Dick Cheney as CEO
After the Gulf War Dick Cheney was CEO. As Vice President, Cheney and the company came under criticism for sweetheart deals and no-bid contracts to develop fracking technology and energy independence. It is estimated that Halliburton made $39.5 billion off the Iraq War.
Dick Cheney personally received a payout of about $35 million from Halliburton when he left the company to join the ticket of presidential candidate George W. Bush, and Cheney's total compensation from that company could have been far in excess of even that number.
- David E. Sanger (25-Jul-2001). BUSH, IN KOSOVO, TELLS U.S. TROOPS ROLE IS ESSENTIAL. NYT. “Camp Bondsteel did not exist until the end of the air war in Kosovo in 1999. In 25 months, however, after a building spree by Brown & Root -- a subsidiary of Halliburton, which Vice President Dick Cheney headed when he was in the private sector -- it has become a sprawling town for American troops and their allies.”
- Halliburton plans move to Dubai BBC News - Business section