Paul Manafort net worth: Paul Manafort is an American lobbyist and political consultant who has a net worth of $70 million. Paul Manafort was born in New Britain, Connecticut in April 1949. He is a Republican who graduated from Georgetown University, earning his BS and JD. Manafort served as campaign manager for presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. He has also served as an advisor for the presidential campaigns of Republicans including Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, and George H.W. Bush. He served as a senior partner in the firm Davis, Manafort, and Freedman, and lobbied on behalf of several controversial foreign leaders. Manafort is being investigated for issues related to the Trump campaign along with financial transactions by multiple federal agencies. He has been associated with Jonas Savimbi, the Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence Agency, and Ukraine among others. Manafort reportedly purchased several pieces of real estate worth a combined $11 million from 2006 to 2012. He also allegedly received $12 million in undisclosed payments from the pro-Russian former President of Ukraine. He has since taken over seven home equity loans worth more than $19 million.
Arrest: On October 30, 2017 Paul Manafort turned himself into the FBI to face a series of charges. He was indicted on charges of money laundering. Authorities claim that Manafort laundered $18 million through shell companies that paid for a lavish lifestyle of luxury cars, homes and vacations. The charges carry a potential 20 year prison term. In total, he faces 12 charges including being an unregistered foreign agent, not paying taxes and lying on federal disclosure forms. According to the indictment, here are some of the ways Manafort spent his illicit millions: