Jones’ Net Worth
Pettingill said Jones withdrew $65 million in September 2021 after Gamble ruled he lost a lawsuit against Sandy Hook’s family for failing to comply with a court order.
Jones’ earnings from Sandy Hook denial
Attorney Chris Mattei representing the Sandy Hook families contended during last Thursday’s closing arguments that Jones purposely didn’t turn over requested financial documents because he didn’t want the plaintiffs to have hard evidence that he financially profited every time he mentioned Sandy Hook in the past decade with increased viewers and increased sales.
Mattei showed graphs indicating that every time Jones featured the shooting on his Infowars platform, his social media engagement with viewers jumped — in some cases by more than 50 percent while at the same time, “these families were drowning in grief.”
Mattei asked the jury to imagine how much one person would be owed for a single lie and multiply that by 550 million — the number of Jones’ viewers who saw his claims about the shooting from 2012 to 2018 on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube alone. Each of the 15 plaintiffs in the suit should earn that number, he argued.
“Your job is to make sure he understands the wreckage he has caused,” Mattei said to the jury. “Because you know damn well he doesn’t get it right now.”
In this second of three similar trials, the eight families and FBI agent argued Jones inspired his followers to harass them online and in person with his repeated claims that they were “crisis actors” who staged the massacre.
Mattei put each family on the stand to paint a heart-wrenching picture of their grief at the loss of a loved one while being targeted by Sandy Hook deniers who likely got their information from Jones’ broadcasts.