Scott Wilson

Treasury candidate is a Wall Street executive who has backed movies such as last summer's 'Suicide Squad'

Treasury candidate is a Wall Street executive who has backed movies such as last summer's 'Suicide Squad'

Much of liberal Hollywood may be lamenting the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, but one prominent industry player could wind up getting a high-profile position in the new administration.

Steven Mnuchin, 53, a wealthy Wall Street executive and successful film financier who served as the national finance chairman of Trump’s campaign, is widely considered one of the leading contenders to become the next Treasury secretary, along with Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), head of the House Committee on Financial Services, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon.

Mnuchin, chief executive of New York-based hedge fund Dune Capital Management, spent 17 years...

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