Elaine Duke Net Worth and Salary: ‘Good News Story’ DHS Head Has a VERY Cushy Life

Elaine Duke was appointed as acting Department of Homeland Security head after John F. Kelly (see his net worth here) was nominated to be President Trump’s Chief of Staff.

Elaine Duke Net Worth and Salary: ‘Good News Story’ DHS Head Has a VERY Cushy Life

But Duke has gotten herself into quite a bit of trouble in the past few days, after she described the devastation and death in Puerto Rico as a “good news story.”

From our research, it’s not surprising that Elaine Duke has no idea what it’s like to be in a situation like Puerto Rico, given how much money she has.

So what is Elaine Duke net worth? What is her salary paid by taxpayers? Read on…

Elaine Duke Earnings, Salary Outside Government

Elaine Duke’s background is in business management. She owns a consulting company called Elaine Duke and Associates, LLC. The company is based in Virginia and was started in 2010.

In her financial disclosure forms, Elaine Duke listed that Elaine Duke & Associates LLC brought in an income of $448,000 in “fees for consulting.” Her consulting clients include many of the companies she is working with, including military giants Booz Allen and General Dynamics.

In addition, Duke earned $27,000 for being on the board of directors of a company called Anser.

Duke personally claims to have between $100,000 and $250,000 in all of four different fund accounts.

Elaine Duke’s husband, meanwhile, earns a large amount from similar companies, as well as director’s fees.

Elaine Duke Salary in Government

Top government appointees, like Omarosa (no comment), earn up to $187,000/year. Duke is earning between $150,000 and $187,000 from taxpayers.

Elaine Duke Net Worth

Elaine Duke has lived very well, not only on her own salary, but also money her husband has.

Duke’s husband alone lists up to $1.75 million in CASH at the bank. That doesn’t include stocks and funds. He also lists several hundred thousand dollars in investments.

In total, Elaine Duke net worth is between $2.8 million and $5.6 million.