With just six months in office, the Trump Administration has undergone several public firings and resignations of top White House officials. The most recent being the firing of Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted just 10 days before being fired Monday.
Here is a look at all the top players who’ve exited the White House since President Donald Trump was inaugurated and how much they are worth.
When he served as national security adviser, Michael Flynn made recommendations to the president on national security and foreign policy, coordinating among various government agencies. Or at least that’s what it said in his job description. Flynn was fired over his connection with top Russian officials, who are considered foreign adversaries. While he was in office, however, he earned a salary of $176,461.
Katie Walsh served as White House deputy chief of staff — a position that comes with a salary of $176,461 — through March. According to Politico, Walsh is a longtime top adviser to Reince Priebus, who served as White House chief of staff until he resigned on July 27.
Walsh currently works as a senior adviser for the nonprofit America First Policies.
Previously a freelance national security commentator on Fox News, Kathleen Troia (K.T.) McFarland was asked to step down from her position as deputy national security advisor in April, according to Bloomberg.
In the June 30, 2017, White House Annual Report to Congress on White House Office Personnel, McFarland was listed as receiving an annual salary of $179,700.
In May, Trump nominated McFarland to become the ambassador to Singapore. “While I am sorry to lose her, K.T.’s work in developing policies that put American interests first will have a lasting impact,” the president said in a statement. Her nomination is pending Senate confirmation.
Michael Dubke served as the White House communications director under Trump until he resigned on May 18. In an email to friends, Dubke said his reasons for leaving the White House were personal but that it had been his “greatest honor to serve President Trump and this administration,” according to Politico.
Dubke has returned to working at Black Rock Group, a communications and public affairs firm he co-founded in 2009.
With nearly a 30-year run in the Department of Justice, Sally Yates is no stranger to the law. She was sworn in as deputy attorney general in 2015 under former President Obama and was serving as acting attorney general until she refused to support President Trump’s travel ban earlier this year, a move that got her fired from the position. Yates’ net worth is unknown, but in a 2014 financial disclosure she reported owning more than $1.5 million in stock for companies such as Coca-Cola and Equifax.
As President Trump’s former chief of staff, Reince Priebus made an annual salary of $176,461, but that’s pennies compared to his earnings from serving as RNC chairman. According to Fortune, Priebus took in more than half a million dollars in salary and bonuses from the Republican Party.
The longest-serving RNC chairman, Priebus took over a party that was $24 million in debt in 2011 after serving as its general counsel. However, his role in the White House wasn’t nearly as successful. Just days after Trump hired former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci — who made headlines over fiery tweets aimed at Priebus — the chief of staff stepped down from his role.
Former FBI Director James Comey was less than halfway through his expected 10-year term when he was fired by President Trump in May of 2017.
In a report to the Senate just before he was hired four years prior, the former prosecutor claimed a net worth of $11 million. That number almost immediately increased after he was confirmed, as Comey received a profit-sharing payout of more than $3 million from Bridgewater Associates, the hedge fund where he was previously employed as an attorney.
As a Level II executive, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management lists Comey’s estimated pay at $187,000 in 2017. Had he completed his expected 10-year term, Comey would have earned more than $1.8 million total as FBI director.
After a rocky tenure behind the podium, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tendered his resignation on July 21, making way for his long-rumored successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Though Spicer’s net worth is unknown, his $179,700 yearly salary as press secretary was released in an annual report to Congress on June 30.
A 2017 public financial disclosure revealed that Spicer has holdings in several major corporations, including up to a $50,000 stake in Coca-Cola, Verizon and AT&T, as well as an up to $100,000 stake in McDonald’s. Spicer also is somewhat of a real estate tycoon, with million-dollar properties in Rhode Island, Alabama and Virginia.
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With a long history on Wall Street, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci likely has the heftiest pockets on the list. According to his filings with the Office of Government Ethics, Scaramucci made up to $12 million between January 2016 and June 2017 alone. His estimated net worth ranges between about $45 million and $64 million, according to Fortune — not a surprising number considering he earned almost $90,000 for appearing as a contributor on Fox Business Network, as stated in the filing.
What is a surprise? His extremely brief run heading up White House communications. After only 10 days in the position, Scaramucci was fired by John Kelly, former secretary of homeland security and now Chief of Staff.
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Reina Glenn is a senior editor with GoBankingRates. Having produced content for brands such as Quicken, Navy Federal Credit Union, TurboTax and several other Fortune 500 companies, finance is a familiar vertical for her. She started her writing and editing career in the newsroom of UCLA’s award-winning newspaper, the Daily Bruin, and graduated with a degree in English.