Josie Harrison is a retired banker of 'Wells Fargo' who is mostly recognized in the public as the mother of comedian 'Jo Koy'. She is an inspiration and motivation in 'Jo Koy' life and he regularly mentions her in his stand up comedy.
Is Josie Harrison Married? Know more about her Marriage, Children and Personal Life
Josie Harrison is happily married to a retired army soldier and postal service worker whose name is not disclosed in the public yet. The couple is enjoying their retired life to the fullest.
This is the second marriage of the Harrison as she was previously married to retired U.S. Air Force officer Jack Herbert. The couple first met in Vietnam where she was working as an office manager for a Filipino band and Jack was stationed there by the army.
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The couple got married and became the proud parents of four children, namely Robert Herbert, Rowena Hazel Cook, Joseph Glenn Herbert and Gemma Herbert Simmons who is adopted. However, the marriage bliss did not last long and the couple divorced around 1984.
After divorce, the children were in contact with their father but mostly Josie alone raised her four children. It was a tough time for her and said following about that period in an interview:
“I went to school on my own. I started from the bottom up. I worked 2 jobs to provide for the need of my 4 children. A banker during the day for Wells Fargo and a cashier/hostess at Denny restaurant at night. I did everything on my own,”
Nonetheless, her hard work paid off and currently, all her children are doing well especially her third child Joseph who is now a famous comedian and goes by name Jo Koy.
Josie Harrison Net-worth
Josie Harrison who is 71-year-old and currently retired boasts a net worth of $250 thousand- 350 thousand. She previously worked as a banker at Wells Fargo and earned an annual average salary that ranges from $29,186 - $53,550.
In addition to that, she also worked as a cashier in a restaurant during the night and earned the standard pay of $8.97 per hour.
Besides that Josie's son, Jo Koy is an American stand-up comedian with a net worth of $1.5 million. Jo Koy loves to support her mother financially given the hard work she did raising him and his siblings. In 2017, he gifted his mother a 2017 Buick Enclave car which is worth $40,000.
Josie Harrison Quick Facts
- Josie Harrison was born in Quezon City in the Philippines in 1948.
- She is 71 years old in 2019.
- Her mother name is Justina Gonzales who was a movie actress in the Philippines.
- She got pregnant at an early age and wasn’t able to finish college.
- She also worked as a radio host in Las Vegas.
- Her height is 5 feet 7 inches and hair color is black.
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