Donald Trump's Top Advisors Worth $10 Billion
December 19, 2016

Back in June, Donald Trump told his rallygoers in a speech that he economy was rigged, "It's not just the political system that's rigged, it's the whole economy..."

He continued, "It’s rigged by big donors who want to keep down wages. It’s rigged by big businesses who want to leave our country, fire our workers, and sell their products back into the U.S. with absolutely no consequences for them. It’s rigged by bureaucrats who are trapping kids in failing schools. It’s rigged against you, the American people."

Business Insider reports that after Trump picked billionaire hockey owner Vinnie Viola for secretary of the Army, the net worth of his advisors tops ten billion dollars.

Some of Trump's wealthiest picks for key positions include Betsy DeVos, his choice for secretary of education, worth $5.1 billion, and Wilbur Ross, the nominated secretary of commerce, who is worth $2.5 billion.

Additionally, Trump tapped ExonnMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, worth at least $228 million, to be secretary of state. Steve Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Treasury secretary, is worth at least $100 million, according to estimates.

Similarly, Gary Cohn, the former chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs, has been appointed to a cabinet-level position as National Economic Council director. He had Goldman sharesworth $210 million at the time of his appointment.

Together, the combined net worth of DeVos, Ross, Tillerson, Mnuchin, Viola, and Cohn tops $10 billion. Steve Schwarzman, chairman of Trump's economic advisory forum, is worth an estimated $11 billion.

He's the man that trashed any rival who was associated with Goldman Sachs.

And "draining the swamp" must have meant Trump going to the men's room.

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