Who is Van Jones
Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones is an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator” that operates three advocacy initiatives: #cut50, #Yeswecode and Green for All.
About Van Jones
Van Jones is a famous author, commentator, and non-practicing attorney. He is a news commentator for CNN and was in 2009 appointed the US President’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs during President Obama’s administration. As of 2020, Van Jones has an estimated total net worth of approximately $1.8 million.
He’s married to Jana Carter which makes him ex-president Jimmy Carter his uncle-in-law. They got married 8 years ago and have two kids. Jana is a daughter of Billy Carter and wife Sybil Spires, that makes her the niece of Jimmy Carter.
Van Jones was born on September 20, 1968, in Jackson, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in communication and political science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. In 1993, he graduated from Yale Law School.
Jones co-hosted CNN’s political debate show Crossfire in the past. He’s also known as an avid human rights activist. But of late, he focuses more on environmental issues. He started Green for All, the new national NGO dedicated to creating green possibilities while combating poverty at the same time. Jones has won numerous awards for his efforts on environmental preservation and has also been honored by various magazines for his work and being an influential person to his community and the world.
How Did Jones Get Rich
Most of Van Jones’ wealth is from hard work in his various attorney projects, shows and books.