WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton, who made a campaign issue of Republican favoritism
of the wealthy, has more millionaires among his top advisers than either Ronald Reagan
or George Bush.
Clinton has at least nine millionaires at the top of his administration, including
several well-to-do lawyers and two Wall Street executives whose fortunes dwarf Clinton's
reported U.S. $863,000 in assets.
Among the top cabinet millionaires are Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, worth at
least U.S. $5.9 million, and Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who is worth
at least U.S. $4.2 million.
But even their fortunes are easily topped by the two top economic advisers Clinton
borrowed from Wall Street, Robert Rubin and Roger Altman. Each is worth tens of millions
In addition, four other cabinet members and a U.N. ambassador with cabinet level
status are millionaires, and five other top aides may well have the distinction,
an Associated Press review of their financial disclosure reports reveals.