Jim Crane
Jim Crane
Real Name/Full Name James Robert Crane
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jim Crane
Birth Place: Houston Texas, Missouri, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 January 1954
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′0’’
Weight: In Kilograms – 86 Kg
In Pounds – 189 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: Yes
School: Lutheran High School North
College: Central Missouri State University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Whitney Crane
Kids/Children Name: Krystal Thompson and Jared Crane
Profession: Businessman
Net Worth: $3 Billion
Last Updated: April 2024

James Robert Crane, also known as Jim Crane, is a successful American Businessman from Houston, Texas. He also is the CEO and director of Crane Freight and Shipping, Crane Capital Group, and Crane Worldwide Logistics. He is also the director and proprietor of a baseball team under Major League Baseball (MLB). The team is Houston Astros.

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

Biography and Early Life

James Robert Crane, or Jim Crane, was born on January 17th, 1954, in the St. Louis suburb of Dellwood, Missouri, in the United States. In 2004, he donated a sum of a total of $1 million to the school he used to attend in his childhood days to improve the facilities in the field of athletics and increase the campus size from around 40 acres to 67 acres.

To this beautiful gesture, the school named the athletic complex James R. Crane Athletic Complex.

Around the year 1998, he became the largest donor with $1.2 million to the Central Missouri State University from which he graduated to upgrade the facilities of CSMU baseball stadium, which was then renamed to James R. Crane Stadium.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jim Crane in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Crane’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 17 January 1954. Though, he is 6′0’’ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 189 lbs in Pound and 86 kg in Kilograms.


As he spent most of the time of his childhood in the north of St.Louis suburb, he went to school at Lutheran High School from where he graduated in 1972. At the same school, he made a generous donation of around $1 million to improves the facilities at his childhood school.

Further added, he earned his degree from Central Missouri State University(CSMU) in the field, Industrial Safety in the year 1976, where he because a member of the union, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jim Crane With Wife Whitney Crane
Jim Crane With Wife Whitney Crane

Crane, born in 1954, in Houston, Texas, witnessed a rather sad tragic event during his freshman and second years as his father died due to which he, at a point, thought of dropping out of his college, but was finally talked by his coach Robert N.Tompkins who drove all the way to north St. Louis to return to complete his degree at Central Missouri State University under the course Industrial Safety.

Is Jim Crane Gay?

Much is known about the relationships of Robert James Crane; it is believed that he is Straight. He married three times.

His first marriage was with Theresa Kay Welch; together, they have two kids; a son and a daughter; Son is Jared Crane, born in 1982, and Daughter Krystal Thompson, born in 1984; their marriage was then turned into divorced in the year 1990.

In 1993, Crane had his second marriage with Franci-gene Neely Beck, who is an attorney, board chair, and founder of the Houston Cinema Arts Society. After 21 years, Beck and Crane decided to divorce in 2015.

Finally, Jim Crane walked down the aisle with Whitney Wheeler, which was held at Floridan National Golf Club.

Professional Career

After graduation, Crane went into the insurance and protection business, following his father. In 1980, Crane moved to Houston, and around March in 1984, he borrowed a total sum of $10,000 from his sister and formed a company named Eagle USA Airfreight, which was an airship cargo coordination business.

Later became Eagle Global Logistics, and then EGL Inc moved into the inventory network and administration business. Later on, around 2007, EGL came along with CEVA Logistics (a U.K.-based firm) and held onto around 17.6% of EGL stock during the merge with Apollo Management L.P.

Using the benefits from EGL, he shaped his Crane Capital Group, with which he turned into an executive and investor (under around 1%) in Western Gas Holdings receding in the south-eastern Rocky Mountain locale and southern Mid-Continent territory; mainly Oklahoma and Texas of the U.S.

Crane bought a team in the Major League Baseball (MLB) called the Houston Astros for round about $680 million.


James Robert Crane has many awards to his name, which made him one of the most successful businessmen. In 2006, Crane won Number-one CEO Golfer, Golf Digest, in 2017: Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, in 2018: inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, ALF Public Service Award by the American Leadership Forum, Jack Buck Award from the Missouri Athletic Club, in 2019 Conversation with a Living Legend, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in 2020 Houston Sports Award, Executive of the Year, Ben Taub Humanitarian Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jim Crane in 2024

Jim Crane Net Worth
Jim Crane Net Worth

Crane has been one of the most influential businessmen in recent times; about his Net Worth, his net worth sums up to around $3 billion as of 2024, earning his first in the coordination business and the second one being the proprietor of the Houston Astros baseball crew.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Crane used to play baseball for Central Missouri Mules, a team of his University. Crane was also one of the best CEO golfers to be found in the United States. He also is a friend of Tiger Woods’s old coach, Butch Harmon. Adding more to it, Crane has homes in Houston, Nantucket, and Pebble Beach.

James Robert Crane, an influential figure in the business profession, has witnessed many ups and downs from a tragic start to buying a baseball team, raising his net worth into billions, to being one of the most successful CEOs of the United States. Crane also is very thankful to his late baseball coach, Robert N.Tompkins, at college, who played a major role in changing Jim Crane’s life.


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