Van Jones
Van Jones
Real Name/Full Name Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Van Jones
Birth Place: Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 September 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 87 Kg
In Pounds – 193 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Willie Anthony Jones
Mother –Loretta Jean Jones
Siblings: Angela Jones
School: Jackson Central- Merry High School
College: University of Tennessee at Martin
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jana Carter
Kids/Children Name: Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones
Profession: American news commentator, author and non-practicing attorney
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Van Jones is an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He has also served as President Barack Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs. He is also in the news commentary industry and is considered the best-selling author by the New York Times, for he has released books and many articles in several magazines & newspapers. Also, he is a co-host of CNN’s political debate show, “Crossfire”.

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

Biography and Early Life

Van Jones was born on 20 September 1968 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. He was born together with his twin sister Angela Jones. His birth name is Anthony Kapel “Van”, Jones. Jones is the son of Willie Anthony Jones, a middle school principal and Loretta Jean, a high- school teacher. He was raised in a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church together with his sister, where their grandfather was the leader. During his childhood, he was bookish and bizarre.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Van Jones in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Van Jones’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 20 September 1968. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 193 lbs in Pound and 87kg in Kilograms.


When he was of age, he started schooling at Jackson Central- Merry High School.  After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Martins and pursued communication and political science, where he did up to degree level. Later during his university time, he did an internship at the Shreveport Times, Associated Press and Jackson Sun. Jones also went to Yale Law School and did law.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Van Jones With Wife Jana Carter
Van Jones With Wife Jana Carter

Van is a married and a family man. He is married to Jana Carter, and together they have two children, namely Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones. The couple has pictures on social media which is a clear indication they are happily married. Since his marriage with Jana Carter, he has never been caught or seen in any affair with any other woman.

Is Van Jones Gay?

Van is not gay. He has a straightforward sexual orientation. Also, he is a married man to Jana Carter, where together they are blessed with two children. Jones family is a happy one, and he is faithful to his wife. Also, he has no intention to divorce any day soon. He loves his family so much.

Professional Career

After finishing law studies, he started participating in various activism programs, which includes; Bay Area Police Watch and Rodney King Verdict. He also began NGO by the name Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Also, he served as an executive director of the Lawyers Committee. He also co-founded a web-based company together with James Rucker after Hurricane Katrina.

The motive of the organization was to address the issues related to the colour of change which was to strengthen the political voice of Black Americans. Later he started promoting environmental justice and eco-capitalism. Worked as the president of an American center-left organization, working towards his dream. Also, Jones has worked as the host of the television show Crossfire that featured on CNN.

Van is also the acting Administrator Advisor of the former president Barack Obama. He has been the President of the social enterprise “The Dream Corps” since then. Moreover, he has worked for many environmental and non-profit firms, which includes Julia Butterfly Hill, National Apollo Alliance, Rainforest Action Network, Free Press, and Social Venture Network, among many more. He also owns some advocacy projects which are operated by a corporation that includes cut50, Green for All and YesWeCode.


Van Jones career has won him glorious awards, which includes, David E. Glover Vanguard Award, NAACP President’s Award, International Human Rights Award, Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Right Award and Elle Magazine Green Award. Also, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, was added to the list of 12 Most Creative Minds and was one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Van Jones in 2024

Van Jones Net Worth
Van Jones Net Worth

As of 2024, Van’s estimated net worth is around $6 million. His hard work and talent have earned him a healthy salary because of working for several organizations. Also, he is among the best-selling authors who make millions of money by hosting live events and interviews with celebrities. Also, he, as a commentator, has played a big role in his net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Jones has written books where his first book is titled the “Reebok International Human Rights Award”.
  • Van Jones was an Administrator advisor of the former president Barack Obama.
  • He was also made the president in various areas like “The Dream Corps”, among many more.

Jones is a very smart and intelligent man. He is hardworking, and his determinations are highly acknowledged. He is an excellent speaker who can address a diverse wide of areas and all over the globe. The world knows him as a focused man in achieving his goals which already he has started achieving.


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