo then enrolled at the United States Military Academy at West Point and majored in engineering management. While there, he was a classmate of Brian Bulateo and Ulrich Brechbuhl, who later helped Pompeo found Thayer Aerospace. He graduated from West Point in 1986. From 1986 to 1991, Pompeo served in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with the West Germany-based 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the 4th Infantry Division. He served as a tank platoon leader before becoming a cavalry troop executive officer and then later the squadron maintenance officer. Pompeo left the U.S. Army as the rank of captain. In 1994, Pompeo earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. While there, he was an editor of the "Harvard Law Review" and the "Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy."


After graduating from law school, Pompeo worked as a lawyer for Williams & Connolly in Washington. In 1996, Pompeo moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he and three West Point friends acquired three aircraft-parts manufacturers there and in St. Louis. They renamed the entity Thayer Aerospace. In 2006, he sold his interest in the company. Pompeo then became president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturer that was also a partner of Koch Industries.

Pompeo then switched the trajectory of his career in order to get involved in politics. From 2011, Pompeo represented Kansas's 4th congressional district. He served on the United States Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Energy, the United States House Intelligence Subcommittee on the CIA, and the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi. He was also a member of the Congressional Constitution Caucus and was an original sponsor of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. He served as the representative until January of 2017.

On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Pompeo to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was confirmed in January 2017. In February of 2017, he traveled to Turkey and Saudi Arabia. He met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss policy on Syria and ISIL. In August of 2017, Pompeo took direct command of the Counterintelligence Mission Center. During Easter weekend of 2018, Pompeo visited North Korea and met with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the 2018 North Korea-United States summit between Kim and Trump.

Mike Pompeo net worth

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While in this position, Pompeo usually personally delivered the president's daily brief in the Oval Office. At Trump's request, Pompeo met with former NSA official William E. Binney to discuss his doubts of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

In March of 2018, President Trump announced that he would nominate Pompeo to serve as Secretary of State. He succeeded Rex Tillerson, who stepped down on March 31, 2018. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-9 in favor of sending Pompeo's nomination to the full Senate. He was eventually confirmed by the full Senate.

During Pompeo's tenure as Secretary of State, he was described as a staunch Trump loyalist. While he served in the position, a large number of career State Department officials quit, were forced into retirement, or were fired. Pompeo played a role in Trump's three summits with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. In January of 2019, Pompeo began a diplomatic tour of the Middle East to assure regional U.S. partners that, amid the sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, the U.S. mission to destroy the Islamic State had not changed. The tour included stops in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and the Gulf nations.

Pompeo served as Secretary of State until 2021. Some other notable priorities that he oversaw included grounding human rights in religious liberty, brokering peace in the Middle East, and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Personal Life

Pompeo married Leslie Libert in 1986. The couple later divorced. He then married Susan Justice Mostrous in 2000 and formally adopted her son, Nicholas. Pompeo is affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He served as a local church deacon from 2007 to 2009 and also taught Sunday school.

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