Christopher Wray Net Worth and Salary: Why Did The Taxpayers Pay Him?

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President Donald Trump has today appointed Christopher Wray as the head of the FBI. As we reported previously, the head of the FBI isn't a particularly lucrative job. But Wray is by no means poor.

What is Christopher Wray's net worth? What was his salary?

Christopher Wray: FBI Director

Christopher Wray is a long term civil servant who has also worked in private practice as a lawyer.

Wray graduated from Yale law school, and since then he has worked for the Justice Department in numerous roles. For several years, he served as assistant attorney general.

He also served as a member of George W. Bush's Enron task force.

More recently, he has been a partner at an international law practice, where he has defended some of the biggest cases of our time, including that of the New Jersey bridge closures.

During the bridge closures, Wray was actually paid several million dollars by the taxpayers of New Jersey, yet he didn't report that information properly for several months.

Wray worked in private practice in the late 1990s and again between 2005 and today.

Christopher Wray Net Worth

So just how much is Christopher Wray net worth?

As a public attorney, working for the Justice Department, Wray didn't make too much money. The salaries for attorneys general and deputies are around $150,000 per year.

However, in private practice, especially as a prominent lawyer, Wray earned a significant amount.

On average, senior partners of his stature at law firms earn around $800-1,000,000 per year. Given the fact that he is extremely high profile, he likely earned more in recent years.

So in 2018, we estimate Christopher Wray net worth at approximately $20-30 million.