President-elect Donald Trump ran on a campaign of blue-collar anger and populism, but he is now drawing fire for stocking his White House with fellow billionaires.
Financial success isn't necessarily a barrier to public service. President Obama has a billionaire on staff too: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is worth an estimated $2.5 billion, from real estate and family banking investments in Chicago.
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But already the combined wealth of Trump's prospective cabinet tops $14 billion — more than 30 times greater than that of even President George W. Bush's White House. And Trump isn't halfway done with his picks.
Here's a look at how some of the wealthiest appointees so far stack up, according to data and estimates by the Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, and OpenSecrets.org:
Co-owner of Chicago Cubs. Billionaire father founded the Ameritrade discount brokerage services.
Daughter-in-law of Amway co-founder. Brother founded Blackwater. Fierce faith-based proponent of school voucher programs.
Dubbed the "king of bankruptcy." Restructured failed companies in steel, coal, and telecommunications using leveraged buyouts.
Worked 17 years at Goldman Sachs. Started his own hedge fund and invested in two Donald Trump projects. Turned around failed home lender IndyMac. Company was involved in string of lawsuits over questionable foreclosure practices.
A former Republican presidential candidate and neurosurgeon with revenue from best-selling books, paid speeches and board positions. Has said social safety net and welfare programs create dependency among poor.
Former member of both Bush administrations. Daughter of a shipping magnate. Married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
An orthopedic surgeon with medical industry companies in his stock portfolio who wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with tax credits and health savings accounts.
Republican Senator from Alabama. Noted advocate for reducing legal immigration. Supported Bush tax cuts, opposed 2009 stimulus and Obamacare.
Top contributors are in legal, health, real estate and utilities, especially a gas and electric company and a coal-mining firm.