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Lori Lightfoot Net Worth $1.5 Million

What Is Lori Lightfoot’s Net Worth?

Lori Lightfoot is an American attorney and the Mayor of Chicago from 2019 until 2023 who has a net worth of $1.5 million. She was born on August 4, 1962, in Massillon, Ohio, USA, as Lori Elaine Lightfoot.

”I’m the fourth of my parents’ four children, and my town was fairly segregated growing up,” Lightfoot told Elle in May 2020. ”My dad was a janitor for most of his professional life.”

Her mom, Ann, was a healthcare aide. ”She is the shortest of my children,” Ann declared in an interview. ”But she has never allowed height to cause her not to go up against whatever she feels is not right.” 

”I spent a lot of time with my mother as a kid because my dad was working two or three jobs every day,” Lori said.

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Lightfoot graduated from Washington High School in Massillon. During high school, Lori played basketball and volleyball.

In 1984, Lightfoot earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

In 1989, she got a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. Later, Lori started to work at the Mayer Brown law firm as a practicing attorney.

From 2002 to 2004, she worked as Chief Administrator of the Chicago Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards. Lightfoot was in charge of investigating possible cases of police misconduct.

From 2004 to 2005, Lightfoot served as the Chief of staff and general counsel of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

From 2015 to 2018, she was the President of the Chicago Police Board.

Mayor of Chicago

In May 2018, Lightfoot announced her candidacy for Mayor of Chicago. Lori said she is not “tied to the broken political machine.”

In April 2019, she became the first openly gay person elected mayor of Chicago. Lightfoot is also the third African-American to be mayor of Chicago.

”We have an opportunity to make sure every Chicagoan has the opportunity to reach their full potential,” Lori said at the time. She added: ”As Mayor, I promise that I’ll always be in your corner to make sure every neighborhood has a seat at the table.”

Lori Lightfoot Net Worth

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She officially took office as Mayor of Chicago on May 20, 2019.

”It was a campaign full of unanticipated twists and turns, but our commitment to fairness, equity, and inclusion never changed,” Lightfoot wrote on her Instagram in May 2020. ”As we recover and rebuild, those principles will continue to guide our city.” 

In 2020, Lightfoot appeared in the mini-series ”The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth.”

In June 2020, she was at Oprah’s home in California. ”It was great. She’s a remarkable person, as you know,” she said.


Lori Lightfoot married Amy Eshleman on the same day same-sex marriages became legal in Illinois (June 1, 2014).

Lori Lightfoot and her wife Amy Eshleman

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”I am most proud of, is the number of parents that come to me, pull me aside, and they’ll say, ‘My son or daughter just came out. They’re so encouraged by who you are, the way your carry yourself in the world,’” Lightfoot told ClickOnDetroit.

Note – Eshleman graduated from Sterling High School in 1980. Amy played on the tennis and basketball teams during high school. In 1984, Eshleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Miami University in Oxford. She worked as a Chicago Public Library assistant commissioner from 1994 to 2012.

In June 2018, Amy and Lori walked in the Chicago Pride Parade.

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The couple adopted a daughter named Vivian.

They reside in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side.


Lightfoot is about 5 ft 1 in (154 cm) tall. 

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”The only thing you have in your life is your integrity.”

”We are a city that is a sanctuary city.”

“We’ve got to build these anchors and infrastructure in the communities.”

”When women and girls have equity and opportunity, we are all better off.”

”I don’t think I’ll be a good mayor if I don’t live my authentic life.”

”Make no mistake about it: Change is hard, but change is necessary.”


She appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS This Morning, The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360°, State of the Union with Jake Tapper, and Face the Nation.

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Net Worth

So, how much is Lori Lightfoot worth? Lightfoot earned most of her wealth from serving as the Mayor of Chicago. Lightfoot’s annual salary was $216,210. Therefore, Lori Lightfoot has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Lori also served as the Chief Administrator of the Chicago Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards and as a senior equity partner in the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group at Mayer Brown.

Prior to serving as mayor, Lori was a former federal prosecutor.

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