OK, maybe not the best and maybe he is not a trader, but still: Cheney's Halliburton stock options rose 3,281 percent last year The value of Dick Cheney's 433,333 Halliburton stock options has risen from $241,498 in 2004 to $8 million in 2005, as Halliburton continues to rake in billions of dollars from no bid/no audit government contracts. The former CEO of the oil and gas services juggernaut, Cheney has pledged to give proceeds to charity. You go Dick!!! P.S.: However, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concluded in Sept. 2003 that holding stock options while in elective office does constitute a âfinancial interestâ regardless of whether the holder of the options will donate proceeds to charities. CRS also found that receiving deferred compensation is a financial interest.