Thursday, January 20

Donald Trump’s anti-establishment cabinet owns more wealth than the annual GDP of 87 countries


 

 

It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s cabinet is richer than your nan’s Christmas pudding.

Todd Ricketts, Trump’s pick for deputy commerce secretary, has an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion, and the new secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, is worth $2.5bn.

Altogether, the cabinet is worth an estimated $14.5bn. That’s more than the GDP of 87 countries (or 14 countries combined,) according to UN data from 2014.

And Trump still has a few picks left to make.

Unsurprisingly, there are worries Trump’s cabinet will make decisions to benefit their own bulging bank accounts.

The man of the people’s cabinet includes a billionaire heiress, a former Goldman Sachs partner, which is weird, considering Trump has promised to “drain the swamp” of politicians to end corruption in government…

These are all the countries worse off than Trump’s cabinet:

• Tuvalu

• Montserrat

• Kiribati

• Nauru

• Marshall Islands

• Palau

• Anguilla

• Cook Islands

• Federated States of Micronesia

• Sao Tome and Principe

• Tonga

• Dominica

• Comoros

• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

• Turks and Caicos Islands

• Vanuatu

• Samoa

• The Gambia

• Saint Kitts and Nevis

• Grenada

• British Virgin Islands

• Sint Maarten

• Solomon Islands

• Guinea-Bissau

• Antigua and Barbuda

• Zanzibar

• Somalia

• Saint Lucia

• Seychelles

• Dijibouti

• Belize

• Central African Republic

• San Marino

• Cape Verde

• Bhutan

• Lesotho

• Liberia

• Greenland

• Aruba

• Burundi

• Maldives

• Guyana

• Curacao

• Andorra

• Cayman Islands

• Eritrea

• Barbados

• Swaziland

• Fiji

• Togo

• Montenegro

• Sierra Leone

• Timor-Leste

• Mauritania

• Suriname

• Bermuda

• French Polynesia

• Malawi

• Liechtenstein

• Guinea

• Monaco

• Kosovo

• Kyrgyzstan

• Rwanda

• Moldova

• Niger

• The Bahamas

• Haiti

• Tajikistan

• Benin

• New Caledonia

• Malta

• Madagascar

• Armenia

• Sougth Sudan

• Macedonia

• Laos

• Nicaragua

• Mali

• Mongolia

• Mauritius

• Burkina Faso

• Arab Palestinian areas

• Chad

• Albania

• Namibia

• Jamaica

• The Republic of Congo

• Zimbabwe

• Senegal

• Botswana

• Georgia

• Papua New Guinea

• Equatorial Guinea

• Cambodia

• Iceland

• Mozambique

• Brunei

• North Korea

• Gabon

• Bosnia and Herzegoniva

• Nepal

• Honduras

• Afghanistan

• Cyprus

• El Salvador

• Estonia

• Zambia

• Uganda

• Trinidad and Tobago

• Paraguay

• Latvia

• Cameroon

• Bolivia

• Bahrain

• Cote d’lvoire

• Jordan

• Democratic Republic of the Congo

Your nan’s Christmas pudding isn’t looking so bad now, is it?