Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney Biography, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Former Vice-President, Daughter, Facts & More

Richard Bruce Cheney better known as Dick Cheney ( born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who served as President George W. Bush’s 46th Vice President from 2001 to 2009. Following the death of Walter Mondale in 2021, he is the oldest living former US vice president.

Cheney, often regarded as the most powerful vice president in American history, left office as an unpopular figure in American politics, with a 13 percent popularity rating. His approval rating peaked at 68 percent in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

He currently hits the headlines when he attacked ex-President Donald Trump as a “coward” and a threat to America in a new campaign ad for his daughter, Liz Cheney.

Early Life

Cheney was born to Marjorie Lorraine (née Dickey) and Richard Herbert Cheney in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is primarily English, with Welsh, Irish, and French Huguenot ancestors. Cheney was one of three children; his father was a soil conservation agent for the United States Department of Agriculture, and his mother was a softball star in the 1930s. He went to Calvert Elementary School before moving to Casper, Wyoming, to attend Natrona County High School.

He attended Yale University but, according to his own account, struggled to acclimate and dropped out. Professor H. Bradford Westerfield was one of Cheney’s prominent teachers from his days in New Haven, and he frequently credited him with helping to mold his approach to foreign affairs. He later received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Wyoming. He then began, but did not complete, Ph.D. studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cheney was convicted of driving while intoxicated in November 1962, at the age of 21. (DWI). The next year, he was detained for DWI again. Cheney stated that the arrests influenced him “Consider where I was and where I was going. If I stayed on that path, I would end up in a horrible situation.”

Real/Full Name Dick Cheney
Nickname  Dick
Profession   Politician and businessman
Famous As  Politician and businessman
Wife/ Girlfriend Name Lynne Cheney
Age (approx) 81 Years Old
Height (approx) In centimeters- 175 cm (approx)
In meters- 1.75 m (approx)
In Feet Inches- 5.9 (approx)
Weight (approx) In Kilograms- 75 kg (approx)
In Pounds- 165 lbs (approx)
Eye Colour  Brown
Hair Colour Brown
Date of Birth  30 January 1941
Birth Place Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
School Name Calvert Elementary School
College Name University of Wyoming
Qualifications Graduate
Father Name Richard Herbert Cheney
Mother Name Marjorie Lorraine Dickey
Siblings Not Known
Children Liz Cheney, Mary Cheney
Source Of Income  Politician and businessman
Appeared As  Businessman
Net Worth (approx) $80 – 90 million (Approx)
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Career Highlights

  • Cheney traveled to Washington, D.C., as a legislative fellow in 1968, and began working in President Richard Nixon’s administration in 1969.
  • After briefly leaving government employment in 1973, he became President Gerald Ford’s deputy assistant in 1974 and his chief of staff from 1975 to 1977.
  • In 1978, he was elected to the first of six terms in the United States House of Representatives from Wyoming, where he rose to become Republican whip.
  • Cheney took conservative opinions in the House on abortion, gun control, and environmental regulation, among other matters.

  • He had the first of numerous small heart attacks in 1978, and he had quadruple bypass surgery in 1988.
  • He was Secretary of Defense in President George H.W. Bush’s administration from 1989 to 1993, overseeing military reductions following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
  • Cheney also led the US military invasion of Panama and US involvement in the Persian Gulf War. Cheney joined the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think organization after President Bush failed in his reelection effort in 1992.
  • In 1995, he was appointed chairman and CEO of the Halliburton Company, a supplier of technology and services to the oil and gas industries.
  • Cheney was appointed to head Bush’s vice presidential search committee after his primary victory guaranteed his nomination for the presidency of the United States.
  • Few expected Cheney to eventually become the Republican vice presidential nominee. Cheney suffered another small heart attack two weeks after the election, but he swiftly resumed his job as head of Bush’s presidential transition team.
  • Cheney was an active vice president who utilized his influence to assist determine the administration’s energy policy and Middle East foreign policy.

  • He played a pivotal, contentious role in conveying intelligence assessments that Saddam Hussein of Iraq had created weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in violation of United Nations resolutions—information that the Bush administration used to launch the Iraq War.
  • However, no WMDs were discovered in Iraq. Following Saddam Hussein’s demise, Cheney’s previous company, Halliburton, received large reconstruction contracts from the US government, generating the specter of favoritism and probable wrongdoing—allegations that harmed Cheney’s public image.
  • Critics who have long accused Cheney of being a secretive public servant included members of Congress who sued him for failing to disclose records needed to formulate national energy policy.
  • Cheney stayed in the public glare after leaving office in 2009, frequently speaking on political issues. He had his fifth heart attack in 2010.
  • He received a heart transplant two years later. His autobiography, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, was published in 2011 (cowritten with his daughter Liz Cheney).
  • Cheney also co-wrote Heart: An American Medical Odyssey (2013) with his heart surgeon and Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America (2013) with Liz Cheney (2015).

Dick Cheney Wife

He married Lynne Vincent on August 29, 1964. Cheney’s wife earned a degree in British literature from the University of Wisconsin while he was working as an assistant to Wisconsin Gov. Warren Knowles.

She later served as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH; 1986-93), when she was criticized by both liberals and conservatives for opposing the closure of a disputed NEH-funded display by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati, Ohio. The couple had two children, Elizabeth and Mary.

Dick Cheney Net Worth

Dick Cheney net worth is $100 million. Dick Cheney’s long career in the Republican Party is widely known, but his $100 million net worth shows rich roots in the private sector. The majority of Dick Cheney’s income derives from his time as CEO of oil services firm Halliburton. From 1995 through 2000, Cheney served as CEO.

Dick Cheney made $72.5 million in total income during those years, according to financial records disclosed in 2000. This comprises a base salary of $12.5 million, retirement benefits of $20 million, and stock options worth $40 million.

Secrecy and Spectacle: Why Only Americans Are Worthy of Being Called 'Torturable' | The Nation

During his presidency, Dick Cheney received millions of dollars in deferred income, retirement perks, and bonuses from the corporation. Halliburton was the 22nd-largest military contractor in the United States the year before Dick Cheney became Vice President. They were seventh by 2003. Cheney’s net worth ranged from $20 million to $100 million, according to his 2008 wealth statement. President George W. Bush, by comparison, was worth $7 million to $20 million at the time.

Cheney bought $1.35 million for a small land in McLean, Virginia on January 12, 2000; he destroyed the previous house and began building a 12,765-square-foot home in 2008. Dick spent $2.67 million for a waterfront mansion in Saint Michaels, Maryland, in 2005, and sold it in 2019 for $2.1 million. Cheney also has a residence in Wyoming.

Dick Cheney Height

Dick Cheney stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and is a gorgeous man. He weighs 75 kg or 165 lbs in a healthy way. His eyes are brown, and his hair is equally brown. He wears a size 7 shoe (US). His other body size is yet to be revealed.

Cheney Defines the Bush Administration, Again : NPR

Some Interesting Facts About Dick Cheney:

  • Cheney was chosen as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush’s running mate in the 2000 presidential election in July 2000.
  • Cheney was re-elected to his second term as vice president alongside Bush in 2004, defeating Democratic opponents Senators John Kerry and John Edwards.
  • In 2004, he publicly disagreed with President Bush’s position opposing same-sex marriage, but also stated that it is “appropriately a subject for the states to determine.”

Remembering Why Americans Loathe Dick Cheney - The Atlantic

  • Lynne, his wife, chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1996. She is presently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, as well as a public speaker and author.
  • Cheney experienced his first of five heart attacks on June 18, 1978, at the age of 37, after smoking around three packs of cigarettes each day for nearly 20 years.
  • On February 11, 2006, Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, by mistake while hunting birds at Armstrong Ranch in Kenedy County, Texas.

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