What Is Tom Vilsack’s Net Worth?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Susan Walsh/AP/Shutterstock (11538861j)Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who the Biden administration chose to reprise that role, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, DelBiden, Wilmington, United States - 11 Dec 2020.
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The secretary of agriculture under both of former President Barack Obama’s terms, Tom Vilsack, former Iowa governor, left politics to become the highest-paid executive at Dairy Management Inc., according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He earned a salary of just under $1 million at the nonprofit Dairy Export Council, which supports dairy farmers and promotes milk and other dairy product consumption.

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Tom Vilsack’s Net Worth: $1 Million-$5 Million

Online sources placed Vilsack’s net worth between $1 million and $5 million, with assets in farmland, commercial real estate and various checking, savings and money market accounts as of 2014. He also has at least $101,000 invested in the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on Feb. 2. Since that hearing, he has been confirmed as Biden’s agriculture secretary.

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