Jim Acosta
Jim Acosta
Celebrated Name: Jim Acosta
Real Name/Full Name: Abilio James Acosta
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: April 17, 1971
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Sharon Mobley Stow (m. 1994; div. 2017)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Hartley, Peter)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jim Acosta Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, Journalist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Jim Acosta, born on April 17, 1971, in Washington, D.C., is an American journalist. He also became the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. Before this, he worked as the National Political Correspondent for CNN as well as a correspondent for CBS News.

Maybe you know about Jim Acosta 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 Jim Acosta’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

Acosta’s father had arrived in the U.S. as a refugee from Cuba at age 11. He came here three weeks before the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was raised in Virginia. His mother is believed to be of Irish and Czech ancestry. Acosta graduated from Annandale High School, a public high in Annandale, Virginia, in 1989.

In 1993, he studied mass communication and earned a bachelor’s degree, with a minor in political science, from James Madison University. In his school, Acosta readily volunteered for WXJM, the student-run radio station. He additionally worked as a reporter at WSVA, a local radio station.

Personal Life

Jim was married to Sharon Mobley Stow. The couple tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend in 1993. Together, the couple spent 24 years of their life together. However, they could not continue with their marriage and divorced in 2017.

He also has a daughter Hartley, another daughter, and one son Peter.

After their separation, the Chief White House Correspondent has not been linked with anyone and doesn’t involve in any extra affairs. He is enjoying his single life lavishly and elegantly.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 17 April 1971 , Jim Acosta is 53 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 1.68 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Jim Acosta began his career on the radio. He worked with a radio service called WMAL in Washington, D.C. In 1994, he started working with WTTG-TV. He was a desk assistant there. After that year, he started working as a reporter at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. He continued to work there for almost three years until 1998. simultaneously, he joined KTVT-TV as a reporter and served there for a couple of years. Moreover, Acosta became a correspondent for CBS News in 2003 and worked as a correspondent until March 2007.

In 2007, Jim joined CNN. He also covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Moreover, he has also hosted the show called Ballot Bowl. In 2012, he was promoted and became the National Political Correspondent for CNN. In addition, he covered President Obama’s historic trip to the island in Cuba. On January 9, 2018, Jim became Chief White House Correspondent for CNN.

As a veteran American journalist, he earns a decent amount of money from his profession. So far, Jim, unfortunately, has not won any awards in his career. But, he has been doing his job brilliantly and also covered some big news. His works have also been loved by many people around the world.

Awards & Achievements

Jim Acosta has been working tirelessly for years. But Jim, unfortunately, has not won any awards in his career. But, he has been doing his job brilliantly and also covered some big news. His works have also been loved by many people around the world.

Net Worth & Salary of Jim Acosta in 2024

Jim Acosta Net Worth
Jim Acosta Net Worth

As of July 2024, Jim Acosta has an estimated net worth of $5 million. But his salary is yet to be disclosed. His net worth includes all his properties and earnings.

Jim Acosta was born on April 17, 1971. His Full name is Abilio James Acosta. He also worked as an actor, known for House of Cards (2013), CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), and The Situation Room (2005).

As he is the chief White House correspondent for CNN, he sadly had his credentials controversially withdrawn in November 2018 after several combative press conferences with Donald Trump. A Trump-appointed judge had then ordered his pass returned a week later.


  1. Jim Acosta is a great reporter for CNN. I really enjoy watching him question trump during the White House press briefifings.

  2. Jim is a selfish a$$hole, and his questions are self serving, looking for a gotcha moment. He rudely interrupted Dr. Birx. It was an embarrassment for him, his network and the entire country.

    • You do not know a great reporter….as the old saying goes….stay out of the kitchen if you can’t take the heat….as we all now know Birx….left & said she should have handled the situation differently….definitely should have told the public …you cannot inject bleach into your body….as the ex fool suggested….

  3. He is not a great reporter. He is a mediocre trying to get a good name by being nasty.
    In our country, he can enjoy being nasty and make a lot of money doing it.
    I agree that the best practice is to ignore his requests to ask a question. Because, he does not have intelligent questions. He should not be given a platform for his mediocracy and communist ideology.
    He should appreciate he is lucky and should appreciate he is in our great country and not in Cuba.

  4. Mr. Acosta is one of the few reporters who stands up to T rump and refuses to let him get away with his BS. I applaud him for his tenacity and truth – seeking. Keep up the fight, Mr A.!

  5. You’ve got to be out of your mind. Acosta is an antagonistic and I’ll-informed jerk. He always asks question that have already been covered or something totally irrelevant! I would bar him from press conferences!
    Mike E in Memphis

  6. Jim Acosta should never be allowed in another presidential press conference. He wastes a lot of valuable time for a lit of people. People much smarter than he.

  7. poor jim he should go back to cuba and be a reporter he wouldn’t last a week…. jim is a third rate report.. that’s it..he’s also a scum swamp hater demoRAT,, and a china lover him and cnn sucks.. sorry jim but it’s the truth… your has beens joe…

    • I think that Jim Acosta is the lowest rate reporter
      and should be ashamed of himself. He should be
      be barred from a Presidential Conference. He’ a
      lowlife piece of s_ _ t.

  8. no, he his not. he is a great reporter. He is a reporter who does not back down on a so called former president Trump.
    And what does that suppose to mean, to go back to Cuba?
    I think he was born in the US.
    My grandmother was born in Prag, my Mom was born in Linz ( Austria ), my father was born in Switzerland, i was born in Switzerland, my late Husband ( died in 2018 at the age of 58 ) was Canadian. I lived a Life abroad in Canada, the US, France and Italy. And all these places to live opened my mind to other cultures.
    Where should i go back to?

  9. Jim Acosta is a straight forward, thoughtful and perceptive questioner – disagree totally with Amber about her …history> … with the Italians. But in general he has supported news, asks tough questions, and gave trump a very hard time indeed – the only one who did. That alone gives him power.

  10. what madness in these comments! jim acosta has such integrity, a great sense of humor and an acerbic tongue for all the bs out there. cuban? i was so sure he was portugese. he looks so portugese and is so handsome that i think makes many men jealous for anything he says or does. he deserves more respect and i hope he fills in for brian williams when he retires. no one is more real and refreshing as is jim. i wish him great success and would love to show him portugal and the lisbon area where he could blend in and enjoy some peace, history and great food!!!


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