Fox News Paid Liz Cheney $281K, Simon & Schuster Paid $350K
Posted at 2:47 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2013
Elizabeth Cheney, a Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate, has reported her personal financial wealth in a new report filed under the Ethics in Government Act.
Elizabeth Cheney, R-Wyo., the daughter of former Vice President Richard Cheney, has reported receiving $281,587 as a Fox News Network contributor providing on-air analysis on policy issues, and $350,000 from Simon & Schuster as a book advance as co-author with her father of Heart: An American Medical Odyssey. The book is about her father’s longstanding heart problems.
She also reported receiving $162,000 from her father, Richard B. Cheney, as a book advance as co-author of In My Time. Richard B. Cheney also paid her $35,625 as a portion of a Nevada speaking fee in January 2013.
Other speech fees received included $39,325 from the Desert Forum (CA); $18,000 from Ball State University (IN); $16,000 from the Florida Council of 100 (FL); $12,000 from Marquette University (WI); and $8,000 from the Young America’s Foundation (OH). Her spouse was paid $10,000 for an appearance at the Federalist Society (DC).
Major assets include a Citibank joint savings account with her spouse that has a valuation of $1 million to $5 million; numerous investment accounts; and her spouse’s equity ownership in Latham & Watkins LLP valued at $500,001 to $1 million.