How much is Jerry Falwell Jr. worth?
|Net Worth:||$125 Million|
|Date of Birth:||June 17, 1962|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Jerry Falwell Jr.
Jerry Lemon Falwell Jr. Is an American lawyer and the former chancellor of the Liberty University. In addition to his work as an attorney, he is also famous for being a prominent member and the former academic administrator of the Evangelical Christian community. He remained on his position as the fourth president of Liberty University from May 2007 to August 2020 after a lot of controversy surrounding it.
How did Jerry Falwell Jr. earn his net worth?
The former attorney and academic administrator became wealthy from his many professions. He spent most of his early twenties and thirties working as a lawyer on various cases and for multiple organizations. From his work during these fifteen years, he was able to make approximately than $3 million. After his father’s death, Jerry Jr. became the president of Liberty University. Under his leadership, there was a lot of scrutiny and controversy. His leadership eventually came under fire after a letter signed by various Congress members, including Andy Levin and Jamie Raskin.
In August 2020, it was announced the Falwell agreed to take an indefinite leave of absence. That came after a controversial photograph of himself was posted on his social media pages. A few weeks later, he resigned from his position as the president after numerous allegations were published that he and his wife have had an years-long sexual relationship with another man. Around the same time, it was revealed that he will receive a severance package for a total of $10.5 million. During his tenure on top of the institution, he was able to win nearly $100 million. Most recently, in October 2020, he sued the university for damaging his reputation, however, he dropped the lawsuit two months later.
Why is he so famous?
Jerry Falwell Jr. became famous after he was appointed the president of Liberty University upon his father’s death. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on June 17, 1962. He’s the eldest son of Jerry Sr. and Macel Falwell. His father is one of the most popular Southern Baptist pastors and televangelists in Virginia. Jerry has two younger siblings – a brother named Jonathan and a sister named Jeannie. As a child, he attended various private schools in the Lynchburg area, with the most notable being Lynchburg Christian Academy (now known as the Liberty Christian Academy), from which he graduated in late 1980. Shortly after, he enrolled at the Liberty University.
In 1984, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and religious studies. He then attended the University of Virginia (School of Law), from which he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1987. After his graduation from the institution, he began serving in private practice as the lawyer of both the Liberty University and all of its related organizations in the Virginia area. In 2000, he became an official member of the university’s Board of Trustees. After his father passed away in mid-May 2007, he was appointed the fourth president of Liberty University.
What makes him so successful?
What makes Jerry Falwell Jr. so successful is his prosperous career as both an academic administrator, attorney, and president of the Liberty University. Ever since the the late 2000s when he took over the president spot after his father, he has been a very controversial leader, having appeared in the media and newspapers. His political views on various subjects is the main reason why he’s been a media sensation. Among those are his longstanding criticism of the Muslims, homosexual lifestyle and homosexuality in general.
Another thing that helps this controversial celebrity so triumphant is is affiliation with Donald Trump. In January 2016, Falwell Jr. announced his endorsement of the latter during his Republican nomination. He then went on to compare him to Winston Churchill and defend the president in various television and radio interviews. Among some of his most memorable television appearances over the past decade are in “Thomas Road Live, “Erin Burnett Out Front”, and “Fox and Friends”.
Jerry Falwell Jr. is a celebrity that gained fame for his work as a lawyer and university administrator of the Liberty University. Over the course of his controversial career as the head of the institution, he has earned more than $125 millions and become one of the most popular public figures in the Virginia area.