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What Is Burke Ramsey's Net Worth? He's Led A Very Private Life

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In what has become one of the most talked-about unsolved cases in recent years, the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey has made headlines once again, 20 years after the young girl's death. Since CBS aired its highly anticipated docu-series The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey, which premiered on Sunday, the Ramseys have been back in the news, with viewers likely either re-kindling their curiosity about the Ramseys or introducing themselves to the case for the first time. Part of that introduction includes delving into the family's general history. Apparently, at one point, the Ramseys were once very financially comfortable. So, what is Burke Ramsey's net worth now? The older brother to JonBenét Ramsey recently spoke out, perhaps leading some to wonder how he's doing or what he's been up to in the last 20 years.

Burke appears to be extremely private, and considering the media attention the Ramseys have endured, it's understandable. His exact net worth is unclear, but back in 2012, John Ramsey told People magazine that his son Burke, who's now 29 years old, was working in the high-tech industry with "a 401(k) plan and an IRA, and he did it all on his own." A 1997 People article revealed that John Ramsey once reportedly piloted his own corporate jet, and bought a house with his wife Patsy in 1992, which had an estimated worth of $1 million. The family appeared to live a financially comfortable life, but following the murder investigations, reports revealed that their lives were significantly and financially impacted.

In 2008, DNA tests exonerated John, Patsy and Burke Ramsey as suspects from the investigations in JonBenét's murder case. Attorney L. Lin Wood submitted the following statement to Romper, regarding the family's once-rumored involvement — in this case, Burke's specifically:

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Burke broke his years of silence concerning his younger sister's death – he was just 9 years old at the time – and shared the difficulty of living through any family's worst nightmare. His comments, captured by ABC News, explain how the media attention made an already horrifying time, more difficult:

According to Variety, CBS cut The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey from six hours to four, now making a two-part installment. It continues to be a difficult, horrific, and mysterious case to unpack — and for Burke, no matter how well he appears to be doing these days, re-living it all can't be easy.