The lead prosecutor of the O.J. Simpson murder trial Marcia Clark resigned from her job and began writing books as her new venture, which turned out to be hit as her first book Without A Doubt (1997) co-authored with Teresa Carpenter made a whopping amount of $4.2 million worth of sales.
Clark's Net Worth
As of 2021, Marcia Clark has a net worth of $5 million derived from her more than a decade-long career as a law officer and world-renowned author who has released nine books.
Her very first book can be valued at more than $7 million in today's dollar value after inflation adjustment as it had reached #1 on the bestseller's list of New York Daily and Publishers Weekly.
Marcia Clark during the OJ Simpson case (Source: Marcia's Instagram)
Some of Clark's significant publishes include Guilt By Association (2011), Killer Ambition (2013), Trouble In Paradise (2013), Blood Defense (2016), and Snap Judgement (2017). Her latest book is Final Judgement, published in 2020, which is a suspense thriller with a rating of 4.1 on Goodreads.
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Undoubtedly, the former lead prosecutor also made an impressive sum of fortune off dealing with high-profile trails that were highly anticipated by the public.
Clark started working in private practice and public defense after graduating from the law college in 1979 until she decided to become a prosecutor in 1981. In her brief career as a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, she handled some of the major cases of that time, like the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995.
Later, the prosecution team added Christopher Darden and William Hodgman, which later ignited the romantic relationship rumors between her and Darden, still remembered as one of the '90s most iconic dating rumors.
Marcia Clark And Christopher Darden: More Than Just Friends?
The relationship between two subordinates working on the same infamous case, Clark and Darden, was everyone's center of curiosity while the O.J. Simpson case was underway.
Their relationship came into more highlight after the FX Television original series The People V. O.J. Simpson aired, where their relationship was portrayed. However, when Chris Darden was asked about his relationship with his courtroom subordinate, he had few intriguing things to say.
Marcia Clark and Darden as seen at National Black Prosecutors Association event in 1995 (Source: Vanity Fair)
Darden mentioned Clark in his memoir, In Contempt, and even accepted that the thought of dating her had crossed his mind.
"Still, why not have a relationship with Marcia? She was attractive and I was impressed by her intelligence and toughness, intrigued by her vulnerability. We were working together as many as fifteen or sixteen hours a day, watching each other’s backs in court and commiserating over the media and other things that no one else understood..."
However, the duo has chosen to keep the major details under the curtains, making them the only two people who know their relationship back then. Also, when Darden was asked to describe their relationship during the trial, he said, “fire...I don’t think fire is romantic. Fire is passion,” he said, adding the relationship never got physical. “I’m not a kisser. Kissing is intimate. Kissing is more intimate than sex.”
Whatever the media might have to say, the actual intimacy between them remains safe and sound, lingering in Clark's memory until she decides to really open up about the truth.
Short Bio Of Marcia Clark
Marcia was born on August 31, 1953, as Marcia Rachel Kleck in Almeda, California. She was born to a Jews household, and her parents are Rozlyn and Abraham.
Her father worked as a chemist for Food and Drug Administration, so she had to keep moving to places when she was young. Clark attended Susan E. Wagner High School, Staten Island, and graduated in 1976 with a degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She stands at the height of 1.68 meters and has naturally curly hair, for which she had to face a lot of criticism during her days as an attorney. However, she learned to ignore the negative comments but ultimately decided to get her hair straightened in 2016.
Marcia Clark had gone through thick mud to be where she is right now, from receiving sexist comments during her trial period to when her nude pictures from the beach were sold to The National Enquirer.
Yet, she has faced it all with utter boldness and integrity, which has lifted the shades from the misogynist worldwide as people were urged to praise her noteworthy achievements.