John Edwards Net Worth
John Edwards Net Worth: John Edwards is an American politician who has a net worth of $55.5 million dollars. John Edwards first became internationally notable when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2004. Born Johnny Reid "John" Edwards on June 10, 1953, in Seneca, South Carolina, he is the former US Senator from North Carolina. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008. Edwards earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1977. After his graduation, it took him twenty years to make a name for himself as a trial lawyer representing "the little guy" in lawsuits against large companies. It was in 1998, when he embarked on his first run for political office, ending with a win over incumbent Republican Lauch Faircloth. Once he became North Carolina's junior senator, Edwards went on to run for the Democratic party's presidential nomination in 2004, even though he was relative unknown nationally. He surprised his political opponents with his strong run, which ended with John Kerry getting enough primary wins to clinch the nomination. Four years later, Edwards made a second bid for the Democratic nomination during the 2008 presidential campaign. His career in recent years has been marked by several embarrassing controversies and legal problems. In his private life, he was married to Elizabeth Edwards from 1977 to 2010. They had five children together. Elizabeth Edwards died of cancer in December 2010.