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Steven Mnuchin
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77th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
February 13, 2017 – January 20, 2021
President Donald Trump
Deputy Justin Muzinich
Preceded by Jack Lew
Succeeded by Janet Yellen
Personal details
Steven Terner Mnuchin

December 21, 1962 (1962-12-21) (age 58)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Democratic (formerly)
Louise Linton (m. 2017)
Domestic partner Heather deForest Crosby
Children 3
Parents Robert Mnuchin
Elaine Terner
Education Yale University (BA)

Steven Terner Mnuchin (born December 21, 1962) is an American banker, movie producer and political fundraiser. He was the 77th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under the Trump Administration from February 13, 2017 to January 20, 2021.

Early life

Mnuchin was born to a Jewish family, circa 1963. He is the son of Elaine Terner Cooper and Robert E. Mnuchin. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University.


Mnuchin had a fortune estimated at over $40 million while working for Goldman Sachs. In 2002, Mnuchin left Goldman and worked briefly for his Yale roommate Edward Lampert, chief executive of Sears. He also briefly worked for Soros Fund Management.

In Hollywood, Mnuchin, along with movie producer Brett Ratner and financier James Packer, working with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, produced American Sniper and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Political activity

Mnuchin supported Mitt Romney during the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign

In May 2016, he was named finance chair of the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign. After Trump won the presidency, he is seen as Trump's top pick for United States Secretary of the Treasury.

United States Secretary of the Treasury (2017–2021)

On November 30, 2016 it was announced that Mnuchin would be nominated as Secretary of the Treasury in the coming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

On February 13, 2017, Mnuchin was confirmed by a 53–47 vote in the U.S. Senate. He was sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence the same day.

As Secretary of the Treasury, Mnuchin has been a supporter of proposed tax reform, and for reducing corporate tax rates. Mnuchin supports a partial repeal of Dodd-Frank. Mnuchin's use of government aircraft for personal usage has come under fire from watchdog groups.

Personal life

In 1999, he married Heather deForest Crosby, who was his second wife, and they had three children together. They divorced in 2014. He married actress Louise Linton in 2017. They lived in Los Angeles, California and currently lives in Washington, D.C..

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