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Joseph Dahr Jamail, Jr. (born October 19, 1925) is an American lawyer and billionaire. The most affluent practicing lawyer in The United States, he’s often called the “King of Torts”. As of 2011, his net worth was estimated by “Forbes” to be $1.5 billion, making him the 833rd wealthiest man in the world.
In 1985, Jamail represented Pennzoil in a suit against Texaco. Pennzoil won the case and his contingency fee was $335 million. Jamail has given substantial contributions to Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin. The University has erected two statues on campus in his honor. In response to the present, the university has renamed a big meeting room in the tower building to the Lee Hage Jamail Academic Room. It was a $2.7 million job. The park is public and covers over 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2). On April 27, 2011, The San Marcos Baptist Academy declared a $1 million gift from Joe Jamail to help set up a fund to create a particular occasion facility on the School campus in memory of Jamail’s wife, Lee, who graduated from San Marcos Academy in 1944.