FORMER politician Donald Rumsfeld was once worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
It was announced by his family that the former Secretary of Defense had passed away.
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What was Donald Rumsfeld’s net worth?
Donald Rumsfeld was worth $200million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again from January 2001 to December 2006 under George W. Bush.
He was both the youngest and the second-oldest person to serve in the Secretary of Defense role.
Rumsfeld was working in the White House during 9/11 and it’s aftermath.
He oversaw the Pentagon’s response and its initial attack on al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan.
From there, he became a key decision maker during the Iraq War, turning the Pentagon’s attention to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2002.
In 2003, forces invaded Iraq to prevent Hussein from launching attacks with weapons of mass destruction.
This prompted a guerrilla war in the country after none were found.
Bush fired Rumsfeld in 2006, following thousands of deaths of US troops as well as Iraqi and Afghani civilians.
What was his cause of death?
Rumsfeld passed way on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
The cause of Rumsfeld’s death was multiple myeloma, according to his spokesman, Keith Urbahn.
Hi family told of their “deep sadness” at his passing.
A statement read: “It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
“History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country.”
The statement confirmed that he passed away “surrounded by family” in Taos, New Mexico.
He was 88-years-old at the time of his death.
Who is Donald Rumsfeld’s wife Joyce H. Pierson?
In December 1954, Rumsfeld married Joyce H Pierson.
The couple were classmates at New Trier High School, with Joyce going on to gain a BA in Art History from the University of Colorado in 1954.
The couple have three children together, Valerie, Donald and Marcy.
They also have seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Rumsfeld and Pierson live in St. Michaels, Maryland.
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