Joe Arpaio Net Worth: Joseph Michael Arpaio is a former American law enforcement officer who was elected Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona from 1993 to 2016. As of 2017, Joe Arpaio net worth is estimated to be around $500,000.
Arpaio was born on June14, 1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Italian parents. He was first elected as a sheriff in 1992 and was re-elected multiple times in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County which includes the metro Phoenix area. Described as one of the “America’s Toughest Sheriff”, Joe Arpaio took an outspoken stance against illegal immigration in 2005. In 2010, he became a flashpoint for opposition to Arizona’s SB1070 anti-illegal immigrant law, which was struck down by Supreme Court.
Over the course of his career, he has been accused of various types of police misconduct, including abuse of power, misuse of funds, failure to investigate sex crimes, improper clearances of cases and election law violations. The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed that Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racist profiling in U.S history. Arpaio is also known for investigating former U.S. President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and as of 2016, he continued to claim that it was forged.
In July 2017, he was convicted of misdemeanor contempt of court. President Donald Trump pardoned his crime on August 25, 2017. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1954 and his annual salary currently is $100,824 while he also earns approx. $65,000 per year in pension income from his time at the DEA.