Dick Cheney’s Net Worth: How Much Is His Total Wealth in 2022?

Richard Bruce Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 30, 1941. This is where Dick Cheney grew up. He grew up in Casper, Wyoming, with his parents, Marjorie and Richard, and his two younger brothers and sisters, Bob and Susan. Richard was a soil conservation agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Mary was a good softball player in the 1930s.

Dick went to Lincoln’s College View Elementary School, called Calvert Elementary School, and Casper’s Natrona County High School, where he was president of his senior class and captain of the football team.

After high school, Cheney went to Yale University but dropped out after less than 2 years because he was getting bad grades. After leaving Yale, he was arrested twice in 1962 and 1963, for driving while drunk.

He later went to Caspar College and earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Wyoming. He started getting his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison but left in 1966 to work as a staff assistant for Governor Warren Knowles.

Career in Politics

Dick Cheney Net Worth

Cheney got a congressional fellowship from the American Political Science Association in 1968. He moved to Washington, DC, to work as an intern for Congressman William Steiger. Cheney worked in the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1969 to 1970 under Donald Rumsfeld.

During the presidency of Gerald Ford, Cheney was the President’s Deputy Assistant. He later became the President’s Assistant and Chief of Staff of the White House. He was also the campaign manager for Ford’s presidential run in 1976. In the years after, he was a White House staff assistant and an assistant director of the Cost of Living Council.

Cheney was chosen to represent Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. He was re-elected 5 times, and from 1981 to 1987, he was the head of the House Republican Policy Committee. Cheney was elected House Minority Whip in 1988, but he left the House of Representatives in 1989 to become George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, a job he held until 1993.

During Dick’s time as Secretary of Defense, he oversaw the military campaigns Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm. For this, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official.

A Career in Private Sector

Dick Cheney Net Worth

After Bill Clinton became president in 1993, Cheney quit his job at the Department of Defense. From 1993 to 1995, Dick was a director of the Council on Foreign Relations for the second time. He joined the American Enterprise Institute (he served his first term from 1987 to 1989). Cheney worked for the oilfield services company Halliburton as CEO and Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 2000.

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When he quit joining George W. Bush’s administration, he reportedly got a $20 million retirement package. In 2002, Halliburton’s investors sued the company as a group, saying it had cheated them out of money. In 2016, the case was settled for $100 million. The Nigerian government charged Cheney and Halliburton with corruption in 2010. The charges were dropped after the company paid a $250 million settlement.

Vice Presidency

Cheney was George W. Bush’s vice president from 2001 to 2009. During that time, he openly and actively influenced White House policy, especially regarding foreign policy, environmental policy, and how war prisoners were treated. Cheney was a big part of how the administration handled the “War on Terror.”

He said publicly that Iraq had weapons that could kill many people and ties to Al Qaeda. Cheney acted as president twice while Bush was sedated for minor medical procedures.

On February 27, 2007, when Cheney was at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, there was a suicide bombing outside the front gate. Twenty people were killed, and 23 were hurt. The Taliban said they were to blame for the attack. They said Osama bin Laden permitted them to do it, and Cheney was the intended target.

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During his office, Cheney was often criticized for supporting the administration’s “enhanced interrogation program,” which involved waterboarding terrorists who had been caught. When he left office, his approval rating was only 13%.

Net Worth of Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney Net Worth

American politician, author, and business executive Dick Cheney is worth $150 million. Cheney was the 46th Vice President of the United States. He worked for President George W. Bush, and many think he was the most powerful vice president in American history. Most people know Cheney for his long career in the Republican party, but his $100 million net worth shows that he also did well in the private sector.

Most of Dick Cheney’s money comes from his time as CEO of the oil services company Halliburton. From 1995 to 2000, Cheney was CEO. According to financial reports in 2000, Cheney made a total of $72.5 million. That comprised a base salary of $12.5 million, retirement benefits worth $20 million, and stock options worth $40 million.

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Halliburton was the 22nd largest military contractor in the U.S. the year before Cheney became Vice President. They were the seventh by 2003. During his office, Dick made much money from the company through deferred pay, retirement benefits, and bonuses.

In 2008, when he told the public about his wealth, Cheney’s net worth was between $20 million and $100 million. President George W. Bush, on the other hand, was worth between $7 million and $20 million at the time.

After being Vice President

On March 24, 2012, Cheney had a heart transplant two years after his fifth heart attack. Cheney left public office after the Bush administration. He and his daughter Liz wrote two books: “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir” in 2011 and “Exceptional: Why the World Needed a Powerful America” in 2015.

Personal Life

Dick Cheney Net Worth

In 1964, Dick married his high school sweetheart, Lynne Vincent. They have two daughters: Mary, who was born on March 14, 1969, and Elizabeth, who was born on July 28, 1966. In 2017, Liz took over her father’s old seat in Congress, and Mary was the Director of Vice Presidential Operations for Bush and Cheney’s campaign to get re-elected.

Liz is married to Philip J. Perry and has five kids with him. Mary is married to Heather Poe and has two kids with her. Cheney spoke out in favor of same-s*x marriage after he left office. In 2012, he urged Maryland lawmakers to make it legal.

On February 11, 2006, while hunting quail in Kenedy County, Texas, Cheney accidentally shot his friend Harry Whittington. A bird hit Whittington in the chest, neck, and right cheek. On February 14, he had a heart attack and atrial fibrillation because a pellet was close to his heart. Whittington lived, and the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office found that Cheney did nothing wrong.

Real Estate

Cheney bought a small lot in McLean, Virginia, for $1.35 million on January 12, 2000. He tore down the old house and started building a 12,765-square-foot home in 2008. Dick bought a waterfront home in Saint Michaels, Maryland, for $2.67 million in 2005. In 2019, he sold it for $2.1 million. Cheney has a home in Wyoming as well.

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