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How rich is Christopher Wray?

Name: Christopher Asher Wray

Born: 1967

Occupation: Attorney

Christopher Wray, fair use
Christopher Wray, fair use

Christopher Asher Way was born in the United States in 1967. He is the son of Cecil Wray, a partner at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, and Gilda Wray, an employee at the Charles Hayden Foundation.

Christopher graduated from Yale University in 1989. He would later earn a law degree three years later from Yale Law School. During his time at Yale, he served as the executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.

He is presently married to Helen Wray and has two children, Caroline and Trip. The family currently resides in the state of Georgia.

Upon his graduation from Yale, Christopher worked as a clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for one year.

In 1997, Christopher went into public service, where he served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Four years later, Christopher transferred to the Department of Justice, where he was tapped to be the associate deputy attorney general and principal associate deputy attorney general.

President George W. Bush announced in 2003 that he was nominating Christopher to be the assistant attorney general, which involved leading the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. The nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate unanimously, and he served in his role from 2003 to 2005. At the end of his tenure, Christopher was given the Edmund J. Randolph Award.

Christopher returned to the private sector, joining King & Spalding, a litigation firm in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. Although he represented Fortune 100 businesses, Christopher’s biggest case in his career was working as New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie’s personal attorney during the Bridgegate scandal. Governor Christie was cleared of all criminal charges, but three of his top aides were found guilty of federal crimes.

President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 on Twitter that he would be nominating Christopher as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” President Trump tweeted.

We estimate that Christopher Wray’s net worth is $2.5 million (2016).

So how much is $2.5 million really?

$2.5 million can cover the cost of buying a home in the middle of Washington, D.C. $2.5 million can also pay the fee to have King & Spalding represent you.


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