Amal Clooney’s international career has racked up a huge fortune

By: Steve Smith  |   | 
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Amal Clooney is reported to have a net worth of over £8 million. This is largely credited to the success she has witnessed as an international human rights lawyer.  

Prolific as a student, Amal Clooney began working in the office of Sonia Sotomayor (current Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States) when she was studying at the New York University School of Law. Following her graduation, she has been practicing as a lawyer in the US and the UK. She has also served international courts in The Hague. 

Amal became a barrister in London in 2010 and has been working for numerous UN commissions since 2013. As a barrister, Amal has been a part of several noteworthy cases like Cambodian-Thai border dispute, imprisonment of Canadian Al Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, repatriation of Elgin Marbles (ancient Greek sculptures) for the Greek government, etc. 

Amal debuted as a professor in the spring of 2015/16 when she was appointed as the visiting faculty member for Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School, alongside law professor Sarah H. Cleveland. She has been a lecturer at other law institutes like SOAS School of Law, The New School, The Hague Academy of International Law, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Amal’s international career has definitely helped her in racking up a huge fortune. In 2014, she along with her multi-millionaire husband George Clooney bought £10 million worth Mill House on the River Thames Island in Sonning Eye, England. 

A notable portion of Amal’s net worth has also been in use for various philanthropic activities. In late 2016, Amal and George Clooney co-founded a philanthropic organization called Clooney Foundation for Justice which aims at advancing justice worldwide. Amal is also a major contributor for the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative through which she has been providing Amal Clooney Scholarship for Lebanese female students.


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