Van Jones Bio, Affair, Relation, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Girlfriend

Van Jones

Van Jones: Biography in Details

Who is Van Jones?

Van Jones is an American author, producer, actor, news commentator, and non-practicing attorney.

He is famous for his best-selling book The Green Collar Economy, in 2008.

He is the founder of the various non-profit organization including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator”

Who are the parents of Van Jones?

Van Jones was born on 20th September 1968, in Jackson, Tennessee, USA. He was born along with his twin sister Angela.

His father’s name is Willie Anthony Jones, a principal at a middle school. His mother, Loretta Jean (née Kirkendoll), was a high school teacher.

Along with his sister, Van Jones was raised in the Christian Methodist Episcopal church where his grandfather was a leader. He is of American nationality and Afro-American ethnicity.

School, College, University

Van Jones completed his High School at Jackson Central-Merry High School in 1986. Later he graduated with B.S. in communication and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Before, joining Yale Law School from 1990 to 1993 in  Connecticut, he worked as an intern. He interned at the Jackson Sun (Tennessee), the Shreveport Times (Louisiana), and the Associated Press (Nashville bureau).

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Van Jones: Career, Profession Life

After getting internships from various universities including UT Martin he then went on to launch and lead several independent, campus-based publications like the Fourteenth Circle (University of Tennessee), the Periscope (Vanderbilt University), the New Alliance Project (statewide in Tennessee), and the Third Eye (Nashville’s African-American community).

Van Jones was a legal observer for NGO, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights which works to reform California’s youth prison system in 1996. After leaving this organization as executive director he has dedicated his work to the same goals like Rebuild the Dream, Color of Change, Green for All, Center for American Progress, and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

From June 2013 to 2014 he was a host of the CNN show CrossFire and was an Administrator advisor of former President Obama. Now he is a commentator on CNN since 2012. Furthermore, he is an author of bestselling books like The Green Collar Economy(2008), Rebuild The Dream (2012) and Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together(2017).


All this work and dedication has provided him with various accolade and awards. He has received Time Magazine’s Environmental hero and Elle Magazine Green awards.

Furthermore, Van Jones was honored with Reebok International Human Rights Award(1998),  Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship and World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader in 2008, NAACP President’s Award, Rainbow Push Coalition’s Vanguard Award, and David E. Glover Vanguard Award in 2015 and many others.

What is Van Jones’s net worth?

Van Jones lived a luxurious life with his family in Las Vegas and has an estimated net worth of $5 million. However, his salary is unknown.

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Van Jones: Rumors, Controversy

During his advisory duty for former President Obama in 2008, he was accused of using offensive language, defending a man convicted of killing a policeman and supporting conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Besides keeping this controversy he resigned in 2009 and describes his tenure as the best six months of his life followed by the worst two weeks of controversy.

Van is miffed with Wendy Williams after she talked about his divorce on her talk show, Wendy Williams Show despite warning her not to talk about his relationship.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Van Jones is 6ft 1” in height and weighs 87 kg whereas he has black hair and dark brown eyes. His shoe size is unknown.

Social Media Profile

Van Jones is active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has around 909k followers on Facebook, over 829k on Twitter, and over 433k followers on Instagram.

Van Jones’s Birthday Dates

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2024 September Friday
2025 September Saturday
2026 September Sunday
2027 September Monday
2028 September Wednesday

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