Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary lives in a home with a convention center and tennis club. His choice for army secretary once listed his Manhattan mansion for nine figures, and the adviser chosen to oversee affordable housing policy soaks in a bathtub flanked by corinthian columns.
The incoming U.S. president and his children own a well-publicized network of multimillion-dollar personal residences across New York City—holdings befitting a family fortune built on real estate and development.
But Mr. Trump’s cabinet picks, shaping up to be the wealthiest administration in modern American history, have massive mansions, vacation properties and extravagant in-house amenities that make even the president-elect’s Fifth Avenue penthouse look ordinary.
Here’s a look at the mega-mansions where five of Mr. Trump’s cabinet picks live:
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos
Ms. DeVos, a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and school choice education activist, and her husband Richard DeVos own many millions of dollars worth of real estate in Michigan and vacation spots like Vero Beach, Florida. The family’s assets are owned under several limited liability companies, according to property records. Among their most valuable homes is their primary residence in Ada, Michigan, appraised by the county at roughly $4 million. It’s a massive estate with its own convention center, a maintenance hangar (presumably for their private airplane), a tennis club, indoor swimming pool and pond, according to property records.
The family has also slowly spread their waterfront real estate holdings on South Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan, including two new mansion lots connected by a bridge over a small creek. Together, the two neighboring estates have a combined assessed value of $4.43 million plus a dock with a boat, tennis courts, a pool and more than 25,000 square feet of living space combined, according to city property records.