Some Top White House Aides Who Are Independently Wealthy Chose Not to Take Salaries. Steve Bannon Is Not One of Them
President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law may work for free, but his chief strategist Steve Bannon does not
The White House released a list of staff salaries on Friday, which revealed that Bannon, the former chief of the far-right news site Breitbart, earns $179,700 a year.
According to a financial disclosure form for Bannon released by the White House in late March, the chief strategist disclosed assets between $13 million and $56 million, including his political consultancy, Bannon Strategic Advisors Inc., worth as much as $25 million, Fortune reported at the time.
Ivanka Trump, an advisor to the president, and her husband, Jared Kushner, an assistant and senior adviser to the president, are also independently wealthy, with at least $240 million in assets, according to the White House financial disclosures.
But both accepted unpaid positions when they joined the Trump administration, as did Reed Cordish, a presidential assistant for intragovernmental and technology initiatives who, according to The Washington Post, “comes from a real estate family.”
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Bannon isn’t the only high-paid aide in President Trump’s administration. The Post notes that more than 40 percent of White House staffers earn in excess of $100,000.
And 22 Trump aides — including senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus — are earning $179,700.