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How rich is Mike Pompeo?

Name: Michael Richard Pompeo

Born: December 30, 1963

Occupation: Entrepreneur, politician, and CIA director

Mike Pompeo, fair use
Mike Pompeo, fair use

Mike Pompeo was born in Orange, California on December 30, 1963. He is the son of Wayne Pompeo and Dorothy Mercer.

He attended Los Amigos High School. When he graduated, Mike enrolled in the United States Military Academy at West Point, majoring in mechanical engineering. In 1994, Mike earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Mike is presently married to Susan Pompeo and the couple have one son, Nicholas.

Mike served in the U.S. Army from 1986 to 1991 as an Armor Branch Cavalry Officer – he was eventually promoted to Captain. He represented the U.S. military in Germany (patrolling the Iron Curtain) and Iraq (fighting in the Gulf War).

After returning to civilian life and obtaining his JD, he worked in private practice with Williams & Connolly. He would later enter the business world, starting three aircraft businesses with three West Point graduates peers. In 2006, Mike would sell his share in the company to Highland Capital Management. He was also tapped by Sentry International to be president of the oilfield equipment company.

In 2010, Mike decided to dip his toe in politics by running for Congress. He would win a seat representing the 4th Congressional District in Kansas. He would be re-elected three more times. During his time in Congress, Mike landed on multiple committees and subcommittees, such as the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and United States House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Soon after winning the White House, President Donald Trump nominated Mike to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He was overwhelmingly confirmed. After a little more than a year on the job, Trump nominated Mike to be the next Secretary of State, succeeding Rex Tillerson.

Here are some of his political positions: he supports national surveillance programs, he wants regime change in North Korea and Iran, he thinks Edward Snowden and Julian Assange should face due process, he opposes the Affordable Care Act, and he opposes the shutting down of secret prisons.

We estimate that Mike Pompeo’s net worth is $500,000 (2017).

So how much is $500,000 really?

$500,000 can pay for the salary of the President of the United States. $500,000 can cover a fraction of the CIA’s $52 billion annual budget.


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