James Comey is a renowned American lawyer. He is best known as the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). His tenure began on the 4th September and ended on the 9th May 2013 and 2017, respectively. After a long time of claiming to be a Republican, Comey’s stand shifted recently. He is now unaffiliated. He has also worked in other offices such as that of the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York and the United States Deputy Attorney General. He recently hit the headlines. Why? Continue reading to find out. There is also a quick summary of James Comey’s net worth in 2018, personal life, career, and earnings.
James Comey Early Life
James Comey was born in 1960 on 14th December as James Brien Comey Jr. He was born to Joan Marie Comey together with J. Brien Comey. His birthplace was Yonkers, New York. He was born along with his three siblings namely Peter, Christopher and Patricia Comey. The career of his father was in the line of the corporate real estate. On the other hand, his mother was not only a computer consultant but also a homemaker. His grandparent was an officer of Yonkers Police Department before becoming a commissioner. In the early 1970s, they left Yonkers for Allendale, New Jersey.
Upon settling in their new home, he joined the Northern Highlands Regional High School. In 1982, he graduated from the College of William and Mary. His majors were chemistry as well as religion. Three years later, he earned Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
In 1987, Comey and Patrice Failor tied the knot. The couple has six children comprising two sons and four daughters. Their names are Brien, Maurene, Claire, Collin, Abby and Kate Comey.
James Comey Career, Awards & Achievements
Post law school, James got an opportunity to serve as a law clerk for a United States District Judge. The man was John M. Walker Jr. who held that position in Manhattan. The next job was as an associate based in New York. He worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Then, he began working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. That is when he served at the Southern District of New York between 1987 and 1993.
During the tenure of President Clinton, the man was the Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1996 to 2001. For President George Bush, he was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He was the acting Attorney General as a result of the hospitalization of John Ashcroft.
He left the government to work in the private sector between 2005 and 2013. That is when he became the general counsel of Lockheed and then Bridgewater Associates. From 2013 to 2017, he was the FBI Director.
Awards & Achievements
During his tenure as Criminal Division’s Deputy Chief, he assisted in the prosecution of the Gambino, crime family. He has also served in various prominent seats in the governance of the United States of America. His name is hard to forget years of time.
Net Worth of James Comey
James Comey net worth is estimated at $16 million. He has garnered the figure through the various posts that he held over the years. While working as the Director of FBI, his annual salary was $185 thousand. During the final year as the general counsel of a hedge fund called Bridgewater Associates, Comey earned about $6 million. He also got a payout from the same which amounted to $3 million. That and what he earned as the general counsel of Lockheed Martin has significantly contributed to his wealth.
James Comey is a legendary attorney. In 2017, he was all over the news as a result of his termination as the FBI Director by President Trump. That was followed controversies. The worst part is that he heard it from the media as well. Since then, he has written a book, and he plans to go back to teaching.