Jeanine Ferris gave birth to Jeanine Pirro on June 2, 1951, in Elmira in New York. She was raised in a Maronite Catholic household along with her sister Lulu and her parents, Nassar and Esther, who are initially from Lebanon.
Jeanine’s father held the mobile home salesperson profession, while her mother worked as a model at a department shop. At the age of six, Pirro decided that she wanted to spend her life working in the legal field. She attended Notre Dame High School and completed an internship at the Chemung County District Attorney’s office.
Jeanine attended the University at Buffalo for her undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1975. After that, she became a member of the editorial staff of the law review at Albany Law School, a part of Union University.
Law Career of Judge Jeanine Pirro
Westchester County District Attorney Carl Vergari appointed Pirro Assistant District Attorney in 1975, and she requested in 1977 that Vergari seek a grant that would allow county D.A.D.A.ices to establish domestic-violence bureaus. Having followed through on Jeanine’s request, Vergari obtained one of the funds, allowing him to select Pirro as the bureau’s chief in 1978.
A few months after her election as a judge of the Westchester County Court in November 1990, Jeanine resigned from her position as an Assistant District Attorney to devote herself full-time to her duties as a judge. In November 1993, Pirro became the first female District Attorney of Westchester County after serving as the county’s first female judge for two years. She was reelreelected1997 and 2001.
In December 1993/January 1994, she became a household name after Anne Scripps Douglas and Scott Douglas’s murder-suicide. On numerous occasions in June 1994, Jeanine appeared on television to discuss the O.J. Simpson trial. In 2001, Pirro became the first female president of the New York State District Attorneys Association.
A Career in Politics
Two days after she was announced as Andrew O’Rourke’s running mate, Jeanine O’Rourke withdrew her name from consideration, claiming that her husband could not disclose his business interests or legal clients and that several of those clients transacted business with the state.
Pirro intended to run against Hillary Clinton for the Republican nomination in the Senate election that was first announced in August 2005. A little over a year later, she resigned from the race, saying, “I have decided that my law enforcement background better qualifies me to run for New York State attorney general than a race for the United States Senate.”
Jeanine had $600,000 in unpaid vendor debt from her campaign. After losing the Republican nomination for New York’s attorney general in 2006 to Andrew Cuomo, Joe Perri was re-reelected for the position in 2008.
Television Career of Judge Jeanine Pirro
As a guest analyst, lawyer, or host, Jeanine has appeared on a variety of television shows, including “Today,” “Larry King Live,” “Geraldo at Large,” and “The Morning Show.” For her part, she appeared in “The Jinx,” an HBO documentary series about the disappearance of Kathie Durst, where she discussed her experiences as the investigating attorney.
As of this writing, Pirro has hosted more than 350 episodes of “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Fox News. This year, she was a host on Fox’s show “You the Jury,” which lasted only two episodes before being canceled.
Net Worth of Judge Jeanine Pirro
An estimated net worth of $14 million is held by Judge Jeanine Pirro, an American judge, television personality, and author. The first woman to serve as a judge in Westchester County Court, Pirro was appointed assistant district attorney in 1975. She was the first female district attorney in Westchester County, New York when she took office in 1993.
As Chair of the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities, Jeanine’s work attracted much media attention. She ran unsuccessful campaigns for the Republican Senate nomination in 2006 and the position of Attorney General.
“Judge Jeanine Pirro” premiered on The CW iC.W.2008, winning a Daytime Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program. In January 2011, Fox News introduced a new show called “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
There are several books written by Jeanine, including: “To Punish and Protect: A DA’S Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals” (2003), “Sly and Clever Fox: A Dani Fox Novel” (2012), “He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest for Justice,” (2015), “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy,” (2018), “Radicals (2020).
Personal Life of Judge Jeanine Pirro
Albert J. Pirro Jr. and Jeanine met at Albany Law School in 1975 and married in 1975. Cristine was born on June 23, 1985, and Alexander was born on March 23, 1989. Once it was established, through DNA testing, that a Florida woman claimed Albert had fathered her daughter in the 1980s, Albert was ordered to begin paying child support in 1998. The U.S.U.S.ernment indicted Albert in February of 1999.
His income totaled over $1 million between 1988 and 1997, and the US AU.S.orney’s Office arrested him in the Southern District of New York on four counts of tax fraud, one of conspiracy, and 28 counts of filing a false income tax return. At a press appearance with Albert on the indictment day, Jeanine branded the investigation “invasive and nasty.”
For his crimes, Albert was sentenced to 29 months in federal prison in June 2000, but because he had waived his right to appeal, the sentence was reduced. During Trump’s presidency, Albert was pardoned by Trump’s former business partner Donald Trump, who released him after serving 17 months in prison. Since their separation in 2007, Jeanine and Albert have been going through divorce proceedings.
While driving at 119 mph in Upstate New York in November of last year, Jeanine was stopped by the police and taken into custody. Upon admitting her guilt to speeding, she was sentenced to pay a $300 fine (plus an additional $93 surcharge) and complete an educational program on defensive driving. This year, Pirro published “Liars.”
Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Net Worth: How Much Money Has She Earned in Her Entire Career?