James Mattis

Retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis currently serves in the president Trump’s administration as the United States Secretary of Defense. According to some sources, James Mattis’s estimated net worth is currently $5 million as of 2017, so how did he amassed such a nice sum?

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James Mattis was born on September 8th, 1950, in Pullman, Washington. He graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, and continued with his studies at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College. He also has a Bachelor of Arts from the Central Washington University.

Mattis had a long military career, which started in 1969 after joining the Marine Corps Reserve. He served a commander in Persian Gulf War and Afghanistan War. He held several offices before becoming the Secretary of Defense, including the Commander of United States Central Command from 2010 to 2013.

What about Mattis’ personal life? He is a bachelor, never being married and having no children. That earned him a nickname “The Warrior Monk”. His lifelong passion is studying military and world history. He owns a huge personal library.