Dick Cheney Net Worth
Dick Cheney net worth and salary: Dick Cheney is an American politician, author and business executive who has a net worth of $100 million. Dick Cheney served as the 46th Vice President of the United States (2001 – 2009) under President George W. Bush. Cheney is best known for his long career within the Republican party, but his $100 million net worth reveals lucrative roots in the private sector. Raised in Casper, Wyoming and educated at Yale and the University of Wyoming, Cheney first worked at the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He later served six terms representing the state of Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives, followed by a stint as the Secretary of Defense under the George H.W. Bush administration.
From 1995 to 2000, Cheney stepped into the private sector, serving as CEO for the oilfield services company Halliburton—the source of most of his net worth. In July 2000, Cheney resigned from Halliburton with a reported $20 million retirement package to serve as Vice President under the second Bush administration. As such, Cheney was considered the most influential Vice President in White House history, as he actively and openly influenced White House policy, particularly surrounding foreign policy, environmental policy, and the treatment of prisoners of war. After the Bush administration, Cheney left public office; he maintains homes in Wyoming, Virginia, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Cheney's memoir In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir was published in 2011 and co-written by his daughter Liz Cheney. Dick Cheney also authored the book Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America which was also co-authored by his daughter and published in 2015. When Cheney left office his approval rating was only at 13%, although some consider him to be one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in the history of America. Cheney was House Minority Whip in 1989 and Chair of the House Republican Conference from 1987 to 1989.