Van Jones Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Sep, 2018
Facts of Van Jones
Date of Birth: 1968 , September-20
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Van Jones
Birth Name Anthony Kapel Jones
Nick Name Van
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Jackson, Tennessee
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Profession Civil Rights Advocate
Working For CNN
Net Worth $ 1.1 Million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 68 KG
Married Yes
Married to Jana Carter
Children N/A
Education University of Tennessee at Martin (B.S.) Yale University
Awards President's Award 2010
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
Movies Fierce Light
TV Show Crossfire
Sisters Angela
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Anthony Kapel Jones is a news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He has worked as a co-founder of several non-profit organizations during his career. He is a New York Times best-selling author who has published two books and various articles. He has worked as President Barack Obama's Special Advisor for Green Jobs. He has also worked at the Princeton University and as a co-host at CNN.

Van Jones was recognized as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2004. He was ranked as one of the "12 Most Creative Minds in 2008" by Fast Company.

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.  

Early Life And Education Of Van Jones

Van Jones was born on September 20, 1968, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States of America. He is American by nationality and is of black ethnicity. He is the son of William Anthony Jones and Loretta Jean Jones.

He has been a real superhero with his amazing work and has inspired people all over the world. He has also starred in some of the TV shows and movies.

In the year 1986, he graduated from Jackson Central-Merry High School. After that, he moved on with his life and joined another university for his education.

Later, he went to the University of Tennessee for the degree in communication and political science. This degree helped him build up his career.

Van Jones' Career

Van Jones has been a part of various activism programs; Rodney King verdict and Bay Area PoliceWatch. He was involved in another huge seminar to relate all the racism issues and he named it as Colors of Change. This was one of the biggest achievement and contributions.

People have advised him that he should do something to solve the issue of the deadly virus called Ebola which rocked the whole world lately. He has talked about it and has responded very well.

He has shown his involvement and supported the channel CNN. In return, he got the chance to appear in the new CNN series called Crossfire. This TV series also helped him to build his career graph and become more popular.

Van Jones' Net Worth And Salary

Van Jones' net worth of $1.5 million at present. His net worth proves how financially sound his life is. He earns a huge amount of salary from his successful career. 

He is a co-founder of several non-profit organizations including the Dream Corps, #Yeswecode and Green for All. He worked as President Obama's Special Advisor for Green Jobs. He is president of the Dream Corps and is among activists featured in 13th, a 2016 documentary directed by Ava DuVernay about the US justice system. 

He was recognized as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum and was ranked as one of the "12 Most Creative Minds in 2008" by Fast Company. He was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. 

Van Jones' Personal Life

Van Jones is a married man and has a beautiful wife. He is married to social activist Jena Carter. Carter and Jones are happy with each other. They have two children together. 

He has been in the spotlight because of his great work and some controversies. He is married to Jana Carter and their relationship as husband and wife is going very strong.

Their relationship is built on trust and mutual understanding and is unlikely to go through the process of divorce. He is not having an extramarital affair as he is committed to his wife.

Social Media

Van Jones is a very popular and very much engaged on Facebook and Twitter. He has a huge number of fan followers on Twitter and the number have been rising each day.

He has already tweeted more than 13 thousand times. He has been awarded several great awards such as Reebok International Human Rights Award and Elle Magazine Green Award.

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