Van Jones Bio, Age, Height, CNN , Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Van Jones Bio, Wiki

Van Jones is an American anchor/ Reporter working for CNN serving the station as a news commentator, author, and lawyer. He has been working with this station since 2018. 

Van Jones Age

Jones is 54 years old as of 2022, he was born on 20 September 1968 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

Van Jones Height

Jones stands at the height of 5 feet 1 inch tall.

Van Jones Education

Jones went to Jackson Central-Merry High School where he attained his high school diploma in 1986. He, later on, joined the University of Tennessee at Martin where he attained his Bachelor of Science in Communications and Political Science.

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Van Jones Career

Jones works at CNN where he serves news commentator, author, and lawyer. Additionally,  he debuted his two brand-new initiatives in 2014 called #cut50 and #YesWeCode. Additionally, he was launched to cut the prison population in half in 10 years by popularizing alternatives to incarceration, forging unlikely alliances, and turning the economic and moral catastrophe of mass incarceration into a mainstream. His second campaign, #YesWeCode, focuses on training 100,000 low-opportunity youth to become high-level computer programmers. Moreover, Van has also served as the lead founder of other not-for-profit organizations.

Which are involved in environmental and social justice including skills training in California; Color of Change, Rebuild the Dream, and Green for All. Additionally, he also serves as a senior at the Center for American Progress and aims at how cities are implementing job-creating climate solutions and policy matters related to green jobs. Aside from that, he is also an attorney and author of two books called Rebuild the Dream which was released in 2012, and The Green Collar Economy which was released in 2008. In addition to that, Jones also worked on the Green Jobs Act. Signed into law by George W. Bush in 2007 where he served as an advocate.

Furthermore, he also worked for President Barack Obama. Where he served as the green jobs advisor in 2009. In this role, he assisted in leading the inter-agency process and job development within the green and environmental energy sectors. Moreover, Van also won several awards including Rolling Stone’s 2012 “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done; the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation; the Root’s 2013 “The Root 100”.

Van Jones Net Worth

In Jones’s career as a  news commentator, author, and lawyer, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $5 Million.

How Much Does Van Jones Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Van Jones’s Parents and Siblings

Jones and his twin sister Angela were born to high school teacher Loretta Jean (née Kirkendoll) and high school principal Willie Anthony Jones. His sister said that as a child, he was “the stereotypical geek, he just kind of lived up in his head a lot” Jones said he was “bookish and bizarre” as a child. His grandfather was a pioneer of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and he was often accompanied by Jones to religious conferences. He’d sit all day listening to the adults “in these hot, sweaty black churches”

Van Jones Wife/ Spouse

Jones was married to Jana Carter, they married in 2005 and divorced in 2019. However, an update regarding his wife’s information will be done once available.

Van Jones Kids

Jones has two children; Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones. However, an update regarding his children’s information will be done once available.

Van Jones CNN

Jones works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann 
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt

Van Jones Gay

Jones is not gay and his sexual orientation is straight. He was previously married to Jana Carter. The two tied the knot in 2005 but divorced after 13 years. Besides that, there have also been rumors of him dating rapper Kanye West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian. However, these are just speculations at the moment.

Van Jones Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 979k followers, around 1M followers on his Facebook page, and about 1M followers on his Instagram account.