Al Franken
Al Franken
Real Name/Full Name: Alan Stuart Franken
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Al Franken
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 May 1951
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters-170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’6″
Weight: In Kilograms- 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Parents’ Name: Father- Joseph Franken(Printing Salesman)
Mother- Phoebe Franken(Real Estate Agent)
Siblings: Brother- Owen Franken(Photojournalist)
Sister- N/A
School: The Blake School, Minneapolis
College: Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Religion: Judaism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse Name: Franni Bryson
Kids/Children Name: Son- Joe Franken
Daughter- Thomasin Franken
Profession: Politician, Writer, Comedian
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Alan Stuart Franken is a renowned American former politician, comedian, media personality, and author. He became the U.S. Senator of Minnesota from the year 2009 and continued serving till the year 2018. He was also a famous writer and performer on the show Saturday Night Live. After decades of being a writer and comedian, he became a liberal political activist and started his shows like Air American Radio and The Al Franken Show.

Well, how well do you know about Al Franken? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Al Franken’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if your all set, here is what we know about Al Franken to date.

Biography and Early life-

In New York City, Al Franken was born on May 21 in 1951, to parents Joseph Franken and Thomasin Franken. His father was a Printing salesman, whereas his mother was a Real estate agent. His mother was from Pennsylvania. Both of his parents were from Jewish households; hence Al grew up in a Jewish reform home. Along with his family, he started living in Minnesota since he was four, where his father owned a quilting factory.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Al Franken in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Al Franken’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 21 May 1951. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.


Al Franken went to the Blake School, which is in Minneapolis, where he and his friend Tom Davis developed a keen interest in comedy and started performing. He then pursued a degree in Political Science from Harvard College, and in the year 1973, he completed his B.A. from Harvard.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Al Franken With Family
Al Franken With Family

Al Franken has a wife, Franni Bryson, whom he had met n the first year of attending college at Harvard. They fell in love, and after some years in the year 2005, they moved to Minnesota. Al Franken and Franni Bryson have a son and a daughter Joseph Franken and Thomasin Franken, respectively. They also are blessed with four grandchildren.

Is Al Franken Gay?

Al Franken is married to his wife Franni Bryson, with whom he has a son and a daughter and four grandchildren. Hence, it is well and proves that he is happy with his family and not attracted to the same gender.

Professional Career-

Franken marked the beginning of his career by working as a writer/comedian on the show Saturday Night Live. Franken has won many awards including three Emmy awards and many nominations for writing on shows like Saturday Night Live for his innovative ideas.

Due to inevitable fallout, he left the show in 1980 and rejoined it in the year 1985 as a writer and occasional performer. In 1995 he finally left the show over a feud on the role of Weekend Update. After this, he wrote some films and many books, which made it to the bestseller lists.

He announced on February 14 officially that he was quitting being the host of Air America Radio and was determined to run for U.S. Senate of Minnesota in the 2008 upcoming elections against Jack-Nelson-Pallmeyer who has the candidate of the Democratic Farmer Labor Party.

Al Franken was declared the winner in 2009 and took oath as the U.S. Senator of Minnesota. He has a very high public approval rating and was quite popular among the masses as a result when he stood for reelection in the 2014 he again won and served for four years more.

On November 16, 2017, Franken was accused of sexual misconduct by a radio talk-show host. This was a blow on his formerly perfect public image, so he was required to resign because of these allegations. He was further accused of sexual misconduct by many other co-workers like Tina Dupuy.  He resigned on January 2, 2018.


Over the years Franken has received as many as 14 nominations and 5 awards for his writing and comedy.

  1. He was awarded with Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for
    Saturday Night Live (1975)
  2. He also received Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for
    Saturday Night Live (1975)
  3. He was again awarded the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special for
    The Paul Simon Special (1977)
  4. He was again awarded with Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series for
    Saturday Night Live (1975)
  5. He not so surprisingly again won Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series for
    Saturday Night Live (1975)
  6. He was awarded two Best Spoken Word Album and Best Spoken Comedy Album.

Net Worth, Salary and Earnings of Al Franken in  2024

Al Franken Net Worth
Al Franken Net Worth

Al Franken is a very renowned celebrity with a net worth of a whopping $10 million as of 2024. Currently his primary sources of income are working with the United Talent Agency, where he makes paid public speeches and from the returns on his bestselling books and returns on his investments.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know-

  • Senate(Grand Central Publishing, 2017).
  • In 2017 he was accused of sexual misconduct.
  • He has degrees from Harvard College.
  • He resigned from office in 2018.

Though the accusations against Al Franken are quite incriminating and he has fallen from grace in the eye of the public, he receives a six-figure income from his investments, public speeches, and books and spends most of his time playing golf. He is very keen on making his comeback before the public.


  1. Always liked Al, Thought a very good senator, Should have never resigned so quickly from Senate, w.o a hearing.

    Get back into politics!


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