Uh oh. James Comey just got fired and will be out of a job. It looks like the FBI Director was fired over a number of issues, including how he handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. But it looks like the clincher to his termination was his investigation into whether the Trump campaign actually worked with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
James Comey: FBI Director
Of course, the whole issue of exactly why Trump chose to fire Comey at this particular point in time is a fascinating topic, but what got us really thinking today was, what’s James Comey’s net worth and exactly how much money does he earn? We’ll give you the scoop.
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James Comey grew up in the New Jersey area and showed a predilection for politics early on, receiving his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985. He went on to become a clerk for a United States District judge, then worked for some time as an associate at a law firm. From 1987 to 1993, Comey worked for the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. In the Bush years, James Comey moved up to become the Deputy Attorney General.
Although James Comey was essentially a public servant for nearly 20 years into his career, he soon moved directly into the private sector where he likely pulled in quite a bit of money. Comey became the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Lockheed Martin. After this, he worked for Bridgewater Associates, a $150 billion investment management firm. He also went on to join the board of directors of HSBC holdings.
In 2013, Comey was appointed to being the director of the FBI, a commanding an annual salary of a little less than $200,000.
James Comey Net Worth
So just how much is James Comey worth?
As a result of all of his roles in the private sector, in 2010, James Comey was able to purchase an estate in Westport for $3,050,000 in 2010. And even more interesting is that in 2013, when he became FBI Director, James Comey disclosed a net worth of more than $11 million.
So in 2017, we estimate James Comey net worth at approximately $15 million.
James Comey Going Forward
Although James Comey hasn’t disclosed what he plans to do in the future, he is currently busy with his family.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Comey is being offered $10 million to write a book.
The Mail reports:
ew York publishing house told DailyMail.com
‘When his proposal hits my desk, I’ve already been authorized to offer $10 million.’
Not only that, but the publisher of another key player in the book world revealed that major Hollywood producers are already lining up to make the torn-from-the-headlines blockbuster movie about Comey’s life and his attempt to unseat the president.