Richest US law graduates aren't practicing law

December 14, 2012 The top five richest law grads in America didn’t make their billions from law practice. A video by Bloomberg Law lists the five richest law graduates in the US, derived from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. None of the top five are practicing lawyers: all of them went into business after finishing law school.

The top three are:
1) S. Robson “Rob” Walton, chairman of Wal-Mart. Walton practiced law for a short period before before joining the family business. Walton is ranked the 12th richest person in the world, the only U.S. lawyer in the top 100. His estimated net worth is $26.4 billion.

2) Richard Kinder, CEO of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. Kinder practiced law in Houston before joining Enron. His estimated net worth is $8.7 billion.

3) Richard LeFrak, who joined his family’s real estate business after completing his legal studies. His estimated net worth is $6 billion.

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