John Edwards
John Edwards
Celebrated Name: John Edwards
Real Name/Full Name: John Edwards
Gender: Male
Age: 70 years old
Birth Date: Jun 10, 1953
Birth Place: Seneca, South Carolina
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 8 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Elizabeth Edwards (Died in 2010)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Five (Wade, Cate, Emma Claire, Jack, and Frances Quinn Hunter)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is John Edwards Gay?: No
Profession: Lawyer, Politician, and Writer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $60 million
Last Updated: April 2024

John Edwards is a US former politician and a lawyer who has worked as an American senator from North Carolina. He had been the Democratic nominee for the post of Vice President in 2004.  He had also been nominated for the Democratic Presidential Elections twice in 2004 and 2008.

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Early Life & Biography

John Edwards as born in Seneca, South Carolina, to Catharine Juanita Edwards (mother) and Wallace Reid Edwards (father). His family to different places when Edwards was young and finally settled in Robbins, North Carolina. His father used to work as a textile mill floor supervisor. His mother used to run an antique-finishing business. After when his father left the job, his mother started working as a letter carrier.

Edward has been famous as a football star in high school. He was the first to have attended college in his family history. He enrolled at Clemson University and was shifted to North Carolina State University. He did his graduation with high honors. In 1974, he secured a bachelor’s degree in textile technology. He completed his Juris Doctor degree with honors from UNC (University of North Carolina Law School).

Personal Life

Looking at his personal life, Edward got married to Elizabeth in 1977. The couple remained together till December 2010 when Elizabeth died due to cancer. They were blessed with four children as “Wade” born in 1979, “Cate” born in 1982, “Emma Claire” born in 1998, and “Jack” in 2000.

Edward also has one child, “Frances Quinn Hunter,” who was born in 2008 out of wedlock with his former mistress, “Rielle Hunter.”

Edwards, in association with David Kirby and his daughter “Cate,” set up a law firm, named “Edwards Kirby.” This firm was set up in 2013 in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on Jun 10, 1953, John Edwards is 70 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 5 ft 8 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


After completing his law school, Edwards joined as a clerk for a federal judge named “Franklin Dupree” in North Carolina. In 1978, he joined Dearborn & Ewing law firm in Nashville as an associate. In 1981, Edwards joined Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove. In 1984, he was allocated to a medical misconduct lawsuit for his client, who suffered from permanent nerve and brain damage after overconsumption of the anti-alcoholic drug.

He handled the case successfully and won a verdict of $3.7 million on behalf of the client. Edwards had sued the US Red Cross thrice on the grounds of transmission of AIDS via contaminated blood products that resulted in a confidential settlement each time. He protected a North Carolina tabloid against a defamation charge.

In 1985, Edwards successfully dealt with a case of a five-year-old child who was born with cerebral palsy. Her mother didn’t choose to undergo an immediate C-section delivery after when the fetal monitor displayed that she was in anguish. Edwards fought this case and won a $6.5 million judgment for his client. After five weeks, the judge continued the verdict but reversed the award on the basis that the evidence was inadequate for the sustenance of the verdict.

He offered $3.25 million to the complainant, but the family of the child appealed the case and obtained $4.25 million in that settlement. After this lawsuit, Edwards received countrywide attention in the form of the plaintiff’s lawyer. He got to deal with a minimum of twenty of such similar lawsuits in the following years and achieved settlements and verdict of more than sixty million dollars for his clients.

In 1993, Edwards started his law firm in Raleigh with the support of his friend, David Kirby. He was considered to be the top attorney of plaintiffs in North Carolina. The most massive lawsuit that he handled in his career was a 1996 product liability case against Sta-Rite. With his impressive legal performance, Edwards won the verdict of $25 million. It has been the most significant award received by any lawyer for a personal injury case in North Carolina history.

In December 2003, he contested for the presidential campaign for the first time. Edwards published his autobiographical book “Four Trials” that focuses on lawsuits that he dealt with in his legal career. In his book, he wrote that the success of Sta-Rite’s case and the death of his son were the two incidences that prompted him to leave his legal profession.

Awards & Achievements

Presently, there are no considerable awards in his name. But he has won a legal case involving $25 million with his outstanding law skills and arguments. It is first in itself in North Carolina.

Net Worth & Salary of John Edwards in 2024

John Edwards Net Worth
John Edwards Net Worth

John Edwards is a multi-talented person. He is a politician, writer, lawyer, and shop owner. All these contribute to his annual income. His net worth is computed to be $60 million as of April 2024. He has been able to fight and win cases worth more than $60 million, and it is a considerable achievement. He has involved himself in politics now and has been earning good from that field as well.

John Edwards has been a highly accomplished American celebrity who is recognized as the most successful and top lawyers in North Carolina. After his son’s death, he made a transition into Politics and made a significant contribution.


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