James Comey was just fired by President Donald Trump from his role as FBI director. But he won’t be wondering how he’ll pay his bills, because the former FBI director is a millionaire.
Here’s what you need to know.
James Comey’s Estimated Net Worth is More Than $11 Million
When Comey was nominated for FBI director in 2013, he reported a net worth of more than $11 million, via documents filed with the Senate. This included $5 million in stocks, including Exxon Mobil, a Schwab fund, Pepsico, Berkshire Hathaway, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble, and Hormel Foods. He also reported that he’d received a profit-sharing payout of more than $3 million from Bridgewater Associates if he was confirmed.
He and his wife, Patrice, also owned a home in Connecticut that was estimated to be worth $3 million.
Comey earned much of his money as general counsel for Bridgewater from 2010 to 2013, and also general counsel of Lockheed Martin for five years.
The FBI Director’s Salary Is Typically Just Shy of $200,000 a Year
Comey’s net worth is far greater than the salary for an FBI director. Glassdoor estimates that FBI directors bring in $120,000 to $130,000 a year. But this estimate is actually low. According to Business Insider, Comey’s pay in 2016 was $185,100.
Comey’s salary came up a year ago, when he talked about how much the FBI paid to crack into one of the San Bernardino suspect’s locked iPhone. He said the tool was “more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure,” the Chicago Tribune reported. The FBI paid about $900,000 for the tool.
So although Comey is losing his salary, it looks like his net worth is more than enough to support him and his family at this time.