7 interesting tidbits from White House financial disclosures

7 interesting tidbits from White House financial disclosures
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A massive release of disclosures on Friday night offers a unique glimpse into the lives of some of President Trump's highest-profile aides.

The financial disclosures detail the personal finances of about 180 senior White House staffers. 


The release revealed an administration stacked with millionaires, whose combined net worth exceeds $12 billion.

It also shed light on a number of interesting price tags, from the pricey wedding merchandise one top aide got from a reality TV show to the surprising six-figure salary of a former Breitbart reporter.

Here are seven attention-grabbing tidbits from the disclosures:

- Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" and now a top aide in the White House, was given an estimated $25,000 in merchandise from Kleinfeld Bridal for an appearance on the TLC show "Say Yes to the Dress."

- White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon earned as much as $100,000 from television show royalties, including from the popular 1990s show "Seinfeld" — the result of a decades-old deal involving the show's production company and Bannon's own investment bank.

- Bannon received more than $125,000 in consulting fees from Cambridge Analytica, where he served as vice president and secretary. Cambridge Analytica is largely funded by GOP megadonor Robert Mercer.

- Counselor to the President Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump’s new strategy: Chummer-in-Chief Kellyanne Conway responds to idea of Clinton 2020 campaign House Dems preview plans to flex oversight muscles MORE was paid more than $5,000 each for 66 different consulting jobs before taking her post in the White House.

- One of Bannon's top aides, Julia Hahn, made more than $117,000 in her previous job as a reporter for right-wing news site Breitbart News and another $74,000 as a producer for conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. In all, Hahn reported investments that could be worth as much as $2.5 million.

- KT McFarland, a former Fox News analyst and now Trump's deputy national security adviser, reported more than $125,000 in income last year from a number of speaking gigs. The payments are part of the millions of dollars in income and assets McFarland listed for her and her husband on her filings.

- The disclosures also revealed the vast wealth held by first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior White House advisor Jared Kushner. They remain the beneficiaries to Kushner's family's real estate business, worth as much as $740 million. 

Ivanka Trump's personal business trust, which encompasses her fashion brand, is worth more than $50 million, according to Kushner's financial disclosure.