Van Jones

Van Jones

Van Jones is an American news commentator and lawyer. He was recognized as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2004 and was ranked as one of the "12 Most Creative Minds in 2008" by Fast Company. He has worked as a co-founder of several non-profit organizations during his career. He served as Special Adviser for Green Jobs in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He has also worked at Princeton University and as a co-host on CNN.

Similarly, He is also an author. He was considered a best-selling author by the New York Times as he has released two books and many articles in various magazines and newspapers. He was named the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2009. He also won the NAACP President's award in 2010. Presently, he has the sum of a good fan following on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Let's know more about him through this article.

  • Being an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney.
  • Being the co-host of CNN's political debate show, "Crossfire."

Who are Van Jones's parents?

Recalling his early life, Van Jones was born in Jackson, Tennessee, U.S. to his parents as Anthony Kapel Jones in the year 1968. Currently, he is aged 52 years old. His parents are Willie Anthony Jones and Loretta Kirkendoll. His father was a principal at a middle school while his mother was a high school teacher. He was born along with his twin sister Angela to whom he was raised in the Christian Methodist Episcopal church where his grandfather was a leader. Similarly, he is of American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Further, his birth sign is Virgo and follows Christianity.

Concerning his academic qualifications, He attended Jackson Central-Merry High School in 1986. Then, he joined the University of Tennessee where he graduated with a B.S. in communication and political science. After that, he has worked as an intern at The Jackson Sun, The Shreveport Times, and The Associated Press. Later, he enrolled at Yale Law School in 1990 for further studies.

Who was Van Jones's wife?

Reflecting on his personal life, Van Jones was married to his long-term girlfriend named Jana Carter who is a social activist by profession. Also, she was the director of the Search for Common Ground's USA Racial Healing Program. The pair exchanged their vows in 2005. Together, the couple blessed two kids named Cabral Jones and Mattai Jones. Sadly, the couple separated in 2018 after their 13 years of marriage. As of now, he is possibly single and enjoying his single life happily. Further, his sexual orientation is straight.

How much is Van Jones worth?

Van Jones is a news commentator, author, and lawyer by profession. So, he probably earned the sum of a good amount of money and fame through his profession to date. Based on some online sites, his estimated net worth is said to be $5 million and his monthly salary is somewhere around $1 million at present. His majority income comes from his several lawyer projects, shows, and his books.

How tall is Van Jones?

Observing his body statistics, Van Jones has a height of 6 feet 1 inch and he weighs around 87 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair color. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

Facts About Van Jones

  • #1He was a friend of Prince.
  • #2He is a Democratic.
  • #3He was also a long-time colleague of, and advisor to, musician Prince.
  • #4He is currently CEO of the REFORM Alliance, an initiative founded by Jay-Z and Meek Mill to transform the criminal justice system.
  • #5He is the author of The Green Collar Economy, Rebuild the Dream, and Beyond the Messy Truth; all three books rank as New York Times bestsellers.
  • #6He founded or co-founded several non-profit organizations, including the Ella Baker Centre for Human Rights, Color of Change, and the Dream Corps.
  • #7In 2009, He was appointed as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
  • #8He is President of The Dream Corps,[90] a "social enterprise and incubator for powerful ideas and innovations designed to uplift and empower the most vulnerable in our society."
  • #9He was among the 20 people who gathered for a private memorial service at Paisley Park after Prince's death.
  • #10In 2018, He and other members of #cut50 met with Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss a criminal justice reform bill.
Van Jones
Quick Facts of Anthony Jones
Celebrated Name Van Jones
Age 52 years old
Nick Name N/A
Birth Name Anthony Kapel Jones
Birth Date 1968-09-20
Gender Male
Profession American News Anchor
Birth Nation United States of America
Place of Birth Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christianity
High School Jackson Central-Merry High School
University University of Tennessee
Education Qualification Degree of B.S. and J.D.
Marital Status Married But Divorced
Spouse Jana Carter ( M. 2005; Div. 2018)
Children Two
Son Cabral and Mattai Jones
Father Willie Anthony Jones
Mother Loretta Kirkendoll
Siblings One
Sister Angela Jones
Height 6 feet 1 inch
Weight 87 Kg
Body Build/Type Average
Body Measurement N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary $1 Million
Source of Wealth As a Lawyer and Author
Sexual Orientation Straight
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