How Did That Happen?: Nearly All Of The Supreme Court Justices Are Millionaires

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As many as eight of the nine justices of the Supreme Court are millionaires, their 2013 financial disclosure statements show.

Topping the list are former president Bill Clinton’s two nominees, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Each is worth between about $5 million and $20 million, based on the dollar ranges of their investments.

Former president George W. Bush’s nominees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito, are next on the list. Roberts is worth between $5 million and $15 million, roughly, while Alito is worth between $3 million and $13 million.

Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor, both recent authors whose royalties have boosted their income, also are in the millionaires club. Their net worth is in the $2 million to $7 million range. Sotomayor, however, has something none of the other justices have: a mortgage.

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