|Real Name/Full Name
|James William Ross
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Fort Bragg, California, USA
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|January 3, 1952
|72 years old
|In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|In Kilograms – 110 Kg
In Pounds – 240 lbs
|Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|Westville High School
|Northfield, Mt. Hermon
|Jan Ross (married 1993 – died 2017)
|Professional wrestling commentator
It is only passion that can keep you doing one thing for years in and years out without getting bored or losing direction. The more passionate you are about your career, the better you become with time. According to what Jim Ross has proven over the years is that what he does is not a career but his life and hobby. He has gone through so many challenges but none of them have been worth him losing focus in his career.
Today, he is known as a successful American wrestling commentator. He is also referred to as a talent relations executive as well as an analyst and senior advisor at All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He has worked in WWE as a play-by-play commentator a position he held for many years. Jim is celebrated as the best and the greatest wrestling commentator of all time.
Well, how well do you know about Jim Ross? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jim Ross’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 Ross to date.
Biography and Early Life
It was on the 3rd of January back in 1952 when an ordinary baby boy was born in Fort Bragg, California in the United States of America. Jim was raised just like any other child and although his parents were positive their son would be a great man in the world, they never thought he’d be this famous. Jim has tried to keep information about his childhood life away from the public including the names of his parents.
This however didn’t mean that he didn’t have a good relationship with his parents. His father’s death in 1997 and his mother’s in 1998 affected him so much that he had a very serious attack of Bell’s palsy attack. His father died of a heart attack, but it is not clear what his mother succumbed to. Although he was 64 years of age, it was not an easy time for him. There is no information of Jim’s siblings if he had any.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Jim Ross in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Ross’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 2nd March 2024 having been born on 3 January 1952. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 240 lbs in Pound and 110 kg in Kilograms.
Although Jim was born as an ordinary child, he had a unique lifestyle and talent that was evident as he was growing up. His maternal grandparents lived in Westville, Oklahoma and they owned a general story while his paternal grandfather Dee Ross although a businessman too, dealt with carpentry and also owned an off-sale beer store. Jim attended Westville High School and was a member of the Westville baseball team as a first base.
He also played football in 1968-1969 for Westville Yellowjackets, was President of the Student Body and a 4-year letterman in basketball. in 1968, he was the State Vice President of the famous Future Farmers of America and served as a State Speech Champion. He was named Honorable Mention on the High School All-State Football team in 1969 which had Tulsa World as a center. He graduated from Northfield, Mt. Hermon.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Jim Ross was introduced to Jan by his friend Ric Flair and they became great friends. At the time of their first encounter, Jan was working as a flight attendant. Although he had had two failed marriages, he felt things would be different with Jan. After being friends for some time, they started dating and in 1993, they agreed to formalize their relationship by tying the knot. This was the best decision Jim had made.
Although his first marriages were not successful, this was meant to last. But unfortunately, it lasted for only 24 years as his wife succumbed to death at Oklahoma City’s OU Medical Center after being involved in a car accident in March 2017. He has two daughters from his previous relationships and two granddaughters.
Is Jim Ross Gay?
Although Jim Ross has been in two different marriages before he met his late wife Jan, the fact that there was a child born out of every relationship means they were both women. This is enough information to prove that he is not gay.
Jim’s career as a commentator started when he was in college. By the mid-70s, he was working as a colorful commentary for the National Wrestling Alliance. This is what is currently known as World Wrestling Championship. From the early 90s to the early 2000s he worked for World Wrestling Federation as an announcer, host and commentator. Between 2002 and 2008, he worked with Raw as a host, commentator and announcer, and he played the same roles in Smackdown from 2008 to 2010. He also wrestled sporadically and appeared on several storylines as either a foe or a friend of particular wrestlers.
This guy has a long story to tell when it comes to his accomplishments in his career. He has bagged many awards and honors some of which include; Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, Lou Thesz Award in 2011, Induction in NWA Hall of Fame in 2016 and Stanley Weston Award in 2002 among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jim Ross in 2024
When it comes to one’s success, it is not just about the awards and fame but also the wealth they have accumulated over the years. As of 2024, Jim has got them all as to do he is said to be $5 million rich all of which he has earned through his commitment in the wrestling world.
Apart from being involved in the wrestling world as a commentator, Jim has also been featured in a film titled Man on the Moon where he was cast as Lance Russell.