How much does he earn?: No 42: Robert Shapiro, lawyer for O J Simpson.

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Age: 51.

Salary: Reputed to be charging Simpson, who is facing double murder charges, around dollars 1m ( pounds 660,000). Suggestions that he charges dollars 600 an hour have been dismissed by associates, who say he imposes a flat fee on clients.

Perks: Learns the secrets of his notable clients - including former chat show host Johnny Carson, Rod Stewart, and Marlon Brando's son Christian.

Home: A luxurious four-bedroom home in Los Angeles's sought-after district of Benedict Canyon.

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