Van Jones Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Jul, 2018
Facts of Van Jones
Date of Birth: 1968 , September-20
Age: 49 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, popular as Van 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 also as President Barack Obama's Special Advisor for Green Jobs, as a distinguished visiting fellow at Princeton University, and as a co-host of CNN's political debate show Crossfire.

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 completed his graduation from an institution called Jackson Central-Merry High School and this was just the beginning for him. After that, he moved on with his life and joined another university for his education.

He went to the very popular university called the University of Tennessee for his degree in the field of communication and political science and this degree really helped him build up his career.

Van Jones' Career

He has been a part of various activism programs such as Rodney King verdict and Bay Area PoliceWatch. He was involved in another huge seminar or programs 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 also involved and supported the channel CNN and 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

He has a net worth of $1.5 million which proves how financially sound his life is. He earns a huge amount of salary from his successful career. 

Van Jones' Personal Life

Van Jones is a married man. 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 rather than his personal life. He is married to Jana Carter and their relationship as husband and wife is going very strong.

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

Social Media

He is very popular and very much engaged in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. He has a huge number of fan followers on Twitter and the number have been rising each and every 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.