Van Jones Biography
Van Jones is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as a political commentator, regularly appearing across the network’s programming and special political coverage. In addition, he has hosted CNN’s The Van Jones Show, The Redemption Project with Van Jones, and The Messy Truth with Van Jones. He co-created the Emmy Award-winning virtual reality series, The Messy Truth VR Experience.
Van Jones Age
How old is Jones? He is 54 years old as of 2023. Jones was born on 20 September 1968 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 20th of September every year.
Van Jones Education
Moreover, he is a Yale-educated attorney and has written three New York Times best-selling books, Beyond the Messy Truth (2017), The Green Collar Economy (2008), and Rebuild the Dream (2012).
Van Jones Height|Weight
Jones stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Van Jones Family
Jones was brought up with her twin sister Angela, their parents are 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
Jones was married to Jana Carter. The duo has two children; Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones. They married in 2005 and divorced in 2019.
Van Jones Children
The duo has two children; Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones. They married in 2005 and divorced in 2019.
Van Jones Career
Currently, he is the CEO of REFORM Alliance, which was established in January 2019. The aim of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically decrease the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system, beginning with probation and parole. REFORM is backed by a bipartisan and diverse group of sports, entertainment, and business leaders, including award-winning recording artist Meek Mill; Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin; entrepreneur and business mogul Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter; Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft; Brooklyn Nets co-owner and philanthropic investor Clara Wu Tsai; Third Point LLC CEO and founder Daniel S. Loeb; Galaxy Digital CEO and founder Michael E. Novogratz; Vista Equity Partners founder, chairman, and CEO Robert F. Smith.
For more than 25 years, Jones has been a leader in the fight for criminal justice reform. In addition, he has created and led many thriving social enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and the Dream Corps, a social justice accelerator that houses #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #cut50, which recently led the charge to pass the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that The New York Times calls “the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation”).
Van Jones CNN
Moreover, he is a Yale-educated attorney and has written three New York Times best-selling books, Beyond the Messy Truth (2017), The Green Collar Economy (2008), and Rebuild the Dream (2012), about his journey as an environmental and human rights activist to becoming a White House policy advisor. Furthermore, he was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act. Signed into law by George W. Bush in 2007, the Green Jobs Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” During the Obama Administration, the legislation produced $500 million in national funding for green jobs training.
Jones served as the Green Jobs advisor to President Barack Obama in 2009. In this capacity, he aided to lead the inter-agency process that oversaw the multi-billion-dollar investment in skills training and job development within the environmental and green energy sectors.
Additionally, he has also received numerous awards and spotlighted on several lists of high achievers including an Emmy Award; the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation; Rolling Stone’s “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done”; TIME’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in The World”; an NAACP President’s Award, and The Root’s “The Root 100.”
Van Jones Salary|Net Worth
Jones has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Van Jones Social Media Platforms
Jones is very active on social media platforms and has over 1M followers on Twitter, 1M followers on Instagram, and over 4M followers on Facebook.