Liz Cheney is an attorney and politician from the United States. She presently represents Wyoming’s at-large congressional district in the United States Congress. From 2019 through 2021, Cheney held the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership. Liz Cheney’s net worth is expected to be $7 million in 2021.
|Elizabeth Lynne Cheney
|Date of Birth
|July 28, 1966
|55 years old
|Madison, Wisconsin, United States
|Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney
|Party Affiliated with
Liz Cheney was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 28, 1966, to former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney. Mary Cheney, her younger sister, is her other sibling.
She attended McLean High School for her schooling. After that, she graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree. Cheney graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with a Juris Doctorate.
Liz Cheney Net Worth & Political Career
Cheney worked at the State Department for five years and the US Agency for International Development from 1989 to 1993 before entering politics. She then went to work for Armitage Associates, a consulting business.
Cheney served in the State Department during the Bush administration, most notably as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. She was also in charge of the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group, which is part of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs of the State Department.
Cheney chose to run for the Senate as a Republican in Wyoming in 2014, facing Senator Mike Enzi. However, criticism of aggressive foreign policy and a public fight with her sister over her opposition to same-sex marriage overshadowed her campaign. She dropped out of the contest a year later, claiming family health difficulties as the reason.
Cheney chose to run for the United States House of Representatives in Wyoming in 2015. She received more than 60% of the vote in the election. Cheney was re-elected to the House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, beating Democrat Greg Hunter by almost 65,000 votes. She was then placed third in the House of Representatives, after Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise.
Cheney regained her seat in 2020 after defeating Blake Stanley in the Republican primary with 73 percent of the vote and then Democrat Lynnette Grey Bull with 69 percent of the vote.
Liz Cheney has been a vocal opponent of 45th President Donald Trump. She voted in favour of Trump’s second impeachment for his part in encouraging a crowd to assault the US Capitol. She was ousted from her post as chair of the House Republican Conference as a result of her tough stance on the Capitol riot and her opposition to 45th President Donald Trump.
She is married to Philip Perry in her personal life. He is an attorney who formerly served as the acting associate general of the Department of Justice and the Office of Management and Budget’s general counsel. He is also a partner in the Washington firm Latham & Watkins.
In Wyoming, Cheney and Philip Perry married in 1993. Grace Perry, Kate Perry, Philip Richard Perry, Elizabeth Perry, and Richard Perry are their five children.
Liz Cheney Net Worth
Liz Cheney’s net worth is projected to be between $5 million and $8 million as of 2021. Since 2002, she has worked in government roles. High-ranking government officials earn an average of $150,000 a year. Prior to that, she spent almost 5 years with Armitage Associates LLP, a consulting business.