Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
Celebrated Name: Jerry Brown
Real Name/Full Name: Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 86 years old
Birth Date: 7 April 1938
Birth Place: California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 120.2 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Anne Baldwin Gust
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jerry BrownGay?: Disputed
Profession: Public figure, Politician
Salary: $202,000
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Born into a famous political family, Edmund Gerald Brown had no intention of pursuing his father’s footsteps. But as fate would have it, Jerry Brown, as he is popularly known, entered his political career and became one of the most controversial governors of California.

Maybe you know about Jerry Brown 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 Jerry Brown’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

Popularly known as Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown was not inclined toward politics in his early years. In 1958 he became a Jesuit as he wanted to become a priest. It was the same year that his father Pat Brown was elected Governor. But he soon found that priesthood was not his calling and in 1960 gave it up to pursue law. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1964. Post-graduation, he practiced law and worked for well-known law firms. However, it was the humiliating defeat of Pat Brown in the election of 1966 to Ronald Reagan that made Brown Jr determined to re-establish his family name in the world of politics.

Personal Life

Rumour has it that Governor Jerry Brown is a homosexual but has never come out in the open. It is alleged that he married Anne Baldwin Gust, who herself is a lesbian, again a claim that has never been validated. The couple got married on 18 June 2005, when Jerry Brown was 68 years and just about to run for state office-attorney general. It was believed to be a marriage of convenience to hide his actual sexuality and help him win the elections; after being appointed, he immediately made Gust his number two at the Attorney General’s office.

The other two obvious reasons for considering him a homosexual who remained in the closet are that he married very late in life, and second, the couple bore no children. It is also interesting that after being elected, he signed a landmark bill adding lessons about gay history to social studies classes in California’s public schools.

There is, however, a contrary view of his sexuality that clearly indicates that in the 1970s, he was dating singer Linda Ronstadt. But they did not openly speak about their relationship.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 April 1938, Jerry Brown is 86 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 120.2 kg.


It was in 1970 that he entered public life when he ran successfully for Secretary of State. But what he sought was revenge from Reagan for defeating his father and finally in 1976 after considerable groundwork. But the election did not go as planned, and he barely won the seat. As Governor, Brown’s actions and decisions were rather controversial, like siding with the unpopular labor activist Cesar Chavez and appointing his personal friend Rose Bird, as Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court, despite her inexperience.

In 1978 he had a landslide victory with over 1.3 million votes, breaking the record his father set in 1958. Unfortunately, despite his conscious efforts to keep Reagan at bay, his 1978 victory was short-lived, and in 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected President. He made another desperate attempt in 1982 and ran for the U.S. Senate but lost it. Brown kept away from the political scene for some time returning only in 1989 to become California’s state Democratic Chairman. Though his popularity had waned, he campaigned for President in 1992. Of course, he lost that election but brought to the fore the Whitewater Scandal that finally spelled doom for Bill Clinton.

In the interim, he returned to practicing law before being elected as Mayor of Oakland in the San Fransisco bay area. He changed his strategy and focused on fighting crime, bringing business downtown, and encouraging charter schools, which later helped him win the reelection in 2002. But he is remembered for his historic comeback in 2006when he ran for state Attorney General, winning it by a wide margin. He finally took retirement in January 2019 after five decades in politics.

Awards & Achievements

Jerry Brown had a promising and successful political career. He also won the Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service on 23 January 2020.

Net Worth & Salary of Jerry Brown in 2024

Jerry Brown Net Worth
Jerry Brown Net Worth

As of April 2024, Jerry Brown’s net worth is  $12 million through campaigns and the salary he drew as the long-standing Governor of California. He drew nearly $202,000 each year in salaries, more than what any other state was said to pay the governor.

Jerry Brown and his wife are currently looking to do something about the 2,514 acres of land that the Brown family owned for over 150 years. This land was originally Jerry Brown’s great-grandfather August Schuckman, a German immigrant. The couple has built a simple cabin and continues to live there post-retirement.

Jerry Brown has been one of the most prominent political figures from California. His feisty fifty years in politics shows his inherent political ingeniousness. He carried forward his family’s political legacy and has built a library to commemorate the family’s journey so far.


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