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John P. Coale Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, Cancer, Illness

By Mausam Bhattarai | Updated On: 11 Jul, 2021
John P. Coale Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, Cancer, Illness

Quick Information

Date of Birth December 21, 1946 Age 74 Years 7 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Lawyer
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Great Van Susteren (M.1988-Present)
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed Ethnicity White
Children/Kids One (son) Height N/A

Bhopal Gas Disaster still haunts thousands of people, and the person who gave justice to those people is none other than Master of Disaster, John P. Coale. In 2013, his wife revealed that he was battling throat cancer. By God`s grace, they found cancer during early stages to treat it with radiation therapies. 

Career & Net Worth of "Master of Disaster":

The retired attorney took his first notable case in 1993 when he represented the victims of the Bhopal Gas Disaster in 1984, where almost four thousand people lost their life. After getting the nickname of Master of Disaster, he represented the 1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire and the 1991 North Carolina Chicken processing plant fire.

But amongst his high profile cases, one that became the money magnet was indeed Tobacco Industry’s Settlement. The deal, which worth 368.5 billion throughout 25-year made him a millionaire overnight. After this case, he retired from his attorney career and focused on politics.

The renowned attorney of his time gained millions of fortunes from the Tobacco Settlement Case. Although his net worth is still under evaluation, his expected earnings would easily surpass a million dollars.


Caption: John and his wife, Greta, on 14th May 2014 
                         (Source: Heavy.com)

Battle with Illness and Throat Cancer!!!

The “Master of Disaster” didn’t have the stars on his right side regarding health. Nevertheless, he battled for good health throughout his life.

Before that, John already had several illness issues and underwent 4 to 5 surgeries in early 2013. Unfortunately, things were at the end, as he suffered several complications after that as well. He went under the treatment table to have open-heart surgery in 2015.

Married Life with Greta Van Susteren

John is married for almost three decades to news anchor Greta Van Susteren, 63. He shared vows with Greta in 1988, and both are the member in Scientology.

The couple doesn’t have children of their own, but John is a father to a son from his previous marriage. It is no secret that John was married twice before getting settled with Greta.

Though John hasn’t mentioned his son a lot, Greta once revealed that her daughter-in-law is a realtor.

The couple is the living proof that true love exists even today. It was back in 1979 when John started dating the beautiful Greta, and their love for each other hasn’t faded away in this many years.

A Short Bio and Family:

The American trial attorney was born to parents Joseph I. Coale and Eleanor Howard Jones. According to the wiki sources, he stepped on the world on 21st December 1946 and is currently in his 70s. He was born to a prominent family of seven siblings as he has three brothers and the same number of sisters. Belonging to white ethnicity, he has beefed up body shape and now leads a healthy life after few scares on the way.