Eliot Spitzer Net Worth
Eliot Spitzer Net Worth: Eliot Spitzer is an American lawyer, political commentator and Democratic Party politician who has a net worth of $75 million. Eliot Spitzer was born June 10, 1959 in Riverdale, New York City, New York. He was the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 as a result of a scandal revolving around his use of an escort service while in office. A criminal complaint filed by prosecutors said Spitzer, identified as "Client 9," paid $4,300 to have a prostitute named Kristen brought from New York to Washington, where Spitzer was to address Congress at the time. Spitzer allegedly used two rooms at the Mayflower Hotel, one for himself, the other for the prostitute. Kristen was identified by The New York Times as 22-year-old Ashley Youmans, now known as Ashley Alexandra Dupre, who declined comment when asked when she first met Spitzer and how many times they had been together. Spitzer felt the threat of impeachment and resigned. That same day, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson became New York's first black governor—as well as the first legally blind governor—in the United States. A young Eliot Spitzer graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and in 1981 and went on to Harvard Law School. There, Spitzer worked for famed law professor Alan Dershowitz and served as Editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, Spitzer clerked for U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet. He also worked for the law firms Paul, Weiss, Rifkind; Wharton & Garrison; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Spitzer found his niche in 1986 when he joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where he spent six years pursuing organized crime figures. In 1994, Spitzer ran as a Democrat for the state attorney general post. He lost, but came back in 1998 and overcame incumbent Republican Dennis Vacco and was even re-elected in 2002. As attorney general, Spitzer made a name for himself as a crusading prosecutor. Not only did he lock horns with the Gambino Mafia crime family, he also became known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street." In May 2002, Spitzer won an enormous victory when he uncovered emails revealing that Merrill Lynch was riddled with financial conflicts of interest which affected its advice to customers. Merrill Lynch settled out of court for $100 million.