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10 of the World’s Richest Lawyers

Wow! Who knew the law sector was THIS lucrative?

I always knew lawyers earned big bucks. I mean legal services aren’t exactly cheap these days, right? Plus they deal with multiple clients all the time so it’s always a safe bet that they’re always getting huge paychecks.

Going through this list, however, I still couldn’t help but feel amazed about how some people have made insane fortune by working in the law sector. I’m just totally mind-blown!

Go scroll down and see for yourself.

#10. Howard K. Stern

Not to be confused with the popular radio personality, Howard K. Stern is a lawyer who graduated from the University of California. He works as the agent and personal lawyer of Hollywood actress Anna Nicole Smith that’s why he also made appearances on the reality TV series The Anna Nicole Show. His net worth is at $500,000.

#9. Stacey Gardner

With a net worth of $1 million, this lawyer-slash-model has gained popularity because of the game show Deal or No Deal. She earned her law degree from the Southwestern Law School. Aside from working as an attorney, she has also modeled for salon ads.

#8. Vikki Ziegler

In addition to being a lawyer, Vikki Ziegler is also an author and a TV personality. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and later earned her degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law. She began her career in law as a court clerk and gradually moved up from there. Her net worth is currently at $2.5 million.

#7. Jose Baez

A graduate of Florida State University, lawyer Jose Baez has gained popularity when he worked as the lead attorney for the famous murder case of Casey Anthony. He is also recognized by the New York Times as a best-selling author. His net worth? A whooping $5 million!

#6. Ana Quincoces

This Cuban-American lawyer is also known as a chef and reality show star. She has authored several cook books such as Cuban Chicks Can Cook and Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine etc. Her net worth is now at $8 million.

#5. Vernon Jordan

After earning his law degree from the Howard School of Law, Vernon Jordan later earned a name for himself not only as a lawyer but also as a business executive and a civil rights activist. He also served as President Bill Clinton’s adviser. His net worth is at $12 million.

#4. Joel Segal

Recognized as one of the most popular sports agents in the United States, lawyer Joel Segal began his law career as an adviser and sports agent. He later worked for the Worldwide Football Management Inc and is now the president of Lagedere Unlimited and BEST Football. The Hofstra Law School graduate now has a net worth of $40 million.

#3. John Branca

Entertainment lawyer John Branca isn’t only an attorney by profession but was also once a rock musician, thus explaining his interest in the field more than any other. He earned his degree from the UCLA School of Law and his net worth is now at $50 million.

#2. Willie E. Gary

Aside from being a top-notch lawyer, Willie E. Gary is also a well-known motivational speaker and businessman. He earned his Business Administration Degree from Shaw University and his law degree from the North Carolina Central University. His net worth, you ask? It’s already at $100 million!

#1. Wichai Thongthan

With a net worth of $1.1 billion, Wichai Thongtan is undoubtedly the world’s richest lawyer. This lawyer has also gained popularity as a businessman. He also serves as a lawyer for the Thai Prime Minister and other high profile clients. He is now a board member of the Bangkok Dusit Medical and several other companies.

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Why Sin Eating Was Once The Worst Job In The World

Technically, it was a thankless job.

If you think you are unfortunate for having to hold on to a job that you think sucks, bear in mind that at one point in history, there were people who went the extent of risking their salvation just for money. For the so-called Sin Eaters then, it did not matter if they had to suffer eternal damnation in hell for as long they could eat and have some coins in their pockets.

While a Sin Eater is already a thing of the past, there is no questioning that it held the notion as being the worst job in England, Scotland, and Wales where it was practiced from the Middle Ages until the early 1900s. You see, a Sin Eater had to eat a piece of bread placed on the chest of a dying person, otherwise known as a sin-soaked bread, while the family of the would-be departing person watched, prayed, and drank a flagon of ale.

By eating the sin-soaked bread, it was believed then that a Sin Eater could absolve the dying person from his sins, and his chances of entering heaven would improve.

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Touching Plane Crash Memorial Site Spotted via Google Maps

The incident claimed 170 lives and its memorial is beautifully haunting.

On September 19, 1989, international passenger plane UTA Flight 772 was en route from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Tragically, the aircraft never made it to its destination as a bomb in the cargo hold blew up, causing it to break up over the Sahara desert.

The explosion, which later became known as the deadliest plane-related incidents in Niger, claimed the lives of all the 156 passengers and 14 crew members. French investigators later confirmed that it was an attack by Libyan terrorists.

Fast forward to 2007, Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an associated of the victims’ families, created a beautiful memorial for their departed loved ones. Now the said memorial is visible via Google Maps and Google Earth.

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Relaxing In Long Hot Bath Is Equivalent To A 30-Minute Walk, Researchers Claim

This may be a faster way to burn those calories away!

Having a hard time shedding those excess fat from your body? Well it looks like the answer doesn’t have to be a complicated one at all. According to researchers, spending time in hot baths may be equivalent to a 30-minute walk.

Sounds too good to be true, you say? Well listen up since scientists have some interesting information to back it up.

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