After a quadruple number of unanticipated decisions, Donald Trump has recently made an abrupt announcement about the dismissal of the US Secretary of States, Rex Tillerson. Tillerson fired news itself is a wakeup call to the Trump Administration.

Despite having any prior experience, Rex Tillerson was appointed by Donald Trump himself before as the US Secretary. However, his tenure came to an end on March 31, 2018, leaving the whole world puzzled.

Why President Trump fired Rex Tillerson?

Unlike before, Trump did not present the reasons behind his immediate decision of firing Rex Tillerson. Nevertheless, Rex’s behaviors towards other White House staffs and foreign delegates were problematic according to the sources.

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He was previously reported to create chaos among other officials and broke openly with President Trump on different issues. Those issues ranged from the clash between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the American reply to Russia’s cyber antagonism.

Having said that President Trump announced his dismissal through a tweet which states,

Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

Eventually, Mike Pompeo replaced Rex Tillerson. The political career of a former gigantic corporate American hence came to an embarrassing end.

Who is Rex Tillerson? Rex Tillerson’ Wiki-Like Bio

Rex Tillerson was born on March 23, 1952. Hence, Tillerson is currently 66 years of age. He is initially a civil engineer and also a government official who served the nation as the 69th United States Secretary of State, under President Donald Trump.

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Earlier he was the chief executive officer in Exxon, a joint United States-Russia oil company. Moreover, he served as a long run volunteer in Boys Scouts of America.

Regarding the personal life, Rex Tillerson married twice. After his divorce with his first wife, he tied the knot with Renda St. Claire in 1986. He has three sons; twins from his first wife and a boy from his second wife.

Regarding his build, Rex stands with a height of 5 feet 10 inches. In meters, he is 1.78 meters tall.

Rex Tillerson Net Worth

So, what do you think about the net worth of such a high-level official like Rex Tillerson?

According to the sources, Rex Tillerson’ net worth is at least $300 million. He reportedly left Exxon, the world’s sixth largest revenue paying company, with a retirement package worth $180 million.

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Tillerson embraces a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Since Tillerson was also the Vice President of Exxon, he earned a lot during his tenure there. In 2012 alone, Rex earned $40.5 million. Similarly, in 2013, it was $28.1 million, in 2014, it was $33.1 million, and in 2015, it was $27.2 million.

As a matter of fact, Rex Tillerson also has $54 million stock in Exxon.

Career History Of Rex Tillerson as the US Secretary

After intentionally leaving Exxon with a purpose to work under Trump, he was appointed as the 69th US Secretary on February 1, 2017. Initially, he boarded his first overseas trip as Secretary of State on February 15, 2017, to Bonn, Germany for a foreign meeting with G20.

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There, he had a formal meeting urging Russia to withdraw from Eastern Ukraine. He stated

“the United States will consider working with Russia when we can find areas of practical cooperation that will benefit the American people. Where we do not see eye to eye, the United States will stand up for the interests and values of America and her allies. As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk Agreements and work to de-escalate the violence in Ukraine.”

On February 23, 2017, he departed to Mexico to talk over the US- Mexico border security concerns. Following that he made numerous other foreign excursions to ensure our diplomatic relationship with Asian, European and African Countries.

Rex Tillerson Other Associations

Rex Tillerson added many feathers on his cap. He is a representative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the American Petroleum Institute. Moreover, he is also a member of the Business Roundtable.

He, later, became one of the members of the National Academy of Engineering in 2013. Tillerson was also a fellow of the executive committee of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012 respectively.