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Dick Cheney just got a reprieve. For some time, his heart has been grinding along begrudgingly. The former Vice President of the U.S. was a recent recipient of a heart transplant in the Virginia area. Now that he has a new lease on life, he should be able to better distribute the net worth that he has muster in both public and private sectors that amounts to $140,895,000.
Cheney served a double term along side President George W. Bush from 2000 through 2008. Always considered a smart political tactician, Cheney was never known to be a quiet behind the scenes V. P. His government service included being tapped to help in the administrations of Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and as a congressman for his residential district in Wyoming.
His private business sector experience came as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Co. from 1995-2000. Halliburton is a huge multi-national that is involved in all sectors of business, including construction, security, development and energy.
The Nebraska native began his political life in 1978 as a House Representative for Wyoming. After two failed attempts to study at Yale, Cheney matriculated at Wyoming University with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees in political science.
A couple of early DUI arrests set him on a different course. He decided early that he had to straighten his life out or he would be headed to disaster. He stopped drinking as a result. Cheney is one of the few U.S. Citizens to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As the Secretary of Defense for President George H.W. Bush, Cheney directed the invasion of Panama in order to flush out General Norriega and he also directed Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East.