James Gosling
James Gosling
Real Name/Full Name James Arthur Gosling
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Gosling
Birth Place: Calgary, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 May 1955
Age/How Old: 69 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 161 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: University of Calgary, Carnegie Mellon University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Unknown
Kids/Children Name: 2
Profession: Computer Scientist
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: July 2024

James Gosling is a very talented and successful computer scientist hailing from Calgary in Canada. He is known worldwide for creating the highly popular and used high-level programming language called Java. In this technology era, Java is highly used in almost every field, be it Artificial Intelligence or machine learning, or basic coding. For creating Java, Gosling has been named Dr. Java.

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

Biography and Early Life

James Gosling was born and brought up in Calgary in Canada. However, there is no specific information about the name and occupation of his parents or any details of his childhood.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Gosling in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Gosling’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 19 May 1955. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 161 lbs in Pound and 63 kg in Kilograms.


James Gosling was raised in Calgary in Canada. However, there is not much knowledge about where he attended high school. However, it is known that he has been interested in learning more and more about computer science and programming languages since his high school days. As a result, he went on to pursue a B. Sc degree from the University of Calgary. Following this, he joined Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied computer science and obtained an MA and a Ph.D. While he was a student at Carnegie Mellon, he had created a multi-processor window software for Unix.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Gosling is kind of a very private person who generally doesn’t share anything with the outside world. Not much is known about him because he keeps things to himself. One of the versions of Emacs is written by him and is now popularly known as Gosling Emacs, which was earlier known by the name Gosman’s. He built a multiprocessor of Unix a few years ago. Any further information about his family and personal life is not known yet.

Is James Gosling Gay?

He is married, but significantly less is known about him. As there are no rumors of anything, we can conclude him to straight. But since he has not shown any proof to the media about his personal life, we have to conclude that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

James Gosling has been an enthusiast of programming and software all his life. He has dedicated his career to Sun Microsystems. He had been putting in his hard work to create an entirely new and very user-friendly high-level programming language for a long 30 years or so. While he was working with PERQ software on a port program, he came across the idea for the creation of the virtual interpreter for his language called the Java Virtual Machine.

While he was working with Sun Microsystems, the project was bought by a company called Oracle, which resulted in Gosling leaving the project. Gosling is also famous as the Gosling Emacs owner and author, and he has also created a new window software for the Unix operating system called the NeWS. After creating the widely used language Java, Gosling has also devoted his work towards the search for several compatible applications that can work with it.

He also works in the Scala company as a member of its advising committee. He has also been working as a board member in a computer software company called DITT Environmental solutions. Apart from this, he has also published several books on Java where he describes his knowledge of the language and how to learn it. He has also worked in successful companies like Liquid Robotics, Google, Amazon Web Services.


  • One of his most outstanding achievements is having won an officer of the order of Canada.
  • He has won the IEEE John von Neumann Medal as well as the economist innovation award.
  • He received the title of “Dr. Java.”

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Gosling in 2024

James Gosling Net Worth
James Gosling Net Worth

James’s net worth as of 2024 is estimated to be around $25 million. He is solely devoted to his field that is Java (computer programming language), and almost all his earnings come from developing the Java software and finding its various other utilization.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • James is known as the father of Java programming or Dr. Java.

James Gosling is often referred to be the father of Java, a computer programming language that several companies adopt across the globe. He is an extraordinarily talented and dedicated person. He found out a new language in much less time than too without errors. The language Java is currently one of the most used languages and is prevalent throughout the globe. He is an inspiration for all young enthusiasts interested in computer engineering and developing things ahead.


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