The 17 people filling President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBush ethics lawyer: Trump should strip Flynn of military title Dems might begin again with Kamala Harris and California Trump's tax plan builds GOP's path to 2018, 2020, and beyond MORE’s Cabinet and similar positions earn more money than a third of households in America combined, Quartz reported Thursday.
The amount of wealth possessed by the 17 picks, at least $9.5 billion, is greater than the 43 million least wealthy households in America.
Quartz included Vice President-elect Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PenceSenators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visit Overnight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidies Trump, a possible war with North Korea is not one of 'self-defense' MORE and Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff, on its list.
The wealthiest members of Trump’s Cabinet include Education pick Betsy DeVos, who is worth $5.1 billion, and Commerce pick Wilbur Ross, who is worth $2.9 billion.
It is wealthier than the past two administrations.
The New York Daily News compared President Obama’s richest Cabinet members’ wealth compared with Trump’s picks, and all of them were still less wealthy than Trump’s choices for the same positions.
President George W. Bush’s entire first administration was worth $250 million — which is one-tenth of the wealth Ross possesses on his own, The Washington Post reported.