Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was the sitting member of the Supreme Court with the longest tenure, and then-President George H.W. Bush chose to join the court in 1991.
Moreover, he is the second Black man to hold a position on the Supreme Court. The first was Thurgood Marshall, who was replaced by Thomas.
Recently, Thomas has been one of the most discussed topics on the news due to allegations that he took luxury flights from Republican mega-donor Harlan Crow without disclosing them.
Since the allegations regarding Thomas came out, everyone has been curious to know about his net worth and about the assets he owns. Here, we’ll discuss everything that you need to know about the US Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas.
Clarence Thomas Net Worth
The Justice of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, is supposed to have an estimated net worth of $32 million as of 2023.
Clarence has an annual salary of $2,60,000 each year as the justice of the Supreme Court. Besides that, he also has the perquisites like a traveling allowance, electricity subsidy, accommodation, etc.
Apart from the income he gets from the court, he has an annual income of around $1 million from several other sources such as investments and business.
According to reports, Clarence Thomas is the owner of 11 real estate assets valued at $7 million. Clarence Thomas is the author of many best-selling novels, from which he receives an annual income totaling more than $90,000.
Additionally, Clarence Thomas is a shareholder in several NYSE-listed businesses. Additionally, Clarence Thomas owns stock in a restaurant chain through which he generates $200,000 annually.
Clarence Thomas’ net worth has increased by 300% over the last ten years, making him the fastest-rising justice in the history of the US Supreme Court. In the following three years, his net worth would probably exceed $50 million.
Clarence Thomas: Early Life
Clarence Thomas was born in 1948, in Pin Point, Georgia, a small black town close to Savannah that was established by freedmen after the Civil War.
Before going to St. John Vianney’s Minor Seminary, Clarence Thomas spent two years at the largely black St. Pius X secondary school.
The 1984-born Justice of the Supreme Court is going to be 75 this year.
Clarence Thomas: Professional Career
Clarence Thomas was nominated for the District of Columbia Circuit of the US Court of Appeals in 1989 by President George H. W. Bush.
Thomas has frequently advocated for the Supreme Court to read the Interstate Commerce Clause more strictly.
The 75-year-old justice of the US Supreme Court has been in office since 1991 and was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to replace Thurgood Marshall.
The court’s longest-serving member after Anthony Kennedy’s retirement in 2018 and the oldest member of the court since Stephen Breyer’s retirement in 2022 is Thomas. He is also the second American of African origin to hold that position after Marshall.
Clarence Thomas: Family
Clarence Thomas is the middle child of a farmer M.C. Thomas and Leopla Wiliams. The lives of the family in early times were very difficult, especially after Clarence’s father abandoned them when he was just two years old.
The early ancestors of the family were Georgian plantation owners who held slaves. Thomas was taken by his maternal grandfather after his mother found it impossible to take care of the kids alone and at the same time, their home was damaged by fire.
Thomas was married to Kathy Ambush in 1971. She was an American volunteer and a global internet entrepreneur. Even though they divorced in 1984, they together had a son named Jamal Adeen Thomas. Jamal is the only biological son that Thomas has.
After separating from KathyAmbush, Thomas married Virginia Thomas, an attorney and conservative activist in 1984.
Virginia Thomas is still actively involved in politics despite having previously served in the House of Representatives.