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President Barack Obama, left, greets Penny Pritzker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pritzker Realty Group LLC and Obama's nominee as secretary of commerce, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, left, greets Penny Pritzker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pritzker Realty Group LLC and Obama's nominee as secretary of commerce, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2013.

Pritzker’s Wealth in Perspective

Is Penny Pritzker the wealthiest person ever to be nominated to the president’s Cabinet? No. The Chicago businesswoman, philanthropist and political fundraiser has a personal net worth estimated at more than $1.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s...

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 75

That’s how many Treasury secretaries have served the nation since the office was established in 1789. President Barack Obama today will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to succeed Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols first...

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