Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
Real Name/Full Name Thomas Sowell
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Thomas Sowell
Birth Place: Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 June 1930
Age/How Old: 94 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –  181 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother –  N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Stuyvesant High School
College: Howard University, Harvard University,  Columbia’s University and  University of Chicago
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mary Ash (m. 1980), Alma Jean Parr (m. 1964–1975)
Kids/Children Name: Lorraine and John Sowell
Profession: Economist, author and professor
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Thomas Sowell is known to the world for being an economist. He is also a social theorist and also serves as a fellow at Hoover Institution. He is also known to have played an important role in Korean War. He has also read at several educational institutions and is highly educated. He is also a renowned author and has written many books. He has also received many awards and honors for his charismatic personality.

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

Biography and Early Life

Thomas was born was 30th June 1930. He is a native of Gastonia, North California, in the United States. There are no records about his parents and family. Childhood must have been hard for him as his father passed away when he was very young. By the time he was nine, the family had relocated to Harlem in New York City. Right from early childhood, he was quite ambitious and had the hunger to learn more and more.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Thomas Sowell in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Thomas Sowell’s age is 94 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 30 June 1930. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 181 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.


Thomas went to Stuyvesant High School. But soon, he left the school to serve in the Korean War by being a part of the Marine Corps as a photographer. After that, he attended the Howard University and achieved great scores. Then he was able to get admission to Harvard University. He completed his graduation with a B.A. degree in economics. Then he also attended Columbia University and achieved a master’s degree. Then he also enrolled himself at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1968.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Thomas first dated Alma Jean Parr, and they soon tied the knot in 1964. However, due to some differences, they ended their marriage in 1975. After that, Thomas fell in love with Mary ash, and the couple got engaged in 1981. The couple is blessed with two children, Lorraine, and John Sowell.

Is Thomas Sowell Gay?

No, Thomas Sowell is definitely not gay as we know of now. He had once married a woman, and as of now, he is currently married to Mary. He is also the father of two kids. This is no way proves that Thomas is gay.

Professional Career

During his education, he did many part-time jobs. In 1965, he served at the Cornell University as an assistant professor. Thomas is hugely successful as an economics teacher as he has been given an opportunity to teach in some renowned universities. He has served at the Howard University, Amherst College, and the University of California.

He has been the Senior Fellow since 1980 at the Hoover Institution at the Stanford University. He has also been honored to give some notable performances as a guest in some shows like William F. Buckley Jr. In 1974, he was the Project Director of the Urban Institute.

He has also been an economics instructor at the Rutgers University. As an author, he started with his first book, Basic economics, and wrote over 20 books. He greatly portrays the ideas of racial policies, economics, problems of children, education, etc.


In 1982 Thomas was honored with the Mencken Award. He had also received the Francis Boyer Award in 1990. He won the Sydney Hook Award in 1998. He had also received the National Humanities Medal in 2002. He has also been honored with the Bradley Prize in 2003. In 2004, he won the Lysander Spooner Award, and in 2008 he received the International Book Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Thomas Sowell in 2024

Thomas Sowell Net Worth
Thomas Sowell Net Worth

The net worth of Thomas Sowell is estimated in 2024 and found to be $15 million. He earned this significant sum of income by being a successful economist, author, and professor. He has written several books over the years, mainly for the freedom of the blacks, which helped him increase his wealth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Thomas’s autobiography, A Personal Odyssey, was very popular.
  • He always stood up for the rights of the blacks.
  • He has written several books on racial topics.
  • He was the first member of his family to have studies beyond the sixth grade.
  • His mother worked as a maid.

Thomas has surely reached some very great heights as an economist. People know him as “one of the most clear thinkers of all times.” He has never thought of making money but to work for the welfare of all the people. He greatly supports the discrimination that blacks face even today. He always extends his hand for help for all the underprivileged people of the world. He truly deserves to be a role model for all young minds.


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