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CNN have broken the news on the latest security detail of US Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Nikki Credic-Barrett, US Marshals Service spokeswoman, has announced Ms. DeVos is to spend $7.74M on security in 2019. Surprisingly, the sum increased by $1M compared to the previous year. The Typical Student team looked into the Education Secretary’s security detail and reports the results.
Education Secretary's Expensive Security
Upon conducting threat assessment for Ms. DeVos, the Marshals Service have concluded there is a real threat to her safety. Over the time, the cost of Betsy DeVos’ security has increased significantly:
What Can You Buy for $7.74M?
Given the amount is huge, we imagined how else this money could be spent to benefit regular US students.
The average cost of yearly tuition is:
So, how many students could get educated for $7.74M?
How Many Students Could Have Their Loan Debt Paid Off?
Speaking of student loan debt, New Hampshire has the highest average amount of student debt of $27,200K. So, if we could spend $7.74M to cover student debt, it would actually pay off the debts of 284 people in New Hampshire!
How Many Luxurious Mansions and Cars Could You Buy?
What about real estate? Take Calabasas in California, where the poshest and the most luxurious mansions are. $7.74M could actually buy 2,5 mansions that cost $3.49M each. Mind you, that’s not a regular apartment, that’s 6,405 sqft with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms!
What about cars? If you’ve been dreaming of 2018 Tesla Model S, $7.74M could buy 82 Tesla cars that cost about $95,350 (base price).
Impressive, right? See the infographic below:
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