African American attorney Vernon Jordan comes with an estimated net worth of $12 million in 2012. Known as a close advisor to former President Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan can also be noticed for his active involvement in many civil rights movements. Vernon Eulion Jordan, Jr. wasproduced onAugust 15, 1935 inAtlanta, Georgia, United States. After finishing his degree fromDePauw UniversityinGreencastle, Indiana, Jordan attended Howard University School of Lawwhere he obtained his law degree. After graduation, he worked for the law officeofDonald L. Hollowell. In the late 1960’s, he left theprivate law practice to join activism in the field. Finally, he started working for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopleas its field director. From 1971 through 1981, he served aspresident of theNational Urban League.