James Carville
James Carville
Real Name/Full Name Chester James Carville Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Carville
Birth Place: Fort Benning, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 October 1944
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 57 Kg
In Pounds – 125.4 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Chester James Carville
Mother – Lucille Normand
Siblings: Angela, Bill, Bonnie, Gail, Mary Anne, Pat, Steve.
School: Ascension Catholic High School, Donaldsonville, Louisiana
College: Louisiana State University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mary Matalin (m. 1993)
Kids/Children Name: Matalin Mary Carville, Emerson Normand Carville
Profession: Political commentator, media personality, and lawyer
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

James Carville is an American political consultant who is known to plan and implement strategies for public office candidates in the United States and 23 other nations. He is also known to be an expert in US elections news and thus famous media personnel and appears on podcasts, speeches, and cable news shows.

Carville hosted CNN’s crossfire alongside co-host associate Paul Begala from 2002-05. Carville is nicknamed the Ragin Cajun and came into public notice for his strategical plans that led to the presidential candidate’s victory of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton.

Well, how well do you know about James Carville? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Carville’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 Carville to date.

Biography and Early Life

Carville was born on the 25th of October, 1944, in a fort named Benning, Georgia. He had eight siblings, he being the eldest of all. His father, Chester James Carville, was placed at Georgia’s Fort Benning during World War II. He was the owner of a general grocery store as well as a postmaster. Lucille was a former school teacher and used to sell World book encyclopedia from house to house. Their family had a brief history in Carville, Louisiana, which is named after his postmaster grandfather.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Carville in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Carville’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 25 October 1944. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 125.4 lbs in Pound and 57 kg in Kilograms.


Carville’s graduation was from Ascension Catholic High School, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in the year 1962. He then went to Louisiana State University for four years, from 1962 to 1966. He had 56 hours of worth time before LSU threw him out. He says he wasn’t among the attentive students. From 1966 to 68, he served the United States Marine Corps in San Diego and achieved Corporal rank.

His military enlistment concluded with this. He then managed to study at night and end the syllabus at LSU, where he received a BSc degree in general science in 1970 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1973. Carville is also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He used to work as a litigator from 1973 to 1979.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Carville With Wife Mary Matalin
James Carville With Wife Mary Matalin

Carville’s partner shares almost the same profession. He is married to Mary Matalin, a political consultant who used to work for George H. W. Bush in his presidential re-election campaign in 1992. Their marriage was the venue in New Orleans in October 1993. The couple has two daughters: Matalin Mary Carville and Emerson Normand Carville. The family relocated themselves from Virginia to New Orleans in 2008.

Is James Carville Gay?

James Carville is married to Mary Matalin in 1993 and has two daughters. Hence, according to his social life and facts, he is not gay.

Professional Career

James had already experienced a lot of victories in the 1992 election campaign before Clinton’s campaign. James helped Clinton to stand opposite to George Bush. He believed for 2008 president; Al Gore would run. Though wrongly predicted, James helped him to become the Vice President and get into the White House in 1992. In the following year, James was honored as the campaign district manager of the year.

After that, James stopped working for domestic campaigns and started foreign campaigns. At the Northern Virginia community college in 2005, he taught ‘Topics in American politics.’ He then jumped from politics to sports in 2006 and also became a host. He had also been the executive producer of a movie. In 2010, Carville was the senior adviser for the Colombian presidential campaign. Now he is a faculty in LSU’s man-ship school of mass communication since 2017.


Though he hasn’t got any of such attractive awards, he is considered one of America’s most influential people and has a lot of achievements in his life. He had even appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Carville in 2024

James Carville Net Worth
James Carville Net Worth

James Carville has been through many professions and has done a lot of things in his life that includes political consultant, commentator, actor, lawyer, author, teacher, TV producer, radio personnel. As of 2024, His net worth is estimated to be $12 million, all of which he managed to earn by these works.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • James was ready to help Obama take on John McCain in the November election.
  • Carville’s ‘The War Room’ movie was a documentary of Bill Clinton’s campaign.
  • One of his books, All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President, has got a rating of 5/5 in the Thriftbooks ratings.

Some people see him as one of the most influential people of the Democratic Party and in election campaign history. He became famous for his work and strategic plannings. He is known for various professions and being successful in each one of them. He has proven his talent and his class to the public. He is an inspiration for everyone.



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