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The King of Torts Earned $1.5 Billion

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Lebanese-American lawyer Joe Jamail is called the “King of Torts.” Why? Because according to Forbes, he has earned around $1.5 billion in net worth through personal injury cases. That makes him the richest attorney in the United States. He received his degree from the University of Texas School of Law, the state he lives in today.

Jamail gained a reputation for his passionate and abrasive advocacy of his clients. The Delaware Supreme Court has accused him of acting “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” Beyond that, Jamail has donated around $200 million towards education.