Rudy Giuliani Is a Still a Wealthy Man Despite His Diminished Reputation

The disgraced Rudy Giuliani, known for serving as NYC's mayor and Donald Trump's lawyer, is still worth millions. What is Giuliani's net worth?

Jennifer Farrington - Author

Jan. 20 2023, Updated 11:06 a.m. ET

Rudy Giuliani
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Rudy Giuliani is an American lawyer and politician who served as mayor of New York City between 1994 and 2001. Giuliani received much praise for his response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, his reputation has become rather tarnished after he showed strong support for former President Donald Trump and his “baseless” claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

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Over the years, Giuliani has transitioned from being viewed as a hero to someone who gained recognition through notoriety. He's often mocked in skits performed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has even become the subject of an MSNB film, When Truth Isn’t Truth, which debuts on Feb. 19, 2023. How has Giuliani’s “rise and fall” impacted his net worth?

Rudolph William Giuliani

American lawyer and politician

Net worth: $40 million

Rudy Giuliani entered the world of politics in 1968 when he volunteered for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Giuliani first identified as a Democrat, but later sided with the Republican party. Giuliani has spent a large portion of his career rendering legal services and representing his community. In 2002, Giuliani was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his response following the 9/11 attacks. Sadly, his recent actions have led to his reputation becoming quite tarnished.

Birthdate: May 28, 1944

Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Education: Manhattan College, graduated with a Bachelor degree in political science

New York University School of Law, graduated with JD in 1968

Spouse: Divorced (3 times)

Kids: 2

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Rudy Giuliani isn't Donald Trump’s personal legal aid anymore, but his net worth is in the millions.

Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump
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Giuliani has a long political track record. Aside from serving as New York City’s 107th mayor, he also ran for President in 2007. According to The Guardian, Giuliani had a fighting chance at succeeding George W. Bush, although his “campaign collapsed in chaotic fashion.”

The fame that Giuliani gained from his response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks wasn’t enough to win him “the” seat in the Oval Office, but his net worth has increased steadily over the years. In 2006, the former NYC mayor raked in $11.4 million for the 124 speeches he delivered that year.

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In 2018, former President Donald Trump appointed Giuliani as one of his personal lawyers after investigations started unfolding in response to the alleged Russian election interference. Although it isn’t clear how much Giuliani earned when he was first brought on board by Trump, The New York Times reported that the former NYC mayor sought $20,000 a day for his legal work in 2020.

Currently, Giuliani has an estimated net worth of $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The figure is built up on the income he earned performing legal services in addition to the appearances he has made.

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How did Giuliani damage his own global image?

Rudy Giuliani
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After making multiple "false and misleading" comments regarding the 2020 presidential election, a New York court suspended Giuliani from practicing law in the state, CNBC reported. John Avlon, who once served as Giuliani's chief speech writer, also says the former NYC mayor is to blame for both of Trump's impeachments.

Rather than build upon his legacy as being one of the greatest to serve the role as NYC major, Giuliani's questionable actions continue to chip away at his reputation.

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Rudy Giuliani has been married three times.

Although Giuliani spent a great deal of time serving his community and former President Donald Trump, he did have somewhat of a personal life. In 1968, Giuliani tied the knot with his first wife, Regina Peruggi. The pair divorced in 1983 after Giuliani learned that Peruggi was his second cousin.

Giuliani then went on to marry Donna Hanover. The two share two children, Andrew and Caroline. Unfortunately, that marriage came to an end in 2000 due to infidelity on Giuliani’s part. The former mayor then went on to marry Judith Nathan in 2010, the woman who allegedly came between him and Hanover.

In 2018, Giuliani faced his third divorce after he became romantically involved with his nurse practitioner, Maria Ryan, while married.

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