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Monday, September 26, 2011

What is a Supreme Court Justice Worth and Does Justice Sotomayor Need A Second Job?

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Justice

Min. Net Worth

Average Net Worth

Max. Net Worth

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

$10,700,013

$28,090,007

$45,480,000

Stephen G. Breyer

$4,590,061

$10,410,031

$16,230,000

John G. Roberts

$2,145,037

$3,680,019

$5,215,000

Antonin Scalia

$1,250,020

$2,130,010

$3,010,000

Elena Kagan

$1,080,020

$1,835,010

$2,590,000

Samuel A. Alito

$295,007

$580,004

$865,000

Anthony M. Kennedy

$165,003

$290,002

$415,000

Clarence Thomas

$150,002

$280,001

$410,000

Sonia Sotomayor

-$94,999

-$22,500

$49,999

OpenSecrets.org has additional information. Looks like Justice Sotomayor needs a second job!

Hat Tip: Legal Skills Prof Blog

Mitchell H. Rubinstein 

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Comments

It's surprising Sotomayor's net worth is that low, considering the fact that she is single with no dependents. She must live a very wasteful lifestyle.

Scalia and Alito's net worth are both amazingly high for men that have put so many children through college. They must REALLY be frugal.

Watch Robert's net worth dip as his kids start entering college!

Posted by: Jane | Sep 26, 2011 3:14:00 PM

Of course, this calculation of net worth does not include the discounted value of a lifetime guaranteed income stream of ~$215,000/year. I think that Justice Sotomayor's true net worth is substantial in the black.

Posted by: Jane Air | Sep 26, 2011 3:50:35 PM

Judge Judy makes more money than the whole bunch of them put together. She has an annual salary of $45 million.

Posted by: joe marino | Sep 28, 2011 5:48:40 AM

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