Joe Jamail Net Worth is$1.5 Billion
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Profession: Lawyer, Businessperson

Date of Birth: Oct 19, 1925

Country: United States of America

Joe Jamail is a Lebanese American attorney and billionaire, he has a net worth of $1.5 billion. Joe Jamail has earned his net worth as the wealthiest practicing attorney in America, also known as the King of Torts. As of 2011 he was the 833rd richest person in the world. He was born in Houston, Texas on October 19, 1926, he graduated from St Thomas High School also in Texas and he earned a B.A from the University of Texas in 1950. Later, in 1953 he received his J.D from The University of Texas School of Law. The University created the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Advocacy in his honor in 1986. Some of Jamail major cases include; representing Pennzoil in their 1985 lawsuit against Texaco, he won the case and received a contingency fee of $335 million. He is known as a generous man giving many large donations to places such as Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin. UT named their football field Joe Jamail Field in his honor as well as the Joseph D. Jamail, Jr. Pavilion at The University of Texas School of Law and the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, named for him and his wife. The University has even erected two statues on campus in his honor. Joe is a widower and he has 3 children.
Joseph Dahr Jamail, Jr. (born October 19, 1925) is a Lebanese American attorney and billionaire. The wealthiest practicing attorney in America, he is frequently referred to as the King of Torts. As of 2011, his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be $1.5 billion, making him the 833rd richest person in the world.
Jamail is a graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas and The University of Texas where he received his B.A. in 1950 and The University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 1953. In 1986 The University of Texas School of Law created the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Advocacy in his honor.
In 1985, Jamail represented Pennzoil in a lawsuit against Texaco. Pennzoil won the case and his contingency fee was $335 million. Jamail has given large donations to Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin. The football field at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is named Joe Jamail Field in his honor, and so is the Joseph D. Jamail, Jr. Pavilion at The University of Texas School of Law. Also located on the University of Texas campus is the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, named for him and his wife. The University has erected two statues on campus in his honor.
On May 14, 2008, The University of Texas announced a $15 million gift from Joe Jamail to support the Law School, Nursing School, and the College of Undergraduate Studies. In response to the gift, the university has renamed a large meeting room in the tower building to the Lee Hage Jamail Academic Room.
On May 29, 2008, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark opened near downtown Houston. It was a $2.7 million dollar project. The park is public and covers over 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2).
On April 27, 2011, The San Marcos Baptist Academy announced a $1 million gift from Joe Jamail to help establish a fund to build a special event center on the Academy campus in memory of Jamail's wife, Lee, who graduated from San Marcos Academy in 1944

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Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark Gets Ready to Shut Down for 6 Months

Ever since the grand opening of the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark in 2008 ... music lovers and those who love cool things in Houston,” says Blumenthal. “The lineup is Supergrave and Biscuit Bombs.” He says that everything at the skate park is always ...
Posted: March 20, 2016, 11:30 pm

Texas to Host 2018 Big 12 Championships for 5th Consecutive Year

The Texas Longhorns will play host for the 2018 Big 12 Championships this season. The meet will run from February 21st to February 24th, 2018, at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center in Austin, Texas. The Big 12 has been dominated by Texas for years on ...
Posted: August 9, 2017, 3:15 pm

Texas Athletics statements on the passing of Longhorns legend Joe Jamail

From Mike Perrin on behalf of Texas Athletics: Joe Jamail was a giant of a man, who made a huge impact in all facets of life. His contributions to The University of Texas are a lasting legacy and testament to his never ending quest to give back and support ...
Posted: December 23, 2015, 9:40 am

Famous litigator, UT donor Joe Jamail dies

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Famous litigator and University of Texas donor Joe Jamail died Wednesday at the age of 90. Jamail served as the lead attorney in several landmark cases and was named “Trial Lawyer of the Century” by the California Trial Lawyers ...
Posted: December 23, 2015, 9:59 am

Joe Jamail, Texas legal titan dubbed ‘King of Torts,’ dies at 90

Joe Jamail, the Texas billionaire who became the richest practicing lawyer in the United States after winning jury verdicts in civil lawsuits that included a $10.5 billion award for Pennzoil in its landmark case against Texacoduring the 1980s, died Dec ...
Posted: December 24, 2015, 1:48 am
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