What is Liz Cheney’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||28 July 1966|
|Salary (Annual):||$250 Thousand+|
Liz Cheney is an American politician and attorney who has a net worth of $6 million. Cheney served as a representative for Wyoming’s Ione Congress member of the United States of America and she holds the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership from 2019 to 2021.
She is also the third woman to be elected after Cathy McMorris and Deborah Pryce. Let us find out about how Cheney came into the political game and how she amassed her wealth.
Early Life and Career
Liz Chaney was born in Wisconsin on July 28, 1966, and was the daughter of the former Vice President Dick Chaney and Second Lady Lynne Cheney. Her parents were still studying at the University of Wisconsin- Madison at the time of her being born. While Cheney attended Middle School in Casper, Wyoming, her father campaigned for Congress.
They lived between Casper and Washington between the 1970s and the 1980s while her father was elected to the Congress. She attended McLean High School and graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in Arts. She wrote the thesis ‘The Evolution of Presidential War Powers,’ and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
Cheney worked for the State Department at the United States Agency for International Development between 1989 and 1993, before attending law school. She then took a position at the Armitage Associates LLP, a consulting firm founded by Richard Armitage who was a Deputy Secretary of State and a former Defense Department official.
Cheney practiced law at the White & Case as an International Law attorney and a consultant for the International Finance Corporation, a World Bank Group member. She also served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union and a USAID officer in the U.S. embassies in Warsaw and Budapest.
Cheney was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, a position created exclusively by Richard Boucher for her according to sources cited by the New York Times. The Sunday Times also quoted saying that Cheney’s appointment was America getting serious about Middle Eastern Reform.
She was given power and control of the Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative, which was designed to care for the needs of literacy, economic progress, and political reform.
Cheney left the State Department position in a year to work for Bush-Cheney’s re-election campaign and participated in the ‘W Stands for Women’ initiative to target female voters. She once again returned to the U.S. State Department and was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.
She promoted and targeted democracy, economic opportunities, and education in North Africa and the Middle East. She also simultaneously headed the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group and established a unit within the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
In 2007, Cheney signed up for Fred Thompson’s Presidential Campaign for the 2008 elections. He subsequently dropped out and Cheney worked for Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign as a senior foreign policy advisor. In 2012, she was hired as a contributor to the Fox News channel and guest-starred in programs such as Fox News Sunday and Hannity.
In 2014, she announced she would run for the Senate from Wyoming as a Republican. Her campaign was criticized as she opposed same-sex marriage and withdrew her campaign citing health issues. In 2015, Cheney once again reconsidered standing for Wyoming’s House Seat. She was supported by the American Oil tycoon Simon Kukes and was elected with 60% of the votes in her favor.
She was once again re-elected to the House in 2018 and officiated as the Chair of the House Republican Conference. She was the third-ranking Republican in the chamber. She once again was elected to the House in 2020 with 69% of the votes in her favor.
Cheney was sworn into office in 2017 and supported Trump’s Presidential Campaign and co-sponsored the legislation supporting Endangered Species Act. She was criticized by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for holding Mexico-U.S.Border immigrants as holding concentration camp victims. She constantly showed support to the Trump administration and was a loyal Trumpist.
But following the Capitol attack, Cheney announced she would vote to impeach Trump for his role in the attack. Trump instructed his insurrectionists to get rid of Cheney as she betrayed the former President.
She was also asked to step down from Wyoming Republican House for her vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment. She was no longer recognized as a member of the party in 2021 citing that Cheney did not provide concrete evidence for the impeachment of the former president. Cheney was requested to take part in the House Investigation of the Capitol attack.
Cheney has won awards and recognitions despite her controversial nature. She was listed on Forbes 50 over 50, as a list of notable leaders, creators, entrepreneurs, and scientists over the age of 50. She was also listed as Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. On April 22, 2022, Cheney was the recipient Profile Courage Award named by John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for defending democracy.
Cheney made her millions in the numerous high-ranking positions she took throughout her career especially government jobs paying her $150,000 per year. She also inherited a large share from her father, Dick Cheney, who was the former Vice President and was earning millions of dollars during his tenure.
Cheney’s husband, Philip Perry is also an attorney, who also earns equivalent to Cheney and worked for a few governmental agencies. He served as an associate general for the Department of Justice and the Office of Management and Budget.
Cheney and her husband have reportedly made significant real estate investments that grew their net worth largely. They purchased a home in Wisconsin for an estimated $1.63 million. She has five children with her husband Philip Perry, named Grace Perry, Kate Perry, Philip Richard Perry, Elizabeth Perry, and Richard Perry.
As of 2022, Cheney’s net worth is estimated at $6 million. She is a politician and attorney at large who has served several Presidents and has been the eyes of controversy in recent years. Cheney also intends to run for Presidential elections in 2024 and help restore her party.