Sonia Sotomayor Net Worth
Sonia Sotomayor Net Worth and salary: Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court who has a net worth of $6 million. Sonia Sotomayor earned her net worth through her years in the law profession. Born Sonia Maria Sotomayor on June 25, 1954, in New York City, New York, US, she is widely appreciated for being the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the high court. Having lost her father when she was nine, Sotomayor was raised by her mother, a strong, hard-working lady who served as her biggest inspiration. A diligent student as she was, Sonia graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1976, and then received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979. Serving as an editor at the Yale Law Joutnal, she was a loud advocate for the hiring of Latino faculty at both schools. Next, she spent four and a half years as an assistant district attorney in New York, eventually entering private practice in 1984. Meanwhile, she was an active member on the boards of directors for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the State of New York Mortgage Agency, as well as the New York City Campaign Finance Board. In 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Sotomayor to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the nomination was confirmed a year later. In 1997, President Bill Clinton nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Even though her nomination got delayed by the Republican majority in the US Senate, she was ultimately confirmed in 1998. While on the Second Circuit, she heard more than 3,000 appeals and wrote around 380 opinions. Also, Sotomayor's has been teaching at the New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School. It was in May 2009, when President Barack Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court to replace retired Justice David Souter. In August of the same year, her nomination was confirmed by the Senate. Ever since, Sonia Sotomayor has been the Court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice and its third female justice.