Amal Clooney is a barrister who specializes in international law and human rights. She is also the wife of the famous actor George Clooney. She has worked in top legal places like the International Criminal Court and The Hague.
Early Life and Education of Amal Clooney
Amal Alamuddin was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on February 3, 1978. She was born to parents Ramzi Alam Uddin (father) and Bariaa Miknass (mother). She was born during the Lebanese war so her father named her ‘amal’ meaning hope.
Amal left Lebanon when she was just two and immigrated to Buckinghamshire. She has three siblings. Her sister’s name is Tala and her half brothers are named Samer and Ziad.
Clooney completed her high school from Dr. Challoner’s High School in Buckinghamshire. She attended and graduated from St Hugh’s College in Oxford. She received a scholarship and the Shrigley Award there.
She studied further and completed her undergraduate degree in Jurisprudence from the same college in 2000. Amal continued her studies at New York University School of Law for her LLM in 2001.
How old is Amal Clooney?
Amal Clooney’s age is 41, as of 2019.
Personal Life: Wedding, Husband, Children
Amal Clooney is happily married to Hollywood actor George Clooney. The couple met through a mutual friend around July 2013. After dating for almost a year, Amal and George got engaged on April 28, 2014.
They received their marriage license on August 7, 2014, from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London They married officially on September 27, 2014, in Venice city hall after having a high-profile secret wedding ceremony two days earlier in the same city.
Famous politician, writer, and politician Walter Veltroni was also invited to the wedding.
After the confirmation from the actor friend Matt Damon, it was publicly revealed that Amal was pregnant. She gave birth to twins in June 2017. Their daughter is named Ella Clooney and their son is named Alexander Clooney.
How tall is Amal Clooney?
Amal Clooney has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.74m).
Amal Clooney‘s Career
Amal Clooney has practiced law in the United States as well as the United Kingdom.
Amal began her career as a lawyer in an international law firm named Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City for three years in the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group.
Amal then clerked under Judge Vladen S. Vereshchetin, Judge Nabil Elaraby, and Judge Sir Franklin Berman. She then completed her judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice in 2004.
Briefly, she was based in The Hague in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
In 2010, Clooney returned to Britain and became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers. She was appointed to a number of United Nations commissions in 2013.
Net Worth of Amal Clooney
Barrister Amal Clooney has a net worth of $10 million, as of 2019. She earned the majority of her wealth from her days as a private firm lawyer.
Amal also earns as a barrister. According to sources, a barrister makes an average of $62,000 a year in the UK.
Amal Clooney also lives in the Mill House on an island in the River Thames at Sonning Eye in England. The house is worth $12.4 million.
The lawyer also collects her net worth from her husband’s wealth. Her beau, George Clooney, has a massive net worth of $500 million, as of 2019.
- Amal Clooney is close friends with Meghan Markle.
- Her nationality is Lebanese-British
- She is not active in any social media including Twitter and Instagram