From $1.6 million to $1.1 billion: How much the 10 wealthiest members of Trump's cabinet are worth
- President Donald Trump's Cabinet is the wealthiest of recent administrations.
- Populated by former executives, bankers, and public figures, Trump's cabinet represents some of the most elite groups in the country.
When Trump raised eyebrows by announcing the select group of executives, bankers, and media-made millionaires, he defended his choices as deliberately searching for successful people, likening the future department heads to wealthy athletes."I want people that made a fortune because now they're negotiating with you," Trump said in December 2016. "It's not different than a great baseball player or a great golfer."
Though there have been a bevy of staff changes over the past two years, Trump's Cabinet has remained full of high earners.