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Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones

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Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones

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Full NameAnthony Kapel van Jones
First NameAnthony
Middle NameKapel van
Last NameJones
Birth NameAnthony Kapel Jones
ProfessionCommentator, Author, Attorney
Birth CityTenneessee
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameWillie Anthonie Jones
Mother NameLoretta Jean
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseJana Carter
No Of Children2
AwardsNAACP Image Award 2010
SibilingsAngel Jones
EducationJackson Central-Merry High School, Univerity of Tennessee, Yale Law School
Height185 cm
Weight87 kg
Networth$2 M
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Date of BirthSeptember 20,1968
Age52 years


    of Anthony Kapel Van Jones

    What is Anthony Kapel Van Jones marital status ?Divorced
    How many children does Anthony Kapel Van Jones have ?2
    Who is Anthony Kapel Van Jones married with?Jana Carter
    What is the height of Anthony Kapel Van Jones?185 cm
    What is the weight of Anthony Kapel Van Jones?87 kg

    is Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones?

    Van Jones is a News Commentator as well as an author who worked as a Special Advisor of former President Barack Obama for Green Jobs.

    Jones is a co-host of CNN's famous political debate show "Crossfire" and is also a NAACP President's Award receiving journalist.

    Moreover, Van Jones is also known as the ex-husband of a famous social activist Jana Carter, the director of Search for Common Ground's USA Racial Healing Program.

    Why is Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones Famous?

    Van Jones is famous, or most people recognize him as the co-host of 'Crossfire,' which is a top-rated political debate show on CNN. 

    Van Jones as co-host of "Crossfire."

    Jones is also famous as a former advisor of President Barack Obama for Green Jobs. Jone is also celebrated in social media as his Official Instagram account has over 523 thousand followers. Likewise, he also has 876.4 k followers in his Twitter account as well.

    Van Jones's Official Instagram Account

    Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones' Bio, Early life, & Career

    Van Jones was born on September 20, 1968, in Tennessee, and he is currently 51 years old. His birth name is Anthony Kapel Jones. 

    Moreover, he holds an American Nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. 

    Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones

    Jones's father's name is Willie Anthonie Jones, who is a former principal of the middle school, and his mother's name is Loretta Jean, a former high school teacher. Jones also has a twin sister Angel Jones.

    Van Jones with his sister Angel Jones

    Jones completed his high schooling from Jackson Central-Merry High School in 1986 and later completed his graduation from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in communication and political science. After that, he went to join Law School and then graduated with a J.D. degree in 1993.

    During his college days, Jones worked as an intern in Jackson Sun, Associated Press, and the Shreveport Times. Then, in 1992 and 1996, he was affiliated to a Lawyers Committee.

    Likewise, he is also the founder of an NGO called "Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Jones has also worked as executive director for several advocacy projects after completing his study. 

    He is also an author as he has published a book called "The Green Collar Economy" in 2008.

    Jones also worked as a Special Advisor at White House Council on Environmental Quality for Green Jobs in the year 2009. Then, Jones became one of the senior people at the Center for American Progress.

    After two years, in 2011, Jones launched an advocacy project named "Rebuild the Dream," and within a year, he published his book "Rebuild the Dream" listed no.16 on New York Times Best Seller in the year 2012. 

    In 2013, Jones was signed as co-host of a famous debate show "Crossfire." Then in 2016, Jones has launched a documentary series on CNN "The Messy Truth," and after one year, in 2017, Jones launched studio discussion series called "The Messy Truth with Van Jones," which was aired on CNN.

    Jones is also the founder of "Advocates for Opioid Recovery" along with Newt Gingrich, and Patrick J. Kennedy. Likewise, he is also the president of "The Fream Corps."

    Recently, in 2018, Jones launched a show titled "The Van Jones Show" on CNN, and his first guest on the show was Jay-Z. 

    Currently, Jones is working onboard trustees at Demos and also as a host of debate show "Crossfire" on CNN. 

    For his works, in 1998, he was honored with the "Reebook International Human Rights Award." Jones has also received the "Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship" in 2008.  

    Van Jones with his award

    Likewise, he is a "NAACP President's Award" recipient, a "David E. Glover Vanguard Award" and "Rainbow Push Coalition's Vanguard Award" winner in 2015. 

    Moreover, he has been awarded a "Environmental Hero" award and an "Elle Magazine Green Awards" by Time magazine.

    Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones's Net Worth

    Van Jones has a net worth is around $2 million, as of 2020. Van earns approximately $57,000 working as a news anchor on CNN. Likewise, his ex-wife Jana Carter has an estimated net worth of around $750,000, as of 2020.

    Van Jones is a hugely talented professional commentator, an author, and an attorney, who has used his platform and success to uplift the entire African-American community. 

    Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones's Relationship Status

    Van Jones is currently living a single life and is not dating anyone. However, he was previously married to Jana Carter, a famous social activist, and director of Search for Common Ground's USA Racial Healing Program. 

    Van Jones with his ex-wife Jana Carter

    The Pair tied the knot in 2005 and shared two sons Cabral Jones, and Mattai Jones but, they finalized their divorce in 2018, after living together as husband and wife for 13 years. 

    Jones with his wife and two kids

    Van Jones's Statistics & Measurements

    NameAnthony Kapel "Van" Jones
    DOBSeptember 20, 1968
    Age51 years
    ProfessionCommentator, Author, Attorney
    Height185 cm
    Weight87 kgs
    Hair ColorBlack
    Eyes CoorBrown

    FAQ's on Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones

    Who are Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones AKA Van Jones's parents?

    Van Jones's father's name is Willie Anthonie Jones, a former principal of a middle school, and his mother's name is Loretta Jean, a former high school teacher.

    Who is Van Jones' ex-wife?

    Van Jones' ex-wife's name is Jana Carter. She is a famous social activist and director of Search for Common Ground's USA Racial Healing Program.

    What is Van" Jones net worth?

    Van Jones's estimated net worth is around $2 million as of 2020.

    When did  Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones join CNN?

    Van Jones joined CNN in 2013 and served as a co-host of popular debate show "Crossfire."

    Who are Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones' children?

    Van Jones has two sons with his ex-wife Jana Carter, and his sons are Cabral Jones and Mattai Jones. 

    What is the height and weight of Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones?

    Van Jones's height is 185 cm, and weight is 87 kgs.