Today, Deputy Director of the Department of Justice, Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to take over the Trump-Russia investigation. What is Robert Mueller net worth?
Robert Mueller is a lawyer and former FBI director. Mueller graduated from Princeton, and got his JD from U. Virginia. After graduating from college, Mueller joined the Marines and fought in Vietnam. Like many of his colleagues, Robert Mueller was a U.S. attorney for a long time. He was stationed in California and Massachusetts. He then went on to be a partner in a law firm, Hill and Barlow. But he didn’t stay out of government for long. Instead, he returned to the DOJ, and prosecuted some very high profile cases. Right before 9/11, Mueller became FBI director. He stayed on through both the Bush presidency and part of the Obama presidency. He was succeeded by James Comey. After working at the FBI, Robert Mueller became a professor at Stanford and worked as a partner at a prestigious law firm.
According to Open Secrets, Robert Mueller was worth approximately $4 million in 2011. Since, then Mueller returned to the private sector, and worked as a partner for WilmerHale, and as a professor at Stanford. In total, his salary during this time was likely to be well over $1 million per year. At WilmerHale, he led several turnarounds for companies and organizations that got into trouble. Some of his work: helping the NFL investigate the Ray Rice situation, and helping VW navigate their MPG manipulation scandal. In his 2018 disclosure, he noted his share in WilmerHale is worth around $3.5 million.
At the time when Mueller was head of the FBI, Comey was the Deputy Attorney General. But Mueller and Comey didn’t like the illegal wiretapping of Americans, and they both threatened to resign because of it.
Robert Mueller has between $50,000 and $100,000 in about a dozen funds. He has also earned between $25,000 and $50,000 in speaking fees for several companies, including Ford and Citi. Robert Mueller net worth is estimated at around $8 million in 2018. This is similar to the net worth of other similar government appointees, like Sally Yates and James Comey.