Van Jones Bio

(Author, Lawyer, Producer, Actor, News Commentator)

Relationship Statistics of Van Jones

What is Van Jones marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
How many children does Van Jones have ? (name):Two (Cabral Jones and Mattai Jones)
Is Van Jones having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Van Jones gay ?: No
Who is Van Jones wife ? (name):Jana Carter

More about the relationship

Van Jones was married to Jana Carter but now, the couple is thinking of separating. After the divorce, the legal custody of their children will be both the parents. The couple has two children, elder one is Cabral Jones and the younger one is Mattai Jones.

His wife is also a social activist like him and worked as the director of the Search for Common Ground’s USA Racial Healing Program. As they are secretive in nature they love to keep their life low and out of media attention.

Who is Van Jones?

Van Jones is an American author, producer, actor, news commentator, and a non-practicing attorney. He is best known for his best-selling book The Green Collar Economy, in 2008. He is the founder of the various non-profit organization including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator”

Van Jones: Age, Parents, Siblings

Van Jones was born on 20th September 1968, in Jackson, Tennessee, USA. He was born along with his twin sister Angela. His father’s name is Willie Anthony Jones. His father was a principal at a middle school and his mother, Loretta Jean (née Kirkendoll), was a high school teacher.

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Caption: Van Jones and Jana Carter (Source: WPXI)

Along with his sister, he was raised in the Christian Methodist Episcopal church where his grandfather was a leader. He is of American nationality and of Afro-American ethnicity.

Van Jones: School, College, University

He has completed his High School from Jackson Central-Merry High School in 1986. Later he graduated from  B.S. in communication and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Before, joining Yale Law School from 1990 to 1993 in  Connecticut, he has worked as an intern at the Jackson Sun (Tennessee), the Shreveport Times (Louisiana), and the Associated Press (Nashville bureau).

Van Jones: Career, Salary and Net Worth

After getting internship from various university including UT Martin he then went on to launch and lead a number of independent, campus-based publications like the Fourteenth Circle (University of Tennessee), the Periscope (Vanderbilt University), the New Alliance Project (statewide in Tennessee), and the Third Eye (Nashville’s African-American community).

Jones was a legal observer for NGO, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights which works to reform California’s youth prison system in 1996. After leaving this organization as executive director he has dedicated his work with same goals like Rebuild the Dream, Color of Change, Green for All, Center for American Progress, and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

From June 2013 to 2014 he was a host of CNN show CrossFire and was an Administrator advisor of former President Obama. Now he is a commentator on CNN since 2012. Furthermore, he is an author of bestselling books like The Green Collar Economy(2008), Rebuild The Dream (2012) and Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together(2017).

All this work and dedication has provided him with various accolade and awards. He has received Time Magazine’s Environmental hero and Elle Magazine Green awards.  Furthermore, he was honored with Reebok International Human Rights Award(1998),  Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship and World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader in 2008, NAACP President’s Award, Rainbow Push Coalition’s Vanguard Award and David E. Glover Vanguard Award in 2015 and many others.

Van Jones: Net worth

He lived a luxurious life with his family in Las Vegas and has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. However, his salary is unknown.

Van Jones’ Rumors and Controversy

During his advisory duty for former President Obama in 2008, he was accused of using offensive language, defending a man convicted of killing a policeman and supporting conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Besides keeping this controversy he resigned in 2009 and describes his tenure as best six months of his life followed by worst two weeks of controversy.

Van is miffed with Wendy Williams after she talked about his divorce on her talk show, Wendy Williams Show despite warning her not to talk about his relationship.

Van Jones’ Body Measurements

Jones is 6ft 1” in height and weighs 87 kg whereas he has black hair and dark brown eyes. His shoe size is unknown.

Social Media Profile.

He is active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has around 909k followers on Facebook, over 829k on Twitter and over 433k followers on Instagram.

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