James Bowen
James Bowen
Real Name/Full Name James Anthony Bowen
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Bowen
Birth Place: Surrey, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 March 1979
Age/How Old: 45 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 181 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Penelope Hartford-Davis
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Unknown
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Monica Bowen
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Author, Street Performer
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: April 2024

James Bowen is a very successful and popular street performer and a world-famous author hailing from Surrey in England. He has suffered from several hardships since his childhood, and he has written several memoirs that have been featured in the bestsellers lists like A Street Cat Named Bob, The World According to Bob, Then Came Bob, etc. been made into popular movies. He has also been the advocate for several charities concerning issues like literacy, animal welfare, and homelessness.

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

Biography and Early Life

James Bowen hails from Surrey in England. However, he had to suffer from the divorce of his parents at a very young age and shifted to Australia along with his mother. He and his mother were in a constant movement. As a result, he didn’t get the opportunity to socialize and make friends; in addition to that, he was a victim of bullying.

All these took a toll on his mental health, and he had ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Upon returning to U. K. when he was just 17, he became homeless and started living on the street, which led him into a world of drugs to deal with his condition.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Bowen in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, James Bowen’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 15 March 1979. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 181 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


There is not much knowledge about where James Bowen completed his high school or college. It is known that he had become homeless at a very young age and was living on the streets. Soon he was dragged into doing drugs in order to overcome the pain of his dire condition.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Bowen With Wife Monica Bowen
James Bowen With Wife Monica Bowen

James Bowen considers it a blessing to have found love in his wife Monica Bowen and is a doting lover. The couple got married in the year 2019 and since then they’re living happily. Apart from this, he has not revealed any more details about the same.

Is James Bowen Gay?

James Bowen is not gay; he has been married to Monica Bowen since 2019, which proves the fact that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

James Bowen suffered from several hardships and battled issues like ADHD, schizophrenia, drug addiction, etc. As a result, he was enrolled in a rehabilitation center in which the patients were required to perform for the public in several regions like Covet Gardens as part of their recovery. He came across a wounded cat several times and decided to take him to the vet.

Following this, he failed to find the owner of the cat and went on to look after it himself, and it used to go everywhere with Bowen. The masses loved their performances together, and soon he gained immense popularity and fame owing to his peculiar performances. Inspired by their journey together, Bowen decided to try his hand in writing and went on to write his very first book called A Street Cat Named Bob, which was an instant hit and was also featured in the New York Times as a bestseller and was able to sell several million copies.

He wrote two sequels of the book called The World According to Bob and Then Came Bob, which were also bestsellers, which garnered him recognition worldwide and several awards. All three of his memoirs went on to adapted into popular movies, which were released in 2016 and 2020.


James Bowen’s memoir called A Street Cat named Bob was featured in the New York Times bestseller list at the 7th position and was displayed on the World Book Day, and it was also featured at the 7th position in the loss of the most inspiring teenage books.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Bowen in 2024

James Bowen Net Worth
James Bowen Net Worth

James Bowen has turned his life upside down and how. He has risen from the very bottom level from being a schizophrenic drug addict to becoming a world-famous author. Many of his books have been adapted in films that have done well in the box office, and his books have made it to several bestseller lists. He has managed to sell several million copies of his books. As of 2024, James Bowen has a net worth of $3 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • James Bowen has had ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia since high school because he had a hard time dealing with his parents’ divorce, lack of friends, and constant bullying in school.
  • Bowen overcame his drug addiction problem with the help of his cat Bob with whom he used to perform on the streets and holds his cat very dear to him.

James Bowen is a true inspiration who has been able to overcome several challenging situations in his life. He has battled ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction; however, with dedication and hard work, he has turned his life around and has built a very bright future for himself.


  1. I am so happy that James Bowen survived his hardships and became famous. So sorry that Bob left the earthly plane. I feel that Bob was an angel cat who’s mission was to save James. Then he moved on…???

  2. I found this movie very touching and have a lot of reality on it, having lived with a cat named Oscar for 17 years and who is my best friend. Learning Bob died on the road really breaks my heart.

  3. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING BOB THE CAT,&ALWAYS STOPPED TO SPEAK TO HIM & JAMES(who’s a lovely man & wish him & Monica all the best)
    AMANDA(the one who had dreadlocks & tattoos.

  4. I read your 2 books about Bob. I am a cat lover also.
    Bob is looking down on you. He helped save your life. Keep moving forward.

  5. James and Bob the cat teach a lesson about love — doing, giving, caring — whether a between human and human or human and animal. What they had was the most beautiful & special relationship I’ve known of in my 70 plus years. I managed a feral cat colony for over a decade. I know the joys and sorrows of having cats in your life in a big way. James is doing very well now and he completely deserves it. What an inspiration! Bob is one with the Great Spirit and will watch over Bob, along with angels.


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