What Is Merrick Garland’s Net Worth?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Susan Walsh/AP/Shutterstock (11698713d)Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at The Queen theater in Wilmington, DelBiden, Wilmington, United States - 07 Jan 2021.
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Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general, is amongst some of the wealthiest cabinet members, with a net worth estimated to be between $7.6 million and $25 million, according to a financial disclosure report from 2015.

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Merrick Garland Net Worth: $7.6 Million-$25 Million

Garland was a nominee for  Supreme Court justice under President Barack Obama, where he would have sat with at least five fellow millionaires, except that then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to let the Senate hold a hearing. Garland has a lengthy history in the justice system, serving 19 years in the D.C. Circuit.

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Garland was not born into money. His mother was a community volunteer in Illinois, while his father was a small-business owner. Garland attended Harvard University and Harvard Law School on scholarships, working summer jobs and selling his comic book collection to pay the remaining tuition, according to White House press reports.

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