Jim Acosta
Jim Acosta
Real Name/Full Name Abilio James Acosta
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jim Acosta
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 April 1971
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Light
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Annandale High School
College: James Madison University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sharon Mobley Stow (m. 1994; div. 2017)
Kids/Children Name: Hartley and Peter
Profession: Actor, Journalist
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Abilio Jim Acosta, popularly known as Jim Acosta, is a renowned experienced American broadcaster who also acts as the Anchor as well as the chief domestic correspondent for CNN. He previously worked for CNN as the national political correspondent. During the Trump administration, he acted as the network’s chief White House correspondent.

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

Biography and Early Life

Jim Acosta, whose birth name is Abilio James Acosta, was born on the 17 of April 1971 in Washington DC, United States. His father was a refugee from Cuba who came to us at the age of 11. His father was raised in Virginia. On the other hand, his Mother hails from Irish as well as Czech ancestry.

Well, in college at James Madison University, for his Love of journalism, he volunteered at the student-run radio station called WXJM. After finishing his schooling, he started working as a reporter for a local radio station at WSVA. Since then he grew to be one of the greatest journalists there are in the world.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jim Acosta in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Acosta’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 17 April 1971. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


For his studies, Acosta attended the Annandale High School located in northern Virginia. He joined High School in 1989. He further on, he went to the James Madison University, and from there, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, as well as with a minor in political science.

While in his college years, he joined the student-run radio station WXJM as one of the volunteers. He additionally worked as a reporter for a local radio station named WSVA. This showed his love for his career.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jim is a married man. He was married to his wife, Sharon Mobley Stow. Sharon is a registered nurse. The two stayed together for 17 years before they parted ways in 2017. On the other hand, they have been blessed with two children, namely Hartley and Peter. Since he separated from his wife, Jim has not been involved with any other woman. He enjoys a single life together with his children.

Is Jim Acosta Gay?

Acosta has a straight sexual orientation. He’s neither a gay person nor is he a bisexual person. He has had a long marriage relationship with his ex-wife, Sharon. The two have been together for 17 years before they parted ways in 2017. Additionally, have a daughter and a son. This relationship proves that Acosta has straight sexual.

Professional Career

Jim’s career started while he was at a local radio station. He started working with WMAL located in Washington DC before joining WTTG-TV as they have desk assistants.

He, later on, went to report for WBIR-TV located in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked with this television station for 3 years and left in 1999 after he got a job as a reporter at KTVT TV. He worked at KTVT TV for two years.

His career took an about-turn when he CBS news as a correspondent in 2003. He worked with CBS for 4 years till 2007, when he went to CNN. While at CNN, I got a chance to cover the 2008 president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. At the same time, he got an opportunity to host a television show named Ballot Bowl.

He was later on promoted in 2012 when he was given the role of being CNN’s National Political Correspondent. At this time if he also got a chance to cover Obama’s Cuba historic trip.

In 2018, he became CNN’s chief White House correspondent. When he worked as the chief White House correspondent for CNN, he had an altercation with president trump until they try to block him from covering him.

Jim indicated that had they not reinstated CNN’s team, it would be our background of the First Amendment. This altercation led to a suit filed by CNN from journalistic and tips. After the White House reinstated Acosta’s press credentials with conditions, they withdrew the case.

The talented American journalist continues to work for CNN as he covers different events as well as hosting different shows. He continues to grow in fame through his skills.


Jim has not received any awards so far. However, he has been up and down, ensuring that he covers each and every task that he is given as such as expected to win very many awards through his talent. On the other hand, he has a huge following from all over the world.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jim Acosta in 2024

Jim Acosta Net Worth
Jim Acosta Net Worth

Through his career as a journalist, Jim Acosta has been able to amass an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2024. He has earned this amount for being a journalist as well as an actor who has appeared in different television shows.

Jim Acosta has been phenomenal in his career. As such, he is a veteran American journalist. He continues to do brilliant jobs in covering big news around America as well as outside America. Furthermore, his star continues to rise, and he is expected to earn more from his career in addition to being awarded.


  1. This has a glaring inaccuracy. Mr. Acosta is 6′ tall not 5’6″. This is so far off that you either made it up – or – your source is useless?


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