Michael Cohen is an American attorney who worked as a lawyer for United States President Donald Trump, as well as serving as the president’s special counsel and once serving as the vice-president of the Trump Organization. Despite this, he’s actually been on both sides of the political spectrum. Let’s take a look at his life over the years, starting with his net worth!
Michael Cohen Net Worth As Of 2019: $100 Million
Michael Cohen’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. Let’s take a look at his career over the years, starting with his net worth.
The Early Years
Cohen is a native of Long Island; his father was a survivor of the Holocaust and Cohen was raised Jewish. Attending Lawrence Woodmere Academy, he later earned his bachelors degree from American University in 1988; during this time, Cohen volunteered for the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis and was an intern for Congressman Joe Moakley. He later earned his JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1991.
Cohen started his legal career by practicing personal injury law in New York in 1992 for Melvyn Estrin in Manhattan. By 2003, he served as an attorney in private practice, a New York City Council candidate and CEO of MLA Cruises, Inc., and of the Atlantic Casino. In 2006, Cohen was a lawyer at the law firm Phillips Nizer LLP; within a year, however, he went on to work for The Trump Organization and became a close confidant for Donald Trump during this time, even maintaining an office near Trump at Trump Tower.
In 2008, Cohen was named COO of the MMA promotion Affliction Entertainment. Throughout the early 2010’s, he also branched out into real estate, buying and selling apartment buildings in Manhattan. By 2015, he also purchased an Upper East Side apartment building for $58 million. While as an executive at the Trump Organization, Cohen drafted the website “Should Trump Run?” to gather information after Trump toyed with the idea of running for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. By 2013, he became involved in an incident in which he wrote an email to The Onion concerning a news article over Trump that he deemed defamatory. In 2018, he became the subject of an investigation in concerning the Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump scandal, with allegations that Cohen paid money to Daniels out of his own money to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump, which the White House denies took place; at one point, Cohen’s lawyer issued a cease-and-desist letter claiming Daniels’ statements constituted libel against him. Later in the year, however, it was announced that Cohen was no longer serving as Trump’s lawyer.
In 2018, Cohen pled guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, bank fraud, and was charged for lying to a Senate committee about the plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee about his career as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney on Wednesday, February 27.