Who is the richest lawyer in the world?

Every lawyer gets into the legal profession for different reasons, be that justice, prestige, following family footsteps.  For some though, it’s the opportunity to earn a lot of money.  Lawyers and attorneys often earn substantially over the average salary in the country they practice and while for many this will simply lead to a very comfortable upper-middle life, for some who make it to the elite sphere of law, it can lead to vast wealth.

Lawyer Monthly has compiled a list of the richest lawyers who practice law around the world.  Each entry on our list is currently practising law or sits as an active Judge.  Although there may be other far more wealthy business men and women, political figures and celebrities whose wealth exceeds those in our list, for them law is a footnote in their career, before they moved on to their current professions, such as former US president and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama and one-time lawyer now sports agent Joel Segal.

There’s some familiar faces from the world of law and even TV such as Judge Judy and O.J. Simpson’s Dream Team lawyer Robert Shapiro alongside lesser known lawyers who are creating their own legacies and delivering phenomenal results for their clients in courtrooms around the world.  Well known or unknown, each Lawyer on our Rich List all share a common trait: Money.

Each lawyer on the list has their own profile so you can find out the net worth and how they made their way in to the elite ranks as well as some unknown and interesting facts.

The Rich List has been compiled here at Lawyer Monthly by our editorial team based on the individuals earnings, and we’ll be updating this list when the current top 10 either stop practising law or lose their spot to lawyers earning more money.  But if you feel we’ve overlooked a current practising lawyer who deserves their spot on our list, feel free to leave a comment below.

Here’s the list of the Top 10 Richest Lawyers in the world.