James Bowen
James Bowen
Celebrated Name: James Bowen
Real Name/Full Name: James Anthony Bowen
Gender: Male
Age: 45 years old
Birth Date: 15 March 1979
Birth Place: Surrey, England
Nationality: British
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Monica Bowen (m. 2019)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is James Bowen Gay?: No
Profession: Author and Street Performer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

James Anthony Bowen, also known as James Bowen, is an English Author and a Street Performer. He currently lives in London. James has faced lots of problems in his life, but meeting Bob changed it completely. His memoirs were International bestsellers, and he made quite a sum from his books. The memoirs were so good that films were even made based on the first two books and were released in the year 2016. The sequel of the films will be released in 2020. To pass his time, James helps in numerous charity events, which mainly work for animal welfare, literacy, and homeless people.

Maybe you know about James Bowen very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of James Bowen’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

James Anthony Bowens was born in Surrey, England. At an early age, his parents broke off their marriage, which severely affected James. He moved to Australia with his mother. As he was new to the country, he was bullied and ragged in school by his classmates. Being frustrated by such treatment, he dropped off from school in his second year of high school. His behavior completely changed and made him into a roughneck kid.

He has also been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Manic Depression, and ADHD, which stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Being tired of this life, he moved back to the UK to live with his half-sister, which didn’t work out, and he chose to leave and live on the streets. He began sleeping on streets and sometimes in stray shelters. To deal with such a situation, he started taking Heroine as he couldn’t accept the fact that he was homeless.

Personal Life

James Life took a drastic turn when he met Bob. Bob is considered the main reason behind the engagement of James and Monica. James believes that Bob helped him to find his lady love, Monica. They got engaged and currently live in a four-story house. James believes that meeting Bob was one of the best things which happened to him. From living on the streets to a well-built house, he gives all the credit to his cat Bob.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 15 March 1979, James Bowen is 45 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024. His height is 1.81 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


James being a Street performer, had enrolled himself in the detoxification program, which used to help him by treating his addiction and would allow him to go for performing in the Covent Gardens. One day while returning home, he found a ginger cat on the street, assuming it to be one of the neighbors he went back. The next few days, he saw the cat at the same spot, and when he moved closer, he spotted a wound on the cat’s leg.

He immediately took the cat to the hospital and got her treated. He tried finding the original owner and is failing, so they decided to take care of the cat himself as the cat used to follow him everywhere, even at his performances. The duo got famous, and since then, they have been together. Inspired by this, he wrote a book on Bob named ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ which amazingly sold 1 million copies and was ranked at no. 7 of the best sellers in the New York Times.

Awards & Achievements

Talking about the awards and achievements of James, his biggest achievement was his meeting with Bob and his lady love Monica. His book ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ had been nominated for UK’s National Book Awards under the popular nonfiction category. The same book was also listed at number 7 on the list of most inspiring teenage books. The ranks on the list were decided by a poll being a part of the World Book Day.

Net Worth & Salary of James Bowen in 2024

James Bowen Net Worth
James Bowen Net Worth

As of June 2024, James Anthony Bowen has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. He initially had nothing, and meeting with Bob made him drop the detoxification program as he believed that Bob was enough for him to cure his body. He even stated that the main reason behind his success is Bob.

A man who faced lots of difficulties in his life, even started taking heroin taught us one of the most important lessons of life, A person can change himself anytime he wants, there are no such time limits for it and also that meeting one person can make you change your lifestyle which happened in the life of James Bowen- ‘A man from scratches to Riches.’


  1. https://www.jtv.com/product/multi-color-crystal-antique-bronze-tone-cat-brooch/OPC901 I think the cat pictured here is Bob’s image. Have a look and let James know. Wishing him good fortune going forward.

  2. It’s a most wonderful story and is a great inspiration. God sent Bob to James, and that cat was a great blessing to many people around the world. Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy, and I have a feeling that someone somewhere, must have a very guilty conscience who caused Bob’s death, whether accidentally or on purpose. Truth wins in the end, and I’m sure James knows his beloved pet is Aloft with the Lord and that they will one day be reunited. God bless you always dear James.

  3. Just watched his film. Wonderful story and I am so happy he ‘made it’ as they say.
    The actor who portrayed him was terrific as were all the cast, especially Bob.

  4. Valerie O’Brien October 29, 2020 At 12:24 am
    It’s a most wonderful story and is a great inspiration.
    Valerie , has said it so beautifully

  5. I think that James has proved to be an extraordinary man and Bob was his wonderful feline companion.
    I am so pleased that Bob has found happiness with Monica.
    I want you to continue and enjoy the rest of your lives.


  7. I am a cat person and haven’t heard about James before. I purchased his book ‘A Gift from Bob’ a couple of years ago and didn’t read it until recently. The book is so good that I don’t want to put it down. James and Bob went through hard times together. Their strong bond moved me to tears. I just learned that Bob went to rainbow bridge in June 2020. I cried thinking James might be alone again. It must be very hurt for James because they are so closed to each other. To my relief, James has a wife now and he no longer has to worry about his gas bills. RIP Bob!

  8. I’m a big fan. I loved the movie and I am so proud of how James and how his life came together after Bob. I hope and pray that so many other people on the streets can be inspired by James and Bob. I done know Monica yet I am so grateful she came into their lives.

  9. I am so happy for James & Monica. My their lives together always be blessed. Stay healthy James. Bob is watching and waiting at Rainbow Bridge. Bless his heart. He was one smart cat.
    Try to live off of the interest of the two million you have as net worth.

  10. How could Bob get out of that enclosure; it was covered, was it not? The big question is: Why would he? He never, in all the years he was with James, ever even tried. I think someone close to James, either erroneously or deliberately let Bob out (or put him out) – jealousy perhaps – whatever. If I found out what really happened, and it turned out to be what I think happened, that would be the end of any relationship I had with a human – but that’s just me. My animal companions come first. They cannot speak for themselves; they depend on us. James should never have put Bob second, or what happened would not have happened. That’s what happens when you become distracted, and nine times out of ten, people are not worth it. I don’t expect anything of anyone, and I’m still disappointed.

    • Возможно Боб так странно погиб именно потому, что Джеймс не поставил его на второе место. Он всегда был для Джеймса на ПЕРВОМ месте !
      Вывод : нужно 1000 раз подумать, прежде чем впускать других людей в свою жизнь и в жизнь своих дорогих людей и питомцев.
      Цена может оказаться слишком высока !!!

  11. My heart still aches for James’s loss of Bob. I cried for three days,; as I tried to fathom it and tried to read aloud about it to a friend by phone, I couldn’t make it through without crying.
    I read somewhere about Bob trying to raise funds to pursue funds for traveling to the homeless and sleeping rough with them and making a doc regarding how other countries deal with homelessness. Mention was made of his possibly losng his house after all this. Does anyone know of the truth of this? I can’t find it again.

  12. Hi James

    I believe that your an inspiration to the world. There is nearly always something out there to help
    people get back on thier feet. Many people loved Bob, including my late mother & myself.
    I wish you well and have a great future with your wife and all the animals you have.

  13. Just seen the movie and watched the first one earlier….I was like you once James I’m not quite we’re you are yet but I’m still fighting my demons and have been doing all my life but it’s getting better now.I’m 57 now have a nice place a lovely cat and I’m getting there it’s hard as you know my friend and I’m one of the old school 40 yrs ago I started..My cat Jess is not as smart as Bob but she’s my best mate and helped me through bad times just like you mate..Good luck James your a good manRIP BOB

  14. He’s now back on Facebook pleading poverty, whilst showing off his expensive studio and selling his dead cats fur, or what he says is his dead cats fur. Who saves their cats fur from their brush? And especially not “different grades” of cat fur. The man’s a disgrace! Milking his dead cats memory for all its worth and milking people for every last penny to watch him lounge around his house. Why are people enabling this crap?

    • Where are you reading/seeing this?! I follow a number of James and Bob’s FB pages and have never seen such a thing! Quite the contrary in fact! I cry foul!

  15. Loved the story and movie. James did very well financially after they were released. But now James is on Facebook posting he is broke and his water and electricity has been disconnected, how in the world does this happen when 2 years ago he had $2 million?

  16. A very strange death of a cat. Illogical.
    Perhaps this tragedy happened to Bob precisely because he was not in second place for James, but always in the first.
    Conclusion :
    We should think a thousand times before letting strangers into our lives and into lives of our dear ones.


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