Donald Rumsfeld is a retired American political figure and businessman. He has served as the United States Secretary of Defense during the service of two presidents, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. He has served for the second longest serving time in his office. Donald is also the second oldest and the youngest person to serve in this position. Here is a quick summary of Donald Rumsfeld’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Donald Rumsfeld Early Life
Donald Henry Rumsfeld was born on 9th of July in the year 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is the son of George Donald Rumsfeld and Jeannette Kearsley. Donald studied at Baker Demonstration School and New Trier High School. He then joined Princeton University from which he graduated with a degree in Political Science in the year 1954. Donald also joined Georgetown University Law Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Law but did not complete his graduation.
In his own life right now Donald has a big family. He is married to Joyce P. Pierson since the year 1954 and the couple is great grandparents. Donald and Joyce have three children.
Donald Rumsfeld Career, Awards & Achievement
After graduating from Princeton University, Donald worked in the navy. After three years, he began his career in politics. He started working for Congress at the age of 30. While working he got a proposal of being head of the Office of Economic Opportunity from President Richard Nixon in the year 1974. While working as the Counsellor, he got promotions and became an ambassador to NATO. Later in the year 1975 during the presidency of President Ford, Donald was nominated as Secretary of Defense.
When Ford lost in the elections in the year 1976, Donald started working as a businessman and had a pharmaceutical company and also served as the chairman of various organizations. Donald was again appointed as the Secretary of Defense in the year 2001 by President George W. Bush. During his working period, Donald handled major projects like the attacks of September 11. He was named under various scandals due to which he had to resign in the year 2006.
After his retirement from the politics, Donald published his autobiography “Known and Unknown: A Memoir” as well as many other books. He is currently involved in philanthropy.
Awards & Achievements
Donald Rumsfeld has worked great in all the domains of his life. He has been accoladed well for his work. He has been honored with 11 honorary degrees and 20 other awards which he got for his work in the field of politics. Donald was also considered as Outstanding CEO in the pharmaceutical industry for his work in his pharmaceutical company “G. D. Searle & Company”.
Net worth of Donald Rumsfeld
Donald Rumsfeld has earned a net worth of $25 million. He has earned his money from various sources. Donald’s net worth was contributed by his salary as the United States Secretary of Defense and is also contributed by his various ventures like the pharmaceutical company.
Donald Rumsfeld is a retired American political figure and businessman who has earned a net worth of $25 million. He has worked great in his career and has done great works like taking very crucial decisions about the country or regarding his own company.