• Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19
  • His net worth is estimated to be $45 million
  • Giuliani allegedly spent lavishly on cigars and fountain pens

Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani is worth millions. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer earned his wealth working as a consultant, paid public speaker and attorney.

Giuliani, 76, has an estimated net worth of $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. However, he allegedly claimed to be in financial distress during his divorce battle with his third wife, Judith Giuliani, that exposed details about their luxurious lifestyle.

In 2018, a lawyer for his third wife accused the former New York City mayor of spending over $900,000 despite claiming that his income had dried up, according to NBC New York affiliate WNBC. Giuliani allegedly splurged $12,000 on cigars, $7,000 on fountain pens, $447,938 "for his own enjoyment" and $165,000 on travel over a five-month period, his wife's lawyer, Bernard Clair, told a judge.

Clair also said that Giuliani reported making $9.5 million in 2017.

Aside from working as a lawyer in private practice, the Brooklyn, New York native makes serious money on the side publishing books, consulting for wealthy clients and charging huge speaking fees. In 2006, Giuliani reported in a financial disclosure report that he made $11 million from 124 paid speeches.

Two years ago, he was hired as a lawyer for Trump, a job from which he said he takes no salary. When asked why he would represent Trump for free, Giuliani professed it was due to his years-long friendship with the president.

However, "multiple people briefed on the matter" told The New York Times in November that he now demands $20,000 per day as compensation from the president’s campaign. If this is indeed true, Giuliani would become one of the highest-paid lawyers in the country.

Giuliani slammed the rumors of the salary request, telling The New York Times that whoever said he had requested $20,000 a day “is a liar, a complete liar.” He asserted that he never requested to be paid this amount, but the president assured him that he would be compensated when the cases he is handling concluded.

On the personal side, the former politician was once married to Regina Peruggi, but they divorced in 1983. He then married Donna Hanover, with whom he shares two children. The marriage also ended in a very public divorce after his affair with Judith Nathan came to light.

Giuliani tied the knot with third wife Judith in 2003 and finalized his divorce from her 15 years later in 2019.

Giuliani recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center, CNN reported. Trump and his wife, Melania, also tested positive for the coronavirus just before the elections but have since recovered.

Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump, looks on during an appearance in Michigan
Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump, looks on during an appearance in Michigan AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY