Jesse Jackson Jr. Married, Wife, Children, Net Worth

By Pranish Sumsher Thapa | Updated On: 01 Apr, 2019

A man full of controversies, Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. also known as Jesse Jackson Jr. was born on March 11, 1965, in Greenville, South Carolina, the U.S which makes his age 54 at present. He is a former Democratic American Congressman who grew up in the Jackson Park Highlands District of the South Shore community area.

Jackson studied nursery at the University of Chicago and John J. Pershing Elementary School. He raging personality saw him be suspended from his school twice. Further along, Jesse received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from North Carolina A&T University.

A Look Into Jesse's Career

Jesse Jackson Jr was a representer of Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of representatives from 1995 to 2012. He became a national co-chairman of the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. He is also the co-author of civil rights and personal finance. Furthermore, he departed from Congress on November 21, 2012, due to his health problems which included bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal problems.

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Also, Jesse was caught amidst a scandal and a controversy when he was linked to Pius Ailemen, the Nigerian drug trafficker. Furthermore, on August 14, 2013. Jesse and his wife Sandy were sentenced to prison on the case of illicit use of campaign money. Jesse served 30 months whereas his wife served a one-year prison sentence.

Is Jesse A Married Man? Kids?

When it comes to personal life, Jesse once had a happy and fruitful married life. But it all went into meltdown. As of present, Jesse is a divorced man having finally finalized his divorce with his ex-wife Sandi Jackson in April of 2018.

Settled: Jesse James with his ex-wife on their way to the court to finalize their divorce. (Photo:

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Jesse first met Sandi Stevens, press secretary for United States Congressman Mickey Leland during the 1988 presidential campaign. After a few years of dating, the couple got married on June 1, 1991. They are blessed with two children named Jesse Louis Jackson III, Jessica Donatella Jackson.

As for the reason for their divorce, no concrete evidence has yet been revealed. But controversies along the way and family troubles seem to have played a big role in their seperation.

How Much Is Jesse's Net Worth?

When it comes to Jesse's net worth, not much information has ever surfaced to give an exact amount. His involvement in politics is sure to have rewarded him with a huge sum of money.

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His stint in prison also seems to have favored him as it was recently revealed that Jesse received an annual payout of about $138,400 from the federal government. The reason for such a huge sum of money Jesse receives are a part of his workers' compensation, his social security disability insurances as he suffers from Bipolar disorder and depression.