Ben Crump Has Made a Fortune as a High-Profile Civil Rights Attorney

You might know attorney Ben Crump as a prevalent face in the fight for racial justice, but how much is he worth exactly? Here are the details on his finances.

Chris Barilla - Author

Jun. 16 2022, Updated 10:13 a.m. ET

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The fight for racial justice and equity has become front-and-center over the last year or so. One of the most prevalent faces through it all has been the man tasked with representing those involved in some of the most horrific police brutality cases in U.S. history. Attorney Ben Crump has represented significant figures of the Black Lives Matter movement, including Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Daunte Wright, and has made quite a name for himself.

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Although Crump is a deeply respected member of his community and a social justice advocate, it's fair to assume that the slew of high-profile legal cases he has been involved in over the years (many of which have ended in his side's victory) have netted him a serious net worth. So, what exactly is Crump's net worth? Here are all of the known details.

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Ben Crump's net worth is in the millions.

According to Exact Net Worth, Crump has made a substantial fortune through his work as a lawyer. The valuator pegs his fortune at somewhere around $5 million — an amount accrued through his work on major injury and civil rights cases over the years.

Ben Crump

Civil rights attorney

Net worth: $5 million (unconfirmed)

Ben Crump is a personal injury and civil rights attorney who has provided legal representation in several high-profile cases involving police shootings of Black victims.

Born: Benjamin Lloyd Crump

Birthdate: October 10, 1969

Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S.

Education: Florida State University (BS, JD)

Spouse: Dr. Genae Angelique Crump

Children: One daughter, Brooklyn Zeta Crump. The Crumps are also guardians to two adopted cousins, Marcus and Chancellor Crump.

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Often regarded by supporters as "Black America's Attorney General," Crump is the owner and founder of his own law firm, Ben Crump Law. As for his victories, representing George Floyd's family ended in a $27 million settlement, while Breonna Taylor's case was resolved at $12 million to be paid out to her family.

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A graduate of South Plantation High School in Plantation, Fla., and Florida State University, Crump worked hard throughout his educational career. By 1995, Crump earned his Juris Doctor degree.

Although he studied general criminal law, Crump's inclination to take cases over civil rights made him a prominent face in the field and eventually a household name among Black Lives Matter supporters. Now in his own firm, Crump is known for being the best at what he does.

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According to his website, "Crump and his firm’s attorneys are all devoted to advocating for the voiceless of our society whenever or whatever kind of harm may have befallen them. From personal injury, labor and employment matters, class actions, and other lawsuits, our attorneys are dedicated to holding the powerful accountable for their actions."

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The star lawyer's first big-time case took place back in 2002. He was the legal counsel for Genie McMeans Jr.’s family, who were fighting in court after Genie was shot and killed by a white state trooper during a traffic stop. The successful way he handled that situation formed the foundation for Crump's notoriety as a top civil rights representative.

A new Netflix documentary chronicles a historic year in Ben Crump's civil law career.

Recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, Civil is a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren, who followed Crump for a year from 2020 to 2021 — a period marked by numerous high-profile shootings of unarmed Black people by law enforcement officers. The documentary includes conversations between Crump and George Floyd's family and chronicles how he has used his personal injury law practice to help fund important civil rights cases.

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