Alex Murdaugh Biography

Alex Murdaugh, an American Lawyer who is currently taking medical treatment after he has been shot in the head. His family has been running their own law firm for a very long time and three months earlier, his wife along with his son was mysteriously killed in a shootout. After this incident, the Murdaugh Murder case which is still unsolved took a huge twist and probably became the talk of the town as well.

Early Life

Alex Murdaugh was born on 17th June 1958 in Hampton County, South Carolina, United States of America. He also has a brother named Randy Murdaugh. At a young age, he enjoyed spending time with his family and also decided to follow the legacy of the family business. Alex completed his high school education in 1986 from Wade Hampton High School. Later for his higher studies, he went to the University of South Carolina. Over there he received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Alex Murdaugh Career

Alex began his career after studying in the field of law. He started working as a lawyer as he has earned a Juris doctorate as well. As he has not shared much of his career details on his LinkedIn profile as well. He serves as a part-time prosecutor for the 14th judicial circuit, which was run by his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. As a lawyer, he represents injured people in all areas of personal injury law. He began working with the Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick Law Firm. We can see that he has worked on many cases lately but recently he faced many family troubles. Due he isn’t seen working much.


On 24th February 2019, his boat was crashed which led to the death of Mallory Beach. His son was allegedly one of the six intoxicated under-aged people on the boat. On 17th June 2021, his wife and son were found dead as they were fatally shot. They were found at their estate in Colleton County, South Carolina. On 6th August 2021, the charges were dropped against Paul related to Beach’s death which was filled due to the boat incident. The same year, on 4th September he was driving to Charleston, South Carolina when he stopped to check for some issues in his car.

When was checking on Salkehatchie Road in Yemassee, South Carolina a truck was passing by where the drivers shot him in the head. Recently in the same years, he was also shot in the head but survived and is recovering at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. The update about his conditions is under the limelight by his lawyer Jim Griffin.

Alex Murdaugh Biography

Real Name Alex Murdaugh
Birth Date June 17, 1958
Age (as of 2021) 53 Years
Birth Place Hampton County, South Carolina, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession lawyer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 89 kg  –  in Pounds –  196 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Brother Randy Murdaugh


School Wade Hampton High School
College University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina School of Law

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Maggie Murdaugh
Children Paul Murdaugh

Personal Life

Alex is married to his wife named Maggie Murdaugh on 14th August 1993. In 1999 they gave birth to their son named Paul Murdaugh. He has not shared much about his family but they enjoy spending quality time together as they go on various trips.

Alex Murdaugh Net Worth

Alex Murdaugh has earned a lot from his life as a lawyer as he lived a lavish lifestyle. His salary was estimated at more than $50,000. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $300,000.


  • He grew up in Hampton and holds American nationality.
  • Tommy Crosby a spokesman for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division took care of the shooting of his wife and son.
  • He is the owner of 17 foot Sea Hunt Centre console boat.
  • His boat was crashed in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
  • A Passenger on the boat told the Department of Natural Resources Officer that his son was driving the boat.
  • He pledged a $100,000 reward for the information that led to a conviction against whoever killed his wife and son.

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