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Jackson Galaxy Married, Wife, Gay, Weight Loss, Net Worth

Published On: 04 Sep, 2018

Jackson Galaxy Married, Wife, Gay, Weight Loss, Net Worth

Jackson Galaxy and his wife of four years have devoted their lives to rescue animals and share the same sentiment against animal violence. Jackson is not only vegan but also married at an animal pet sanctuary.

American TV Host Jackson was born as Richard Kirshner but legally changed his name in his 20's. He is a renowned cat behaviorist and is known for the 2011 Animal Planet show, My Cat from Hell.

Married At Animal Pet Sanctuary

The 52-year-old media maven got married to animal rescuer Minoo Rahbar on 29 June 2014 in Kanab, Utah. The wedding ceremony was an intimate affair surrounded by close friends and family members at the Best Friends Animal Society's no-kill pet sanctuary.

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Talking about his wedlock, Jackson on his 2016 interview for The People magazine revealed that their dog Mooshka was the ring bearer. The pair then left the South Seas for their honeymoon.

The couple's first meeting was for coffee for 15 minutes when Jackson tried to raise funds for a kitten rescue his wife had started.

The love and bonding between the two are admirable. Jackson shared a sweet Instagram birthday post for his wife on 9 August 2018 and described his partner as his best friend, single favorite human on Earth and also mentioned her as his beautiful uber.

Supports Gay Pride

The TV Host on his Twitter handle on 10 June 2011 addressed his followers to visit non-profit organization, Best Friends Animal Society: Animal Rescue at Los Angeles Gay Pride. He also wrote that he would be at the gay vanity at 3:30 pm and urged people to show support for unconditional love.

Jackson was the special guest of the event, and the non-profit firm’s stall was booth no 509. The attendees also got to purchase one of their super awesome Pride Paw t-shirts, car decals or totes.

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Weight Loss Surgery, Wife Inspires Him

Jackson had dealt with overweight issues in the past and weighed over 400 pounds. Then in 2007, he underwent a weight loss surgery and weighed just 250 pounds. After his surgery, he quit smoking, but his overweight problem again surfaced and reached 300 pounds.

In around 2014, he then turned into vegan like his spouse, Minoo, who is also vegetarian for more than 25 years. Thanks to his vegan diet, he lost over 200 pounds and believed that turning vegan was good for him and animals.

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What Is Jackson Galaxy’s Net Worth?

Jackson has the net worth of $1 million from his role as TV Host. He adds a significant paycheck hosting the 2011 Animal Planet reality show, My Cat from Hell. The cat behaviorist also summons a remunerative income from writing books including his 2017 publication, "Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat" and "Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean" in 2015.

Besides TV and books, the media maven increases his earnings from his self-titled YouTube channel, Jackson Galaxy. He started uploading videos since 2009 on the various cat's behavioral contrast. According to Social Blade, Jackson monthly payment from the digital platform is between $125 - $2K while he earns an annual income is between $1.5K - $24.1K.

Short Bio

The television show host, age 52, was born on 28 April 1966 in Manhattan as per wiki. Jackson stands at the height of 1.88 m (6' 2"), and his birth sign is Taurus.

Talking about his parents, Jackson has shared a Facebook post on 29 November 2013 revealed about his earliest memories with his father. Jackson revealed that he and his father found a tiny kitten's upper body in the mud ditch, ten years ago. They cleaned the kitten that fitted in the palm of his father’s hand. He wanted the kitten as his pet, but his dad obliged to keep other animals after his another cat died more than 15 years ago. In the meanwhile, when his father put the kitten to walk away, it ran up behind him and continued to follow him.