Legal, Politics, US

How rich is Brett Kavanaugh?

Name: Brett Michael Kavanaugh

Born: February 12, 1965

Occupation: Attorney and judge

Brett Kavanaugh, fair use
Brett Kavanaugh, fair use

Brett Kavanaugh was born in Washington, D.C. on February 12, 1965. He is the son of Everett Edward Kavanaugh, Jr., and Martha Gamble Murphy, a Maryland state Circuit Court Judge.

He attended the Georgetown Preparatory School. He later studied at Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He also attended Yale Law School and finished with a Juris Doctor.

Brett has been married to Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, a Personal Secretary to the President in the White House, since 2004. They have two daughters, Margaret and Liza. The family currently resides in Chevy Chase, D.C.

One of Brett’s first jobs out of law school was that of a law clerk for Judge Walter Stapleton and Judge Alex Kozinski, who represented the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit, respectively. He also clerked for recently retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Brett would later receive a one-year fellowship with Ken Starr, Solicitor General of the United States – after his Supreme Court clerkship, he worked as an Associate Counsel for Starr and became a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

In 2001, then-President George W. Bush was appointed as Senior Associate Counsel and Associate Counsel to the President. Two years later, he was tapped as Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary. In July 2003, Bush nominated Brett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He was confirmed by a narrow margin in May 2006.

In July 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Brett to the US Supreme Court, succeeding the retiring Justice Kennedy. Brett will now face a contentious battle during Senate confirmation hearings.

Here are some of his legal positions: believes Roe v. Wade should be upheld, dissented against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), thinks those regulated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have a constitutional right to challenge the agency’s existence, and does not believe presidents should be subjected to lawsuits and investigations.

We estimate that Brett Kavanaugh’s net worth is $65,000 (2018).

So how much is $65,000 really?

$65,000 can pay to rent a home in the heart of Washington, D.C. for a couple of months. $65,000 can also pay for the legal counsel of a president.


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