Dick Cheney Net Worth: Is He Politician?

Many people consider Cheney to be the most powerful vice president in the annals of United States history. He served as the 46th Vice President of the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush.

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Dick Cheney owes the great majority of his fortune to his tenure as CEO of oil services firm Halliburton. From 1995 through 2000, Cheney served as CEO

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Financial records from the year 2000 show that Cheney was paid a total of $72.5 million during that time period. That comprised a basic salary of $12.5 million, $20 million in retirement benefits, and $40 million in stock option compensation.

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Cheney's net worth was estimated to be between $20 million and $100 million at the time of his 2008 wealth statement. George W. Bush was wealthy between $7 million and $20 million at the time he served as president.

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In Lincoln, Nebraska on January 30, 1941, Richard Bruce Cheney became known as Dick Cheney. Father Richard and mother Marjorie raised him as well as two younger siblings named Bob and Susan in Casper, Wyoming.

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Harry Whittington, a friend of Cheney's, was unintentionally shot by Cheney in Kenedy County, Texas, on February 11, 2006.

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In 1962 and 1963, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after graduating from Yale. With the completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming, he moved on to get his master's degree at Caspar College.

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