What is Rudy Giuliani's net worth? Former Trump attorney's lavish homes and income as feds raid NYC apartment
Prosecutors obtained the search warrants as part of an investigation into whether Giuliani broke lobbying laws as former president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer
Federal investigators in Manhattan executed search warrants early Wednesday, April 28, at Rudolph W Giuliani's apartment and home. The raid was a part of a criminal probe into Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine. The investigators seized Giuliani’s electronic devices and searched his apartment on Madison Avenue and his office on Park Avenue at about 6 am, people with knowledge of the incident told the New York Times.
Giuliani's lawyer Robert J Costello called this investigation "legal thuggery" stating that his client had agreed to answer questions from prosecutors, except those regarding his privileged communications with former president Donald Trump.
What did Feds explore in these raids?
The investigation into Giuliani grew out of a case against two Soviet-born men Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman who aided his mission in Ukraine to unearth damaging information about president Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Parnas and Fruman were charged with unrelated crimes in 2019 and their trial is scheduled for October 2021.
While investigating Giuliani, prosecutors have examined, among other things, his potential business dealings in Ukraine and his role in pushing the Trump administration to oust the American ambassador to Ukraine, which was the subject of testimony at Trump’s first impeachment trial.
It is believed that Giuliani became fixated with the ambassador, Marie L Yovanovitch's ouster. This was after he saw her as an obstacle to his efforts while pressuring Ukrainian officials to investigate the Bidens. Trump ultimately ousted Yovanovitch at the insistence of Giuliani and several other Republicans.
As part of the investigation into Giuliani, the prosecutors have explored whether he was working for Ukrainian officials or businesses who wanted ambassador Yovanovitch to be dismissed for their own reasons, according to people briefed on the matter. Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act or FARA, it is a federal crime to try to influence or lobby the United States government at the request or direction of a foreign official without disclosing it to the Justice Department.
The prosecutors have also examined Giuliani’s dealings with Yuriy Lutsenko, one of the officials who helped Giuliani and his associates in their mission of scooping damaging information against the Bidens while also urging them to work to get the ambassador removed.
What is Rudy Giuliani's net worth?
Businessman, former mayor of New York City, and Trump's former attorney is worth millions. His successful career as a consultant helped him become one of the highest-paid public speakers. In 2006, he made eight speeches for a company named HSM that organized "executive education" events around the world and was paid $550,000 for the same.
In 2006, Giuliani earned $100,000 for speaking at Oklahoma State University. His contract with the University is public and lists out other requirements beyond the fee. Besides the requests related to air travel, his team required a sedan and an SUV and an extra SUV for luggage when he traveled to other countries. His requirements also included a “large two-bedroom, nonsmoking suite with a king-size bed, on an upper floor, with a balcony and view if applicable.” He required four more rooms on the same floor for security and staff. His estimated net worth in 2020 was estimated at $45 million.
Rudy Giuliani's lavish homes
New York City Co-Op
Rudy Giuliani purchased this two-bedroom 10th-floor apartment for $4.77 million in 2002, the year before he married his ex-wife Judith. Listing agent Eric Lustgarten, formerly of Brown Harris Stevens, said the apartment was “all about entertaining” and featured large amounts of dining and living space. In 2014 Giuliani tried to block a proposal to build a new penthouse on top of the existing 11th-floor penthouse, but the plan was approved that December.
Palm Beach Condo
The Giulianis purchased this property in 2004 for $410,000 according to public records kept by the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller. The 1,272-square-foot unit, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is estimated to be worth $600,000.
Second Palm Beach Condo
The Giulianis paid $1.4 million in 2010 for this 1,944 sq ft home in the Southlake condo. The curved, salmon pink structure was built in the 1960s was renovated and redecorated after the couple moved in. This two-bed two-bath structure with a spa-like marble bath was listed on the market for sale in 2019 for $3.3 million and later reduced to $3 million.