Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister at Doughty Street Chambers who specializes in international law and human rights. She is worth around $20 million as of 2020. Amal is also known as the wife of American actor George Clooney.
She was appointed the special envoy on media freedom by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2019. Her clients include the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, Nobel Prize laureate Nadia Murad, and the Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
Biography Of Amal Clooney- Where Was She Born In?
Amal Alamuddin was born on 3rd February 1978 to Ramzi Alamuddin and Baria Alamuddin in Beirut, Lebanon. She holds dual nationality (Lebanese & British) and has mixed ancestry.
Alamuddin grew up alongside her siblings: one sister and two half-brothers (from her father’s first marriage). She went to Dr. Challoner’s High School, located in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. She then enrolled at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, and received an Exhibition and the Shrigley Award. She graduated from college with a BA degree in Jurisprudence in 2000.
In 2001, she attended the New York University School of Law to study for the LLM degree. For one semester while at NYU, Amal worked in the office of Sonia Sotomayor and a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Did You Know? Amal is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.
What Is Amal’s Net Worth?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, she is estimated at around $20 million as of early 2020. The primary source of her million-dollar fortune is her successful career as a lawyer.
As of 2018, her worth was estimated at around $10 million according to various online tabloids. On the other hand, her husband George is currently worth around $500 million. He earned his multi-million dollar riches from his successful career as an actor, screenwriter, and director.
With the combined net worth of $570 million, the duo is considered one of the richest celebrity couples.
Where Does The Power Couple Reside?
Amal and George own several properties worldwide. They purchased their 17th-century mansion back in 2014 a few weeks later their marriage. The house has a pool house known as The Party Zone and a theater.
They purchased the house for £10 million (USD $12.77 million).
Recently on 21st February 2020, their Berkshire mansion was hit by a flood covering the property with flooded water.
They also own a villa in the Italian town of Laglio, which George purchased for $13 million back in 2002. The pair also owned a vacation home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, which was adjacent to the home of their close friends Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.
Their compound was called Casamigos or House of Friends and was sold collectively for $100 million in 2016. However, the group owns a residence nearby in Midtown, Manhattan.
In 2016, Clooney purchased a penthouse with a 60-foot swimming pool and a state-of-the-art wellness facility in Manhattan.
Moreover, they also own a home in Studio City, which he has owned for nearly 25 years now.
A Short Career Highlight
Following her graduation, she worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City for about three years as a part of the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group.
In 2004, she completed her judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice and clerked under Judge Vladlen S. Vereshchetin from Russia, Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt, and ad hoc Judge Sir Franklin Berman from the United Kingdom.
In 2010, Amal returned to Britain and became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers. In 2013, she was appointed to a number of United Nations commissions, including as an adviser to Special envoy Kofi Annan on Syria.
She was also appointed as a Counsel to the 2013 Drone Inquiry by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.
Since then, Amal has been involved in several high-profile cases representing the state of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Julian Assange, and Yulia Tymoshenko.
She was the adviser of the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni.
She also taught courses on human rights litigation to students in Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic for the spring 2015 and 2016 academic semesters.
On 7th May 2019, she, along with Iraqi-British surgeon and politician was involved in securing the release of two Reuters journalists, Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone from Myanmar.
Similarly, in 2019, Prince Charles launched the Amal Clooney Award to celebrate “incredible young women”.
How Did Amal Meet George?
The couple first met via a mutual friend in July 2013. They eventually fell in love and got engaged on 28th April 2014.
Amal and George received their marriage license on 7th August 2014 in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.
They exchanged their wedding vows on 27th September 2014 in Venice’s city hall, where they were married by George’s friend Walter Veltroni.
In February 2017, CBS talk shows The Talk announced that Amal was pregnant. She gave birth to fraternal twins: son Alexander Clooney and daughter Ella Clooney on 6th June 2017.
Amal Clooney Is the President Of the Clooney Foundation For Justice
Apart from her career as a barrister, Clooney is also involved in several kinds of philanthropic works. In late 2016, she and her husband George co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice to advance justice in courtrooms, classrooms, and communities around the world.
In a similar way, she partnered with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in beginning the Amal Clooney Scholarship, which was created to send one female Lebanese student to the United World College Dilijan each year to enroll in a two-year International Baccalaureate program.
In 2018, following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the couple pledged $500,000 to the March for Our Lives and Sais; they would be in attendance.