Alex Murdaugh's net worth: Troubled attorney 'stole millions from law firm'

Here's what to know about the troubled attorney's wealth who took out a $10M life insurance policy and orchestrated his own murder later.


                            Alex Murdaugh's net worth: Troubled attorney 'stole millions from law firm'
Alex Murdaugh's prison photo. (Hampton County Detention Center)
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Alex Murdaugh, the prominent attorney from South Carolina is at the center of multiple investigations. From being previously named as "person of interest" in the double homicide of his wife and son to facing allegations of embezzling millions from a private law firm where he was a partner, to committing insurance fraud - there's a lot to unpack. Here we answer questions regarding his wealth as he surrendered to police after accepting blame for orchestrating his own murder so his youngest son Buster could collect $10M in an insurance payout. 

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In case you are new to why the Murdaugh family is constantly in the news since June this year. It all began on June 7 when the Murdaugh family's matriarch Maggie and her elder son Paul were found dead at 10 pm at a property in Islandton, South Carolina. Adding to the sensationalism was the fact that Paul was responsible for the death of a 19-year-old woman Mallory Beach in 2018. The two along with their four friends were on a boat that Paul was steering. Her body was found seven days after the crash. Three days before Paul and Maggie's murder, Beach's mother had filed a wrongful death lawsuit in court. 

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The investigation in Beach's death didn't yield much and it was deduced that the Murdaugh family's legal leverage had interfered with the probe. In 2018, the family's housekeeper Gloria Satterfield had died from injuries she sustained during a "trip and fall accident" her estate sued the Murdaughs for negligence. State Law Enforcement Division has reopened the probe into her death once again after Murdaugh admitted he orchestrated his own murder and committed insurance fraud. There are too many deaths and too many crimes involved here but Murdaugh had managed to escape jail time until the time he chose to surrender to police recently. 

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Maggie and Paul's murders and the other crimes where the family is involved are as twisted as it gets. There are too many questions, the answers to which are unavailable for now, except for one regarding Murdaugh's wealth. Continue reading to know the embattled attorney's net worth.

What is Alex Murdaugh's net worth?

According to Exact Net Worth, Alex Murdaugh is estimated to be worth around $1Million. His annual salary is estimated at around $250,000 and he has amassed this fortune through his legal career. He is a lawyer from Hampton County, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and a Juris Doctorate Degree. He's been practicing since 1994 where he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. 

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According to his professional bio, Murdaugh was known for "representing injured people in all areas of personal injury law, including trucking cases, products liability, and wrongful death." He also serves as a part-time prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Circuit. He was thrown out from his law firm for embezzling millions after which he resigned and announced he'd be entering rehab. 
 

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