How much is Jesse James worth?
|Net Worth:||$100 Million
|Profession:||Reality TV Star|
|Date of Birth:||April 19, 1969|
|Country:||United States of America|
You’ve seen this daredevil on Jesse James is a Dead Man before getting technical in Monster Garage. He’s also the guy who brought Hollywood to a standstill when he cheated on America’s resident sweetheart, ex Sandra Bullock.
Who Is Jesse James
Beefed up, heavily tatted, sex-addicted—Jesse James turned life as a mechanic into mainstream fame…or infamy, depending on who you ask. The motorcycle aficionado from Long Beach became a celebrity with reality shows about his business, joined the A-list with an unlikely marriage to an iconic actress, and became a household name when he promptly mucked it all up.
American television personality Jesse James, has a net worth of $100 million dollars as of 2021.
Becoming A Monster And A Dead Man
Growing up around spare motorcycle parts as a child, Jesse Gregory James developed a fervent love for the two-wheeled beauties at a young age. With his first mini-bike at age seven, James was fueled for a lifelong relationship with the shiny speed machines. Starting out in his native Long Beach, California, James opened up a garage, West Coast Choppers, in 1992. Building one-of-a-kind bikes is not a cheap enterprise, but James quickly won a reputation that drew wealthy celebrities like Keanu Reeves, Shaquille O’Neal and Kid Rock into his garage. James was in the fast lane to fame, but not without a little extra help.
Discovery Channel took an interest in the modern motorcycle fad in 2000 and made a documentary, Motorcycle Mania, with James at the heart of the subject. Following the show’s success, the cable channel approached him with an enticing offer of his own series. Monster Garage, in which James and his pack of grease monkeys could make a spectacle out of modifying vehicles into monster machines, debuted in 2002. The show saw great success during its five seasons on air.
In 2009, Spike TV appealed to its alpha-male audience and premiered Jesse James is a Dead Man, an unscripted series documenting James performing death-defying stunts. The summer program broke viewership records, taking James’s bad boy appeal to a whole new level. Taking a break from his wrench and risking his life, James joined the second season of Celebrity Apprentice, choosing the Long Beach Education Foundation as his charity of choice. In other entrepreneurial endeavors, James has opened up a burger joint and started his own clothing line.
Courting America’s Sweetheart
While James’s career wheeled on smoothly, the same could not be said for his personal life. James had two children, a daughter and a son, with his first wife, Karla, but their marriage ultimately ended in divorce. In 2002, he married porn star Janine Lindemulder and they had a daughter, Sunny, but their marriage also ended in divorce two years later. A bitter custody battle ensued after she was jailed for tax evasion in 2009.
Following his split from Janine, Jesse met famed actress Sandra Bullock when she took her godson to tour the set of Monster Garage. Fans were shocked when the wholesome actress eventually married Jesse in 2005. They were even more shocked when, after five years of marriage, a series of affairs came to the media’s attention and James made a public apology, stating “there is one person to blame for this whole situation and that is me.”
James checked himself into a Rehabilitation Center to treat his addiction to sex and in hopes to win back Bullock’s affections, but to no avail as Bullock filed for divorce, which was finalized in June 2010. Although they had plans for adoption together, following the scandal, Sandra became the sole parent to Louis, who she adopted from New Orleans.
Finding His Kitten
Soon after the ink dried on his divorce papers, James began publicly dating LA Ink’s tattoo siren, Kat Von D. The two became engaged only months after going public and James expressed his joy by saying, “I fell in love with my best friend. An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs … My love for her is beyond description. So honored that she said ‘yes.’ Growing old with her is going to be a f*ckin’ blast!” At last, it seems, James has found his motorcycle mama.
As for the Jesse James’s name itself, his family claims (without proof) to have genealogical ties with the famed outlaw of the 1800s. Whatever the familial circumstances, the Jesse James of now has had no trouble making a name for himself as today’s celebrity bad boy.
Defining Quote “When I was doing it, you know, one, I knew it was horrible. It made me feel horrible. And two, I knew I would get caught eventually, and I think I wanted to get caught.”