President-elect Donald Trump is surrounding himself with some very wealthy people. Let's take a look at his wealthy nominees for top posts.
The investor is Trump’s choice to be commerce secretary. He is worth roughly $2.5 billion, according to Forbes, after earning a fortune restructuring failed companies in industries such as steel, coal, telecommunications, foreign investment and textiles.
Trump’s choice to lead the Small Business Administration is worth an estimated $1.35 billion, according to Bloomberg. She made her fortune, along with husband Vince, by turning WWE into a global powerhouse.
The former labor secretary is Trump’s choice for transportation secretary. She is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and is a former Bank of America executive who was worth $16.9 million back in 2008, according to OpenSecrets.org.
Trump’s choice for energy secretary is a former governor of Texas estimated to be worth about $3 million, according to the Associated Press. Perry has close ties to the Texas oil industry and has received large donations from energy industry executives.
The former Michigan GOP chair and education activist was selected to be education secretary. Her family is worth $5.1 billion, according to Forbes. Betsy’s husband, Dick, is the son of Richard DeVos Sr., the billionaire co-founder of the company Amway.
The senator from Alabama is set to be Attorney General when Trump moves into the White House. Mutual funds, municipal bonds and real estate investments have given him a net worth of $6 million, according to Forbes.
The man nicknamed “Mad Dog” is Trump’s selection for secretary of defense is worth about $5 million, according to Forbes. Besides military pay and a pension, he sat on the board of Theranos and remains a director of defense contractor General Dynamics, for which he was generously paid, according to the International Business Times.