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Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Facts- Bio, Family, Education, Husband, Kids, Ethnicity, Net Worth

Last Updated : February 18, 2022

Quick Info→Age (2022): 71 Years OldHusband/Spouse: Albert J.Pirro (Ex)

Who is Jeanine Pirro?

Jeanine Pirro is an American judge and author. She earned fame as Chair of the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities.

The judge is currently the co-host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine. Pirro was the first female judge to be elected in Westchester County, New York.

The judge is a frequent contributor to NBC News as well. In addition, Pirro gained visibility in domestic abuse cases and crimes against the elderly.

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Short Bio: Age, Ethnicity

Pirro was born on June 2, 1951. She was born and raised in Elmira, New York. Moreover, the Gemini-born judge will turn 71 in 2022.

The judge is an American citizen. Her parents were Maronite Catholics.

Family: Parents, Siblings

The judge was born to Lebanese-American parents, Nasser “Leo” and Esther Ferris. Her father was a mobile-home salesman, while her mother was a department store model.

Jeanine Pirro With Her Mother
Jeanine Pirro With Her Mother (credit-Twitter)

There isn’t much information about her siblings.

Education Background

Pirro graduated from Notre Dame High School. She then interned in the Chemung County District Attorney’s office during her time in high school.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Buffalo, she attained her J.D. degree at Albany Law School of Union University in 1975.

Short Career History

In 1975, Jeanine Pirro was appointed as Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County by District Attorney Carl Vergari, where she worked to fight domestic violence.

In November 1990, Jeanine left her job as Assistant District Attorney after being elected as a judge of the Westchester County Court.

In November 1993, after spending two years serving as Westchester County’s judge, Pirro became the first female Westchester County District Attorney.

In all her working life, she worked on domestic violence fatalities. Pirro became the New York State District Attorneys Association’s first female president in 2001.

In 2006, Piro ran in the United States Senate elections against Hillary Clinton but withdrew, claiming that she was a better judge than a senate.

Is Jeanine Pirro Married?

In 1975, Jeanine Pirro married Albert J.Pirro, who she met at Albany Law School. The couple together has a daughter and a son.

Jeanine-Pirro-With-Her-Ex-Husband
Jeanine Pirro With Her Ex-Husband Albert J.Pirro (Sources: The Sun)

In 2005, a Florida woman claimed that she had a child with Albert, and after a DNA, the claims were proven to be true, and hence, Albert paid for the child’s upbringing.

Albert made allegations on four counts of tax evasion, one count of conspiracy, and 28 counts of filing a false tax return. Jeanine claimed that the investigations for this claim were very invasive and hostile.

In the year 2000, Albert was pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 29 months in federal prison.

After all these allegations, Albert and Jeanine separated in 2007. However, their divorce was only finalized in the year 2013.

Jeanine Pirro’s Net Worth

As a judge, Jeanine has an estimated salary of $3 million with her career. Her net worth is said to be $14 million.

Talking about her property, she has listed her five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home on the market for $3.4 million in August 2018.

Physical Appearance

The lawyer stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches or 160 cm and stays fit with 57 kgs or 126 lb. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Jeanine Pirro’s 5 Quick Facts

  • She wanted to be an attorney from the age of 6.
  • ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’ has over 350 episodes.
  • She hosted the Fox series “You the Jury” in 2017, but it was canceled after just two episodes.
  • Jeanine listed her home several times before dropping the price.
  • In November 2017, Jeanine was pulled over in Upstate New York while driving 119 miles per hour. 

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