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Van Jones Biography

Updated On 05 Apr, 2019 Published On 28 May, 2015
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Facts of Van Jones

Date of Birth :
Age : 55 years old
Family Name : Jones
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Virgo
Height : 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Van Jones
Birth Name Anthony Kapel Jones
Nick Name Van
Birth Place/City Jackson, Tennessee
Profession Civil Rights Advocate
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Nationality American
Working For CNN
Net Worth $ 1.1 Million
Hair Color Black
Eye 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

Relationship short Statistics of Van Jones

What is Van Jones marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Van Jones have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Van Jones having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Van Jones Gay ? No

Anthony Kapel Jones also known as Van Jones is a news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He is the president of a nonprofit organization named The Dream Corps. He also served as Special Advisor to President Barack Obama.

Early Life and Education Of Van Jones

Jones was born on September 20, 1968, in Jackson, Tennessee, the U.S. Regarding his nationality, he is an American belonging to the Afro-American ethnicity. He is the son of Loretta Jean Jones and Willie Anthony Jones.

Jones and his twin sister Angela were born in Jackson about 90 miles east of Memphis. His mother was a high school teacher and his father was a principal at a middle school.

Jones grew up with his sister and spend most of his childhood days with his sister. His grandfather was a leader in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Van Jones Career

Jones is an American environmental advocate, CNN political contributor, and civil rights, activist. He is the president and also co-founder of Rebuild the Dream. He is also the founder of Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

Jones started his career in 1992. He was brought to the city as a legal observer, as he was affiliated with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

Besides, Jones is also an author of two New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy (2008).

Van Jones Personal Life

Van Jones is married and has two children. He married his longtime girlfriend, Jana Carter. Together they are blessed with two sons namely Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones.

Jones was in headlines and highly criticized for his involvement with an organization named "Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement" and also for his support for a prisoner named Mumia Abu-Jamal who was sentenced to death for murdering a police officer.

Van Jones Net Worth

Jones has earned a huge amount of money from his work. He has recently become one of the most talked about people after his speech on CNN. He has the net worth of $1.1 million.

Van Jones Body Measurement 

  • Height = 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
  • Weight = 87 Kg
  • Age = 50

Let's check out the video where Van Jones interviewed former Fox News contributor, Meghan McCain,


Van Jones Married

First Marriage with Jana Carter

She is very pretty. She is mother of two sons. Her picture along with family can be found in different sites.

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