Forbes released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans last week and according to our painstaking analysis, 37 of those who made the cut are law school graduates. While most of them didn’t accumulate their fortunes in the legal trade, Forbes does identify Houston’s Joe Jamail as the nation’s richest practicing attorney.

Below are some of those that gave up billing by the hour in order to make billions. (Feel free to let us know of any omissions in the comments section.)

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