Van Jones is a popular face in the news commentary industry who is also considered best-selling author by New York Times as he has released two books and many articles in various magazines & newspapers. Now let’s have a close look at Van Jones’s net worth in 2019.
He was born on 20 September 1968 along with his twin sister Angele in the home of middle school principal Willie Anthony Jones and high-school teacher Loretta Jean. His schooling took place at the Jackson Central-Merry High School, whereas he completed his higher studies at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he graduated in communication and political science.
While completing his degree, he did an internship at the Shreveport Times, Associated Press, and Jackson Sun. After that, he moved to Connecticut for attending Yale Law School. He was one of few law students chosen by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights when Jones was still a law student. He completed his law degree in 1993 and soon moved to San Francisco.
After completing his law studies, Van Jones starts participating in many activism programs that include Bay Area Police Watch and Rodney King Verdict. In 1996, he started a new umbrella NGO whose name is Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. This non-profit organization was operated in the small office of Eva Paterson who was an Executive Direction of the Lawyers Committee.
He co-founded a web-based company along with the James Rucker after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The main motive of this organization was to address the issues related to Color of Change. They try to strengthen the political voice of the Black Americans.
In the same year, he started to promote the environmental justice and eco-capitalism. He also worked as the President of an American center-left organization from June 2011 to 2014 for working towards his dream. Simultaneously, he worked as the host of the television show Crossfire that featured on CNN from 2013 to 2014.
Jones also acts as the former President of Obama Administrator Advisor. Since then, he has worked as the President of the social enterprise “The Dream Corps.” There are many advocacy projects owned and operated by this corporation that include #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green for All. In addition to that, he worked for many environmental and non-profit firms, such as Julia Butterfly Hill, Rainforest Action Network, Social Venture Network, National Apollo Alliance and Free Press.
Awards & Achievements
Van Jones has a truly glorious career that allows him won a range of awards. Some of the major ones are 1998 Reebok International Human Rights Award, 2008 Elle Magazine Green Award, 2009 Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Right Award, 2010 NAACP President’s Award, and 2015 David E. Glover Vanguard Award.
Furthermore, he was recognized a Young Global Leader in 2004 by the World Economic Forum. Five years later, Van was included in the list of 12 Most Creative Minds in 2008. Next year, he was one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
Net Worth of Van Jones
The Van Jones net worth was US$1.5 million. This 49-year-old talented and hard-working personality earn a healthy amount of salary by working for various organizations. The exact number of that salary isn’t completely revealed.
He is also a best-selling author who makes thousands of dollars by hosting live events and interviews with celebrities.
Without any doubt, he is one of the most popular news commentators and motivated personality in the United States. Apart from that, we truly appreciate his work in a range of several charities and non-profit organizations.