Chris Murphy Net Worth And Income Sources

Senator Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth Overview

Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth is at an estimated $1.1m- $2.3m based on public information.  

We recognize that some online sources have estimated as high as $8 million. However, these sites often don’t provide any breakdown or sources to back up the number. So, we would rather err on the conservative side of under-estimate here at

Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth is mostly in the form of fixed income and equity securities.[1] His primary income from lawyer and Senator contributed to his net worth.

Senator Chris Murphy Investment and Assets

Chris Murphy’s main source of income is from his post as a US senator for Connecticut.  He also earns income from book royalties and his investment in corporate securities.[2] The Connecticut Senator also has taken student loans. The details of his financial assets are summarized in the tables below.

 Summary of Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth

Assets Asset Value
Real Estate$750k-$1.5m
Student Loans$30k-$100k
Total Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth$1.1m- $2.3m
InvestmentsAsset Value
Retirement account, ETFs. Money market funds, etc.$415k-$957k
Real EstateValue
Columbus, Ohio$500,001-$1,000,000
Chicago, IL$250,001-$500,000
Educational LoanValue
Senator Chris Murphy$15,001-$50,000

Based on our calculations from Richard Blumenthal’s disclosed financial sources for FY 2020, his net worth is between $1.1m- $2.3m

Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth: Chris Murphy photo in 2020. Credit: United States Senate

Senator Chris Murphy Income

Chris Murphy earns most of his income as a US Senator. In addition, he also earns income from investment in fixed and equity investments.

Income Source 1: Salary as a US Senator

Chris Murphy has been a Senator from Connecticut since 2013. If we multiply and extrapolate, he has made:

$174,000 * 8 + 174,000 / 12 * 9 = $ 1,526,500 since swearing in as a Senator on 3rd January 2013.

Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth

Caption: Sen. Chris Murphy addressing a rally in Hartford, Connecticut.  Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Income Source 2: Royalties

Chris Murphy has been earning royalties of $23,421 per year. Random House, Inc. is paying the royalty for his book ‘The Violence Inside Us’.

Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth : Sen. Chris Murphy speaking for gun control in 2017.  Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Chris Murphy’s Bio/Early Life

Chris Murphy was born on 3rd August 1973 in West Plains, New York. His parents Scott L. Murphy and Catherine A. are of Irish and Polish descent.[3] They moved to Connecticut when he was a child. His father was the managing partner of a Hartford law firm Shipman & Goodwin while his mother worked as an ESL teacher in Hanmer Elementary School located in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Murphy attended Wethersfield High School. He received a BA in law from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He has also received an honorary Doctor Humane Letters degree from the University of New Haven in 2013.

Chris Murphy Career

Murphy worked as a campaign manager for Charlotte Koskoff who ran against Nancy Johnson in 1996.

Murphy had worked for George Jepsen who was the Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader between 1997 and 1999. He won the House of Representative Elections in 1998 at the age of 25. He won the election again two years later in 2000.

In 2003, Murphy won a seat in Connecticut’s  16th Congressional District for the first time. He won a reelection one year later in 2004.

Murphy won the US House seat in 2006 defeating Republican Nancy Johnson. He ran for the Senate election in Connecticut in 2012 defeating Democratic Senator Susan Bysiewicz in the primary and Republican Linda McMahon in the general elections.

Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth : Senator Chris Murphy in 2013. Credit: Instagram

Chris Murphy Accomplishments

Senator Chris Murphy was the youngest Senator of 113th Congress when he won the election in 2012 aged 39. He wrote a bill in 2015 that supported stem cell research subsidized by taxpayer’s money.[4] This made Connecticut only the third US state to support research on stem cells.

In 2011, Murphy received the Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D) award from the University of Connecticut.[5] The award is given to alumni with exceptional service in the civic, professional, or personal field.

Murphy had introduced the Mental Health Reform Act in 2015. They worked tirelessly to get the bill passed through Congress. The bill is one of the most comprehensive legislation for mental health. President Obama enacted the bill on 13th December 2016.

Another notable achievement of Sen. Chris Murphy was securing $1 billion for fighting the opioid epidemic that has gripped the US. He spearheaded the effort to pass the 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act. Bills were passed in Congress that allocated $1billion to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Senator Murphy had partnered with his rival Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to pass the Countering Disinformation & Propaganda Act. The legislation supports media freedom and combats propaganda by China, Russia, and others to protect the national security interest of the US.

Chris Murphy Criticism

In 2020, President Trump had criticized Sen. Chris Murphy for meeting with the Iranian foreign minister. Murphy discussed the Middle East security situation of Javed Zareef during a security conference that was held in Germany. He defended the meeting saying that while Iran is an adversary of the US it is dangerous not to hold discussions and negotiations with the enemy.

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Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth Biography 

Legal Name/Birth NameChristopher Scott Murphy
Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌Worth$8 million
Sources of Chris Murphy Net‌ ‌WorthUS Senator from the 113th Congressional District of the State of Connecticut.
Date of Birth3rd August 1973
Place of BirthWhite Plains, NY
Marital StatusMarried
Partner/SpouseCathy Holahan Murphy
Names of ChildrenOwen Murphy and Rider Murphy

Frequently Asked Questions About Chris Murphy

How old is Chris Murphy?

Chris Murphy was born on 3rd August 1973. This makes him 48 years old as of 2021.

How long has Chris Murphy been a Senator?

Chris Murphy has been serving as a Senator of Connecticut since 2013.

Where is Chris Murphy from?

Chris Murphy is from White Plains, New York, US.

Is Chris Murphy of Connecticut a Democrat or Republican?

Chris Murphy is associated with the Democratic Party.


 [1]. – Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) income as a Senator of Connecticut.

[2]. – Financial disclosure data of Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).

[3]. – An article about Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) when he was running for a seat in the Senate in 2012.

[4]. – An article about Sen. Murphy’s support for stem cell research.

[5]. – Chris Murphy receives award from the University of Connecticut.

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