Robert Lighthizer Net Worth, Wife, Parents, 2019

By Kishor Shahi | Published On: 25 Sep, 2019
Robert Lighthizer Net Worth, Wife, Parents, 2019

Robert Lighthizer has credited significant roles in the economic progress of the United States since the governance of President Ronald Reagan. From his career as an associate of the law firm to the U.S. Trade Representative, he has worked on ensuring the trade dividend to the country. 

As the 18th U.S. Trade Representative in Washington DC, Robert has put his consistent efforts to resolve the environmental, labor, and other concerns.

Net Worth

As per Forbes, Robert Lighthizer has an estimated net worth of $25 million which he accumulates as being the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington. Similarly, his 2017 documents manifest his fortunes between $18.6 million and $73.6 million. 

Before his tenure as the U.S. Trade Representative, his values ranged in between $18 million to $74 million with a handsome salary and compensations. Currently, he resides in his multi-million dollars home in Palm Beach and Washington DC. 

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Career Details

Kicking off the career as an associate at the Washington law firm of Covington and Burling, Robert made his way to the U.S. trade representative in 1983 under President Ronald Reagan. In 1985, he became the partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom law firm, where he worked on lobbying taxes, litigating and policy advice. 

Lighthizer also served on the board of Overseas Private Investment Corp­oration (OPIC). Later, on 11 May 2017, he became the 18th U.S. Trade Representative in Washington. As of 2019, Robert has worked on the trade conflict with China and also the Mexican-American Free Trade Agreement.

Private Married Life

To those who may know, Robert Lighthizer, age 73, he is a married man. As a man of secrets and mysteries, he has not mentioned with whom he shared wedding vows. However, he is the father of two children, namely; Claire Lighthizer and Robert Lighthizer Jr. But the identity of the biological mother of his kids remains uncovered. 

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Till the date, his married life has remained under the radar. Maybe with his emphasis on professional experience, his personal affairs and sparkes of romances with his spouse have been shadowed.

Besides his married relationship, Lighthizer operates much of his vocations along with his children. Claire and his brother, Robert Jr., accompanied their dad  Robert during the time, he swore an oath to as U.S. Trade Representative in Washington on May 2017.

Robert Lighthizer with his daughter, Claire (Photo: AdobeStock) 

Although the information about his wife is unknown, Robert spends his life with his children.

Early Life And Family 

Robert Lighthizer was born in 1947, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the United States. He blows the birthday candle on 11 October. He grew up with his brother, Jim during his childhood. Later, he pursued his education from Georgetown University and garnered his bachelor's degree in 1969.  Further, he attended Georgetown Law School and acquired J.D. in 1973.

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His mother, Michaelene Jean Garbo, was involved in several charity organizations during the forties, fifties, and sixties. She was involved in 'Grey Ladies,' a hospital volunteer group and also had volunteered through the National Kidney Foundation. Also, she had appeared in the productions of Ashtabula Little Theatre. 

Unfortunately, his mother, Michaelene died on 15 June 2011 at the age of eighty-eight. Likewise, Robert's father Orville James is also no more alive as he died in 1966 at the age of sixty-one.