Jerry West
Jerry West
Real Name/Full Name Jerome Alan West
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jerry West
Birth Place: Chelyan, West Virginia, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 May 1938
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 191 m
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In pounds -175 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father: Howard Stewart West
Mother : Cecil Sue West
Siblings:  N/A
School: East bank School in East Bank, West Virginia
College: West Virginia University at Morgantown
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Karen West (m. 1978), Martha Jane Kane (m. 1960–1976)
Kids/Children Name: Jonnie West, Ryan West, Michael West, Mark West, David West
Profession: Former basketball player and basketball coach
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Jerome Alan West by profession is an American basketball executive and a former player also. Jerome played for Los Angeles Lakers and also professionally for the NBA (NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION) too. He is commonly known as Mr. Clutch for his famous playing style for his clutch situation.

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

Biography and Early Life:

Jerry West got birth at Chelyan, West Virginia, into a low-income family. He was the fifth one in the family out of six children. He got delivered into the family of Cecil Sue West and Howard Stewart West. His mother was a housewife, and his father was a coal mine electrician by profession. He said he was an aggressive child in his youth days. No more information about his family or siblings.

But he had mentioned somewhere that his older brother got killed in the Korean War, which turned Jerry into a shy and introverted child. He needed to get vitamin injections from his doctor as he became too frail, scared, and weak. He was also kept away from child sports so that it won’t get him affected physically anymore. But his main obsession was hitting goal into the basketball net in his neighbor’s backward. For that, he listened to many whippings from his mother, but that became his obsession.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jerry West in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jerry West’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024 having been born on 28 May 1938. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 175 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.


It is mentioned somewhere that West attended East bank School in East Bank, West Virginia, from the year 1952 to 1956. In the first year of his schooling, Coach Duke Shaver rejected him due to lack of height. Then Jerry became the captain of his school’s new team. His size grew up to 6 ft in summer and soon became the group’s forward, then finely established himself as one of the best Virginia High School players to score more than 900 points.

West also graduated from East Bank High School in the year 1956. Though interest was shown in him by more than 60 universities, Jerry chooses to stay with his hometown school, so he went for West Virginia University at Morgantown. He enjoyed many high lifts in his final year, such as scoring as high as 29.3 points per game. He was honored with several awards.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jerry West With Wife Karen West
Jerry West With Wife Karen West

Sometimes he felt threatened in life due to his father. He stated that his father physically abused him, and he used to sleep with a loaded gun beside his bed so that he could shoot his father in case of self-defense.

Jerry got married to his college batchmate Martha Jane Kane in 1960 in the month of April. Soon they got divorced in the year 1976. They gave birth to three sons: David, Mark, and Michael. Then Jerry married his recent wife Karen in the year 1978. They also have two sons: Ryan and Jonnie.

Is Jerry West Gay? :

Jerry West got married to his high schoolmate, Martha, in the year 1960. They have a beautiful family life. They also have three sons. Then Jerry married another lady named Karen, and they too have two sons. Maybe they want to keep their personal life away from limelight. So we can conclude that he is living a happy life with his family. We cannot say that Jerry is gay when it comes to classifying him on the basis of sexual orientation. He is straight and is open about his sexual life.

Professional Career:

West became a part of the NBA Draft in the year 1960 and was drafted as the second overall pick by the then successful team of NBA, Minneapolis Lakers. Shortly became part of the Los Angeles team. He also played as the west guard. Then his performances earned him his first of fourteen NBA all-star game call-ups. Then, later on, West became the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers team. Then he worked as general manager for three years for the Lakers. Then, later on, he received his best executive award for his performances.


Following are the list of awards and achievements received by Jerry West in his entire career as a basketball player:

  • NBA Champion in the year 1972
  • NBA Finals MVP-1969
  • 14times NBA ALL-STAR -1961-1974
  • PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL of freedom -2019
  • NBA 50th anniversary team
  • NBA Assist Leaderin the year 1972
  • NBA scoring Champion-1970

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jerry West in 2024

Jerry West Net Worth
Jerry West Net Worth

Jerry does earn a good amount of money as a salary. His net worth is expected to be around $60 million as of last estimated in the year of 2024. He fulfills all his dreams and desire. So we can say his income is quite excellent and appraisable. He earns a good amount from his executive career now.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know:

  • Jerryis a travel freak, and loves to go on vacations and to new places with his family and friends.
  • Heuse to play badminton in his free time.
  • He loves to listen to music and enjoys pool parties. He is sober and silent by nature, and that had changed his aggressive lifestyle.

No one successful from the starting and no one is born without hurdles in life. It depends on who makes life beautiful and by what means. Jerry is a gem whom we should say that and role model should be like. He made a successful outcome after all struggles in life and faced it with all courage.


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