Joe Jamail Net Worth
Joe Jamail is a Lebanese American attorney and billionaire who has a net worth of $1.7 billion. Joe Jamail has earned his net worth as the wealthiest practicing attorney in America, also known as the King of Torts. As of 2011 he was the 833rd richest person in the world. He was born in Houston, Texas on October 19, 1926, he graduated from St Thomas High School also in Texas and he earned a B.A from the University of Texas in 1950. Later, in 1953 he received his J.D from The University of Texas School of Law. The University created the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Advocacy in his honor in 1986. Some of Jamail major cases include; representing Pennzoil in their 1985 lawsuit against Texaco, he won the case and received a contingency fee of $335 million. He is known as a generous man giving many large donations to places such as Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin. UT named their football field Joe Jamail Field in his honor as well as the Joseph D. Jamail, Jr. Pavilion at The University of Texas School of Law and the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, named for him and his wife. The University has even erected two statues on campus in his honor. Joe is a widower and he has 3 children.