This afternoon, amid plenty of speculation, Pres. Donald Trump appointed John Kelly as his Chief of Staff. John Kelly was previously the secretary of homeland security, although it’s unclear what will happen to that role.
Like many in the Trump administration, Kelly is extremely wealthy. However, he is not quite as wealthy as some of Trump’s other advisors, like Wilbur Ross.
So what is John Kelly net worth?
Most of John Kelly’s career has been in the military. He started as a US Marine who was drafted to serve in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he went back to study in foreign service, before returning to the military.
He served in many roles in the military over decades, and eventually became an assistant to the Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration.
In December 2018, Kelly was chosen as Sec. of Homeland security by Donald Trump. In that role he pushed the US border wall, as well as the Muslim ban, and other Trump policies.
While John Kelly has spent almost all of his career in the US military, he does have certain external positions. He has served as a board member, advisor, and/or independent contractor for several defense contracting and lobbying firms. Those include DynCorp, Flatter and Associates, and Beacon Global Strategies.
Kelly receives payment from several of these companies, and has received nearly $200,000 from DynCorp.
John Kelly has most of his money in federal government pensions. He also has some real estate, worth up to $250,000. In total, John Kelly net worth is estimated at around $4 million.