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Richard Ben-Veniste Wife, Parents, Net Worth, CNN, Bio

By Prakriti Shrestha | On: 18 Nov, 2018
Richard Ben-Veniste Wife, Parents, Net Worth, CNN, Bio

The American lawyer was appointed as an attorney’s office assistant in early age and took it as an opportunity to learn more; Richard Ben-Veniste now excelled in the crowd of grown-ups. He could not wait to go to the office, and he enjoyed it so much that he sometimes worked for 16 hours a day when preparing for trials.

Richard was one of the led prosecutors of 1970s Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He had been working as a legal analyst for CNN.

How Much Is Richard's Net Worth?

Richard has garnered his net worth from his successful lawyer career. As per sources, the average salary of a lawyer is $118,160 per annum. To be more precise the average salary of a CNN legal analyst is $82,193 per year. As a leading prosecutor of his generation, he has accumulated more than an average salary throughout his career.

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He started his career as an assistant US attorney at the age of 24 in 1968. He was also working as chief of the Senate Prosecution section during that time. He left the attorney's office when he could properly plan his career. In this journey, he has served as one of the ten commissioners on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, famous as the 9/11 Commission.

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He has also written a book named The Emperor’s New Clothes and co-authored a book titled Stonewall: The Real Story of the Watergate Prosecution. After adding a list of experiences in his resume, he has joined CNN as a legal analyst in 2017.

Richard Meets His Wife During Work; His Family

Richard, 75, was there in the most beautiful part of the country, San Fransisco, doing the thing he loved the most, solving cases. He then met the love of his life, Donna Grell. He was a lucky man to find himself a wife during his work in 1983.

The couple is blessed with four children, Jonathan, Danielle, Elizabeth, and Olivia.

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Richard and his family had to lose one of the beloved members in the family, his mother on 18 June 2002. He was also very close to his grandparents Jacques Ben-Veniste and Cecelia Levy who were the immigrants of Salonika 1906. They met in the boat when they were migrating to the US in search of opportunity. Richard got to visit his native land during his career and reminisces them. He had thanked them for coming to the United States and opening doors for the other generations with many opportunities.

Short Bio

Richard Ben-Veniste was born in 1943 and marks his birthday on 3rd January, as per wiki. He was born in a Jewish family with a father from the Levantine origin and a Russian and German origin mother.

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Talking about education, he engaged with many institutions to get many degrees. He attended Stuyvesant High School and earned an A.B degree from Muhlenberg College. For LLB he joined Columbia Law School and later got an LLM from Northwestern University School of Law.