Scooter Libby, whose real name is Lewis, was most well-known for his work as an advisor to Dick Cheney, when Cheney was vice president under George W. Bush. He was involved in the leak of classified information including the name of a covert CIA agent, Valerie Wilson.Image Credit: David Vignoni (globe, clock face/ring), Anomie (clock hands), David Göthberg (making the clock red,
More recently, Libby is making news because Pres. Donald Trump decided to pardon him in a strange maneuver. So what is Scooter Libby net worth in 2018? What are Scooter Libby’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Scooter Libby began his career after attending Columbia Law school and Andover. He joined the law firm in 1976, and worked in a law firm for several years before going to work at the US State Department. At the State Department he worked under Paul Wolfowitz.
Libby later left the State Department and went back into a private law practice, where he became partner and continue to work there for several years.
He later returned to government and joined the Defense Department, before he again returned to private practice. Libby became a high-powered lawyer in Washington DC, and worked for several important clients before once again returning to government, as an aid to VP Dick Cheney.
As an aide to Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby was involved in many questionable activities, however the most well-known was his involvement in leaking the name of Valerie Wilson, who was a secret CIA agent whose husband angered the Bush administration for providing evidence contrary to their position on the Iraq war.
Libby was found guilty of lying to investigators and was supposed to serve a jail sentence, however George Bush commuted Libby sentence so that he would not have to serve any time. Nevertheless, Libby was removed from the bar for his conduct.
At the time of Libby’s working government, he was known to be worth around $15 million. However, since he left government, Libby has been a senior advisor to the Hudson Institute and has had other lucrative lobbying and lobbying like jobs.
In all, we estimate Scooter Libby net worth in 2018 at $18 million.