Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney has earned a huge success in her field. Specializing in international law and human rights, Clooney has earned many awards and honors in her life. As a high-profile barrister, Amal has earned a huge sum of money and has maintained an impressive net worth valued over millions of dollars. Currently, the Lebanese beauty is married to veteran actor George Clooney and shares twins.
Amal Clooney was born Amal Alamuddin on February 3, 1978, in Beirut, Lebanon to father Ramzi Alamuddin and mother Baria Alamuddin. A Lebanese-British by nationality, she belongs to a mixed ethnic background and shares the birth sign Aquarius. Her initial name is derived from the Arabic word ‘amal’ which means hope.
Her family left her Lebanon when she was two years old, during the Lebanese Civil War and settled in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
Clooney’s father was from a Lebanese Druze family and was the owner of COMET travel agency while her mother was from Sunni Muslims from Tripoli in Northern Lebanon. Her mother is a foreign editor of Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat as well as a founder of public relations company International Communication Experts.
Regarding her education, she attended Dr Challoner’s High School situated in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire and later went to St Hugh’s College where she earned an Exhibition and the Shrigley Award. She completed her graduation with a BA degree in Jurisprudence from St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
The succeeding year, she entered New York University School of Law to study for the LLM degree accepting the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for brilliance in amusement law. For a semester while at NYU, she worked in the workplace of Sonia Sotomayor, at that point a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Fluent in English, French, and Arabic, Amal has been described as a Druze as per some reports. However, she has not discussed her religion considering herself a part of the religion in any capacity, because of the Druze confinement on exogamy, her mom's Muslim confidence, and her marriage to non-Druze George Clooney. But in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, her husband said that Amal Clooney is “nondenominational….not religious at all.”
The adorable couple met back in July 2013, through a mutual friend and on 28th April, 2014, they became engaged. George Clooney publicly criticized the British newspaper, the Dailymail after it claimed that Amal’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds. George refused to apologize when the tabloid apologized for its false story. He called the newspaper “the worst kind of tabloid.”
The pair obtained marriage licenses on August 7, 2014, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, and eventually got married on September 27, 2014 in Venice’s city hall (at Ca’ Farsetti). They were wedded by Clooney’s friend Walter Veltroni, former mayor of Rome. Their wedding ceremony was widely reported in the media.
In February 2017, the CBS talk show The Talk reported Clooney was pregnant, and that she and her better half were expecting for twins. Later, her friend, actor Matt Damon confirmed the pregnancy to Entertainment Tonight. She gave birth to daughter Ella Clooney and son Alexander Clooney in June 2017.
Amal Clooney’s net worth, as of July 2019, is said to be worth around $10 million (£7 million), while her husband George Clooney is worth $500 million, according Celebritynetworth. She has reportedly earned a huge sum from her successful career.
As a barrister, she would have earned millions of dollars, however, the exact value of her earning is yet unavailable. As barrister’s salary per year in the U.K., ranges between £25 thousand - £180 thousand, her salary might fall somewhere under the same range.
In October 2014, the duo bought the Mill House on an island in the River Thames at Sonning Eye in England worth around $12.5 million (£10 million).
Currently, Amal is able to rehearse as a legal counselor in the United States and the United Kingdom. Well, she was admitted to the bar in New York in 2002 and in England and Wales in 2010. She has additionally drilled at international courts in The Hague including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
As a part of Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, she has worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in the New York City for three years, where her clients included Enron and Arthur Andersen.
She completed a judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice in 2004, and clerked under Judge Vladlen S. Vereshchetin from Russia, Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt, and ad hoc Judge Sir Franklin Berman from the United Kingdom.
Making her return to Britain in 2010, she became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers and in 2013, she was appointed to a number of United Nations commissions counting as guide to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria and as Counsel to the 2013 Drone Inquiry by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the utilization of drones in counter-psychological warfare activities.
Amal has been involved in high-profile cases representing the state of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Yulia Tymoshenko and Julian Assange, and was an adviser to the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni.
Amal has been engaged with prominent cases representing the territory of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Yulia Tymoshenko and Julian Assange, and was a consultant to the King of Bahrain regarding the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni.
Aside from that, she was a visiting employee and a senior individual with Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute for the Spring 2015 and 2016 scholarly semesters. Additionally, she was a co-profesor with law educator, Sarah H. Cleveland in Cleveland's seminar on human rights and showed a class on human rights suit to understudies in the school's Human Rights Clinic.
Amal Clooney earned an Exhibition and the Shrigley Award while studying at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. Not only that, for her excellence in entertainment law from NYU School of Law, she received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award.
Similarly, Clooney was selected as Barbara Walter’s Most Fascinating Person in the year 2015. Likewise, she was shortlisted for Best British Style alongside David Beckham, Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson.
In her life, she has done many philanthropic works. Well, she is the president of the Clooney for Justice to advance justice in courtrooms, communities, and classrooms around the world. She co-founded the organization with her husband George Clooney in late 2016.
Partnering with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in starting, she created the Amal Clooney Scholarship in order to send a female student from Lebanon to the United World College Dilijan every year, to apply in a two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.
Clooney and her spouse also supported a Yazidi student, Hazim Avdal, who Clooney met through her work with Nadia Murad as Avdal worked at Yazda. He is going to the University of Chicago.
In 2018, after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the Clooneys promised $500,000 to the March for Our Lives and said they would be in participation.
Quick Summary of Amal Clooney
Who is Amal Clooney?
Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney has earned a huge success in her field.
How old is she now?
She has reached the age of 41, as of 2019.
What's the nationality of the high-profile barrister, Amal?
She belongs to Lebanese-British nationality.
How much is she worth at present?
She is worth around $10 million, as of July 2019.