Jesse Jackson Net Worth, Age, Height, Relationship Status

                                                    Jesse Louis Jackson is an American politician, Baptist minister, and politician. Jackson was a Shadow U.S. Senator from the District of Columbia until 1997. He is also the founder of the Rainbow/PUSH organization and ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1984 and 1988 elections for approximately $9 million. .
Full Name Jesse Louis Jackson 
Birth Date October 8, 1941 
Birth Place Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
Profession Political Activist, Baptist Minister, and Politician
Relationship Status Married
Net Worth $9 million

Early Life

Jesse Jackson grew up under Jim Crow segregation laws that required him to stand in the back of the bus and use separate water fountains. He also attended the racially segregated Sterling High School. Such experiences became the seed that would later fuel his ambitions as a politician.

Jackson did well in school and was even elected class president, as well as being active in various sports such as football and basketball. He then attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship.

However, he later decided to join A&T North Carolina, citing that one of the reasons for the move was that he found it difficult to play quarterback due to racial bias. While in college, Jackson was active in civil rights protests.

Jackson received his Bachelor of Science in 1964 in sociology and continued his studies at Chicago Theological Seminary on scholarship. But at the time he was very active in social movements and he made the bold decision to drop out when there were only three classes left.

Jesse Jackson’s Net Worth and Career

His first involvement in the protests included involvement with the Greenville Public Library website, which was white only at the time. His group was arrested for the event, but it has sparked other protests over the years.

Jackson first came to prominence when he began working for Martin Luther King Jr. King was impressed with Jackson’s ambition, which earned him a seat in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

Later, in 1967, he was promoted to national coach. Key campaigns in which Jackson played a major role included promoting a black consumer boycott of white-owned businesses. This campaign aimed to force companies to hire people of color.

After King’s assassination in 1968, Jackson became even more active in the protests because, according to Jackson, he was close to King when he died, also mentioning that King had said the last words of his life to Jackson. He then served as a shadow senator from the District of Columbia in 1991 and served there for the next 6 years. Despite the setback in his presidential campaigns, Jackson continued to work and protest for contemporary causes.

Personal Life

Jesse Jackson is married to Jacqueline Lavinia Brown. The couple have five children together. In 1999, Jackson had a daughter named Ashley with an employee named Karin Stanford. It was later revealed that her organization, the Rainbow Push Coalition, paid Karin $15,000 in relocation fees, as well as a future $40,000 employment contract.

Because of this, Jackson even retired from active work for a while, paying $4,000 a month in alimony. Jackson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017 and COVID19 in 2021.

Jesse Jackson net worth

As of 2021, Jesse Jackson’s net worth is estimated at $9 million.