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Joe Jamail net worth:
$1.5 Billion

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Joe Jamail Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Born as Joseph Dahr Jamail, Jr. on the 19th October 1925 in Houston, Texas USA, Joe and was an attorney best known to the world as “King of Torts”, who during his career became the wealthiest practicing attorney in America. He passed away in 201.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joseph Jamail was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jamail’s net worth was as high as $1.5 billion, an amount earned through his successful career as an attorney, which began in the mid-1950s.

Joseph Jamail Net Worth $1.5 Billion

Joe was the son of Lebanese immigrant Joseph, and his wife Marie Anton Jamail. His father arrived to the USA when he was a boy and since he was a teenager worked as a grocery seller, but as he got older, built his own kingdom of 28 grocery stores. Joe went to St. Thomas High School in Houston and after matriculation enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin. However, he only took one semester before he joined the Marines in 1943. He returned to the University after World War II ended, and finished his education in 1950. He then enrolled at the University of Texas School of Law, and three year later received his Juris Doctor degree. He had a hard time with civil charges while in University, and also had trouble passing the bar exam, but years later, he became one of the most successful attorneys in America.

He specialized in charges made by clients who suffered work-related injuries, or other occasions, which earned him the nickname “King of Torts”. He represented numerous successful companies, including Pennzoil against Texaco, which won him alone $335 million. Throughout the years he received payments of around $100 million, which increased his net worth to a large degree. His first job was at Fulbright, Crooker, Freeman, Bates & Jaworski, and then worked one year in Harris County, Texas as an assistant prosecutor, before he ventured into private practice, which he continued into the 21st century, not without brushed with the bench on occasions.

Regarding his personal life, Joe was married to Lee Hage from 1949 until 2007, when she died. He had three children. He passed away on the 23rd December 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Joe was also a well-known philanthropist; focused on education he donated millions to his alma mater and Rice University. The University of Texas at Austin opened several facilities that bear Joe’s name, including the football field at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and the Pavilion at The University of Texas School of Law. Moreover, Joe donated to San Marcos Baptist Academy to establish a fund to build a special event center on the Academy campus, as a tribute to his deceased wife; she was a graduate of the Academy.

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Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach2008DocumentaryHimself
A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar...2007DocumentaryHimself
Texas Monthly Talks2004TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Trouble with Lawyers with John Stossel1996TV Movie documentary

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1Lawyer. Won a $11.2 billion verdict against Texaco for Pennzoil in 1985. Named "Lawyer of the Century" by Texas Monthly magazine.
2University of Texas alumni and one of its major donors.

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