Shan Wu | Net Worth, Age, Bio, Parents, & Wife

Shanlon Wu or Shan Wu is a former legal analyst for CNN with years of experience in the law sector as an attorney. He is also a pioneer in the college and university area, where he represents the students and their parents who become victims of different incidents occurring within the university.

Besides being an attorney who even served many big government establishments like the FBI, DEA, and National Institute of Justice, Wu is also a trained pro boxer. He received training from the heavyweight champion, Floyd Patterson.

Along with learning about boxing, he also passed his knowledge to many other amateurs and professional boxers.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameShan Wu
Real NameShanlon Wu
Date of birthMay 13, 1959
Age65 years old
Place of birthWestchester County, New York, USA
HometownWestchester County, New York, USA
Current cityWashington D.C., USA
FatherNot disclosed
MotherNot disclosed
SpouseNot disclosed
Daughter(s)Not disclosed
OccupationAttorney, Legal Analyst, Author and 
Net worthUnknown
ReligionNot disclosed
Hair colorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Instagram idshanlonwu

Shan Wu’s Net Worth

Wu is a second-generation American attorney who has successfully made a name for himself through his continuous efforts in the sector of law and order.

Over these years, he has earned more than enough fame and fortune.

Despite not knowing the exact figure of his net worth, it is still safe to assume that he makes a hefty sum of money and has a decent net worth.

Shanlon Wu’s Parents, Family, and Personal Life

The Washington-based attorney was born in Westchester County in New York as the only child of his Chinese immigrant parents. 

His parents worked as professors at Hunter College in New York and taught him fluent Mandarin Chinese and English.

Besides this, Wu has not shared anything about his childhood or family life. He also has yet to share details about his current family.

However, he has shared that he was a big fan of Bruce Lee as a teenager. It was also because of Lee that he learned boxing.

While learning boxing, he received training from the heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson.

He even passed the teachings of Patterson to the amateurs and professional boxers of the upcoming generation.

Later, Wu left boxing to pursue his newfound passion for practicing law to protect people who have gone through sexual assault and other incidents while in university.

Along with boxing and practicing law, the attorney is also passionate about sports and a healthy lifestyle.

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Shan Wu’s Wife and Relationship

Is Shan Wu Married?

Wu is a married man and even has two beautiful daughters. However, he hasn’t shared any details about their identity due to privacy concerns.

So, no one knows anything about his married life or his relationship with his wife.


Wu attended the Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, for his BA degree in English literature.

Once he completed his undergraduate, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers.

After getting his Master’s degree, Wu decided to study law. He then enrolled in Georgetown University Law Center and earned his Doctor of Law degree.


Wu started his glorious career in the law sector by joining the Honorary Jerry L. Buchmeyer as a judicial clerk in 1988.

He worked with Buchmeyer for a year before working for Honorary Eugene A. Wright. 

Even with Wright, Wu worked for a year and then moved to work for the Department of Justice.

In the Department of Justice, he started as an assistant United States attorney and worked in the same post for the next eleven years. During this time, he also served as the counsel to the attorney general for a year.

After working in the government sector for so long, Wu started his law firm and named it Wheat Wu PLLC.

Wu helped out students during college disciplinary hearings or academic dishonesty violations through his firm. He also took a lot of white-collar and criminal law cases.

He ran his firm for three years before joining Wu & Grohovsky as its member and partner.

He was with the firm for more than a decade but left it in 2020 to join Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC as its partner, where he is working to this day.

Besides working for these law firms, Wu also made time to work as an adjunct professor at George Washington University.

He also joined CNN as its legal analyst in 2018 and worked till March of last year.

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