Tillerson is now the “leading candidate” for the SOS job..Cohn gets tapped
Rex Tillerson, the current CEO, chairman and president of ExxonMobil Corporation, is suddenly the front-runner to be Donald Trump‘s Secretary of State after Rudy Giuliani took himself out of the running for any cabinet position.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is still a candidate, as is Dana Rohrbacher, butThe Wall Street Journal reported on December 9 that Tillerson is now the “leading candidate” for the job. On December 10, NBC News reported that Tillerson is “expected” to be Secretary of State, citing two sources.
Although the 64-year-old Tillerson has worked around the globe as an Exxon executive long before the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999, he has no experience in government or working as a diplomat. He also has close ties to Russia, which will come under increased scrutiny after The Washingon Post reported that a secret CIA assessment concluded that Russia took steps during the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win the presidency.
Tillerson, who has been at Exxon since 1975 and is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, is married to Renda St. Clair and they have four children. Tillerson was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Washington Post reported in April 2016 that Tillerson’s salary is $27.3 million, which was down 18 percent from the previous year. He was expected to retire in March. The Post reports that he has a $69.5 million pension plan and Exxon stock worth about $218 million.
Here’s a look at Tillerson’s life and career: (continue at the link above)
Gary Cohn was born to an Eastern European Jewish family, the son of Victor and Ellen Cohn; and was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Cohn was recruited by Goldman Sachs in 1990.
(((cohn))) is no surprise..there are always ex GS men in control..
tillerson is a strange one..thoughts?