Alan Dershowitz is an American lawyer, jurist, and political commentator and has a net worth of $25 million. Alan Dershowitz earned his net worth as a lawyer and in politics. He was raised in the orthodox Jewish area of Boro Park, New York. He was the first baby in his family to be delivered outside the home, and his father was a wholesaler of blue jeans. He graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for Justice Arthur Goldberg before being appointed to the faculty of Harvard Law School at age 25. He has spent most of his career at Harvard Law School and at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. He is known for his involvement in several high-profile legal cases and as a commentator on the Arab–Israeli conflict. He has won 13 of the 15 murder and attempted murder cases he has handled, and has represented a series of celebrity clients, including Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, and Jim Baker. He is the author of a number of books about politics and law. He has also published more than 100 articles in magazines and journals. He has been described by Newsweek as America's "most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights. Committed to working on behalf of Jewish rights, Dershowitz traveled to the Soviet Union in 1974 as part of the Soviet Jewry Defense Project. He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1979, and in 1983 received the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award from the Anti-Defamation League for his work on civil rights. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of NGO Monitor. The New York Criminal Bar Association honored him for his "outstanding contribution as a scholar and dedicated defender of human rights." Alan Dershowitz was born on Sept. 1, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York.