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What is Alex Murdaugh’s net worth?

THE Murdaugh family has been the center of the news since June of 2021.

Alex, the patriarch, lost his wife Maggie, 52, and son Paul, 22 in a tragic murder.

What is Alex Murdaugh's net worth?

Alex Murdaugh is estimated to be worth around $1million, according to Exact Net Worth.

The 53-year-old reportedly amassed his fortune through his legal career, which earned him about $250,000 annually.

He also comes from a prominent family in the legal business with various members serving as prosecutor for a five-county region in South Carolina.

Who is Alex Murdaugh?

Murdaugh is a lawyer from Hampton County, South Carolina.

A 1990 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Murdaugh holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in political science and a Juris Doctorate Degree.

In 1994, Murdaugh was admitted to the South Carolina Bar and had been practicing ever since.

According to his bio, Murdaugh was known for "representing injured people in all areas of personal injury law, including trucking cases, products liability and wrongful death."

He also serves as a part-time prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Circuit.

A day before Murdaugh was shot in the head on September 4, 2021, while running into car trouble, reports emerged that he was pushed out of his law firm over "millions in missing funds."

He had announced that he would be resigning from his family’s law firm and entering rehab.

Meanwhile, the Hampton, S.C., firm leaders disclosed to The New York Times that Murdaugh was forced out after he was allegedly discovered to have misused money from the company.

Was Alex Murdaugh arrested?

Murdaugh was arrested on September 16, in connection to an insurance fraud scheme that court documents say involved him arranging for his own killing so his surviving son could collect the life insurance payout.

He faces charges of insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, and filing a false police report, according to a statement from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. 

The case will be prosecuted by the state Attorney General's office.

Murdaugh also admitted to authorities on September 13 that he had orchestrated and conspired with a man to kill him as part of the plan.

The person was identified by police as Curtis Edward Smith, a former client of Murdaugh, according to an affidavit to support charges against Smith.

Smith is being held on bond for $55,000 and will need to obtain an attorney in 15 days or his bond will be revoked.

Murdaugh, however, is being held on a $20,000 and must surrender his passport to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and sign a waiver of extradition.

In a statement on September 6 that did not address the shooting, Murdaugh said: "The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life.

"I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret. I’m resigning from my law firm and entering rehab after a long battle that has been exacerbated by these murders.

"I am immensely sorry to everyone I’ve hurt, including my family, friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships."

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