• Patrice Failor is the wife of James Comey, the 7th Director of the FBI.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $200,000, with her husband's estimated to be over $14 million.
• She attended the College of William and Mary and earned a Master's degree in counselling.
• She has advocated for better screening of pregnancy diseases, as one of her children passed away due to a treatable strep infection.
• She and her husband have been vocal critics of the Trump administration since his release from his position.

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SpousePatrice Failor
FactAt 6'8" Comey is the tallest FBI director in the history of the bureau.

Who is Patrice Failor?

Patrice Failor was born in the United States of America, and is best known for being the wife of James Comey, who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 to 2017, when he was dismissed from his position by President Donald Trump.

The Riches of Patrice Failor

How rich is Patrice Failor? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her husband who has a net worth estimated to be over $14 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Very little is known about Patrice’s life before she met and married James Comey; no information has been shared about her family, education, and her upbringing. It is known that after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the College of William and Mary located in Virginia – the college was founded in 1693 after a letters patent issued by England’s King William III and Queen Mary II.

The school has been noted for educating many American Presidents as well as other notable government figures throughout history. Some of the biggest names to complete their education there include Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler. It has earned the nickname “the Alma Mater of the Nation”, and even George Washington received a surveyor’s license through the college. It is one of the earliest higher level universities in the US, having established programs in law and medicine as early as 1779. It was during her time there that Patrice met and started a relationship with Comey.

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Career and Advocacies

After Failor completed her undergraduate degree in 1982, she continued her education and took up a Master’s degree in counselling. She then began her career by working with the Bridgeport Superior Court as a volunteer, becoming involved in various juvenile justice issues. She used her experience and her increasing fame to promote and support foster children, as she also made the decision alongside her husband to adopt children. According to her, foster care is something that’s very close to her heart, and is often involved with community efforts that help foster kids.

She’s also a strong advocate for awareness for better screening of pregnancy diseases. She believes that pregnant women should always be checked for any diseases their babies could contact during pregnancy and at birth, especially those that can prove fatal if not treated. Her focus on this particular subject stems from the fact that one of her children passed away just nine days after the baby had contracted a treatable strep infection, caused by a particular form of bacteria which often leads to cases of strep throat or pink eye. Other diseases it can cause include meningitis and bacterial pneumonia. She declined to tell what happened to her child specifically, only stating that better screening could’ve saved her baby.

Husband – James Comey

Patrice’s husband James began his notable political career sometime in 2002, when he became the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A year later, he became the US Deputy Attorney General during the administration of President George W. Bush, and stayed in that position until 2005 before leaving the US Department of Justice to serve as the senior vice president of the company Lockheed Martin. His numerous jobs related to security and research, while he also furthered his education over the next few years.

In 2013, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Director of the FBI, and subsequently oversaw the investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. He stayed in his position until in 2017, when he was fired by President Donald Trump during the investigation of possible involvement of the Russian government during the 2016 US presidential elections. He later revealed that he was removed after he refused to end the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, as asked of him by President Trump.

Personal Life and Current Endeavors

For her personal life, it is known that Failor met Comey while at a Daiquiri party in college, and he was running for President of his dorm council, introduced to each other by a mutual friend. After talking for a few hours, their romantic connection grew, leading them to eventually start dating. They were married in 1987, five years after graduating from college.

They have six children together, one of whom passed away due to Strep Infection, which she mentions was a very difficult time for the family. One of her children has followed a similar path to James, and is studying for a law degree. They mentioned how they put a priority on family, and attend Broadway shows together at the recommendation of their children. They initially stayed in New York, but she didn’t like it and opted to move the family back to Virginia. Her husband has expressed regret in all of the sacrifices he made, especially his lack of time with his wife just to try and work with President Trump. The couple have been a vocal critic of the Trump administration since his release from his position, and have also gained the support of a lot of other notable names.

General Info

Full NameJames Comey
Height2.03 m
ProfessionLawyer, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of Chicago Law School, College of William & Mary, University of Chicago


SpousePatrice Failor
ChildrenMaurene Comey, Collin Comey, Abby Comey, Claire Comey, Kate Comey, Brien Comey
ParentsJoan Comey, J. Brien Comey
SiblingsChristopher Comey, Peter Comey, Patricia Comey

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1[letter to FBI employees] We don't ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do, so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. At the same time however given we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don't want to create a misleading impression.
2[observation, 2016] I was raised by great parents who taught me you don't care what other people think about you. In my business [as FBI Director] I have to and deeply do - that people have confidence that the system's not fixed, against black people, for rich people, for powerful people.


1At 6'8" Comey is the tallest FBI director in the history of the bureau.



The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth2016TV Series documentary
Nova2015TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2003-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (segment "The Director") / Himself - Attorney (segment "Dr. Sam Waksal")
Ice Storm: The Salé and Pelletier Affair2006TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Democracy Now!2013-2017TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain2017TV SeriesHimself - Director of the FBI
Media Buzz2016TV SeriesHimself - FBI Director
Rogues in Robes2016DocumentaryHimself - FBI Director
Do Not Resist2016DocumentaryHimself
48 Hours2015TV Series documentaryHimself - FBI Director
60 Minutes2004-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (segment "The Director") / Himself - Attorney (segment "Dr. Sam Waksal")
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2013TV SeriesHimself - FBI Director

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