Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
Real Name/Full Name Edmund Gerald Brown Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jerry Brown
Birth Place: San Francisco, California
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 April 1938
Age/How Old: 86 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 120 Kg
In Pounds – 265 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown Sr
Mother – Bernice Layne
Siblings: Barbara Layne Brown, Cynthia Arden Brown and Kathleen Brown
School: St. Ignatius High School
College: Santa Clara University,
Religion: University of California, Yale Law School
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Anne Gust
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: American lawyer and politician
Net Worth: $12 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Once a leader, always a leader. There are many professions that many people get into and after several years of doing the same thing, they choose to quit. The funny thing is, there are those that once you get involved in, you know no retreat and this includes politics. Once a politician, always a politician. The only difference is the level of politics you get involved in with time.

Looking at Jerry Brown’s life and the different positions he has held over the years, it will be easier to understand the nature of politics. Jerry stepped his foot in politics in 1975 and served in different positions and offices until 2019. And although he is not actively involved, separating him with politics is next to impossible.

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

Biography and Early Life

They say, “Like father like son” and this would never be truer. Jerry was born on the 7th of April in 1938 as Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. Jerry is the son of District Attorney of San Francisco Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown Sr. who later became the Governor of California. His wife is known as Bernice Layne. His father was of half German and half Irish descent.

His great-grandfather was a German immigrant who settles in California during the California Gold Rush back in 1852. Jerry might not the only child but he is the only son of Edmund Geral “Pat” Brown Sr. and Bernice Layne. He has three sisters named Barbara Layne Brown, Cynthia Arden Brown and Kathleen Brown.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jerry Brown in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jerry Brown’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 24th June 2024 having been born on 7 April 1938. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 265 lbs in Pound and 120kg in Kilograms.


Jerry Brown studied at St. Ignatius High School and was a California Cadet Corps member. He graduated from high school in 1955 and he immediately enrolled in Santa Clara University. However, he studied therefore for only one year and left to join Sacred Heart Novitiate which is a Jesuiy novice house located in Los Gatos with the intention of becoming a Catholic Priest. He remained therefore from 1956 to 1960 when he later decided to enroll to the University of California, Berkley where he majored in Classics graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961.

Louis Lurie Foundation paid his school fees by giving him a scholarship of $675 in 1965. This enabled him to join Yale Law School and in just a year, he was able to attain a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1964. After this, he worked for the California Supreme Court as a law clerk under Justice Mathew Tobriner. He took the state bar exam and luckily passed on his second attempt.

Later, he joined Tuttle & Taylor law firm after settling in Los Angeles. He started his political career by running for Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees whose role was overseeing community colleges in the city. He emerged the winner defeating 123 contestants.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jerry Brown With Wife Anne Gust
Jerry Brown With Wife Anne Gust

Jerry became a governor and a mayor when he was still very young and a bachelor. Therefore, he definitely attracted many famous women and he took advantage of that opportunity. One of the famous women he dated is Anne Gust. With time, he felt it was time for him to settle down and that is when he announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend Anne Gust.

He started dating Anne in 1990, and on the 18th of June in 2005 (15 years later) they exchanged their marriage vows. Their first ceremony was officiated by Senator Dianne Feinstein and later on in the day, they had a religious ceremony which was held at the Roman Catholic Church which is located in San Francisco. This is the same church where his parents had exchanged their marriage vows.

Initially, Brown and his wife settled in Oakland Hills in a home which they had purchased at $1.8 million. They later moved to Colusa County and settled in a ranch there.

Is Jerry Brown Gay?

There has been many rumors connecting Jerry to homosexuality including the fact that he married at a very old age. It is also believed that his wife Gust is a lesbian and their marriage is a marriage of convenience to hide their sexuality. However, none of this has been confirmed to date. Therefore, we will assume he’s straight until otherwise proven.

Professional Career

Jerry’s election as the Californian Secretary of State was in 1970 and he was sworn into office on 4th of January in 1971 to 6th January 1975. At the same time, he won many cases arguing against International Telephone and Telegraph, Gulf Oil, Mobil and Standard Oil of California among others in the California Supreme Court.

Although he didn’t win his bid for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination, he didn’t give up on politics. In 1999, he won the 47th Mayor of Oakland seat on 4th of January in 1999 and since then, he has served in many other positions.


Brown has sacrificed a lot in his career and this is the reason why on 23rd January 2020, they saw him worth receiving the Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jerry Brown in 2024

Jerry Brown Net Worth
Jerry Brown Net Worth

It has not only been about service, but Jerry has also earned a fortune from his hard work. As of 2024, Jerry has a net worth of $12 million all of which he has earned from his career as a lawyer and a politician.

Not many people have been so dedicated to serving their countrymen as Jerry Brown did. Although he is not actively involved in politics today, is legacy lives on.


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