Jim Bakker
Jim Bakker
Celebrated Name: Jim Bakker
Real Name/Full Name: James Orsen Bakker
Gender: Male
Age: 84 years old
Birth Date: January 2 1940
Birth Place: Muskegon, Michigan
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 68 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Tammy Faye Messner (m,1961; div, 1992), Lori Bakker  (m, 1998)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Seven(Jay Bakker, Tammy Sue Bakker)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jim Bakker Gay?: No
Profession: Televangelist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $800 thousand
Last Updated: June 2024

James Orsen Bakker is a famous former minister of Assemblies of God and American televangelist. He has hosted The PTL club along with his former wife named Tammy Faye. He is also the developer of Heritage USA, which is a theme park in South Carolina. He has also written several books in his career and faced some hardships in his personal life.

Maybe you know about Jim Bakker 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 Bakker’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 Orsen Bakker was born on 2nd January in the year 1940 in Muskegon. He is the son of Furnia Lynette Furn Irwin and Raleigh Bakker. He went to primary school in Muskegon and also attended North Central University. He met Tammy Faye in the year 1960 in his University. During that time, he used to work in a departmental store.

Personal Life

He met his first wife at his university, where they were fellow students. She used to work in a boutique which was located near the restaurant, Jim worked in. Both of them got married on 1st April in the year 1961 and left their college to become evangelists. They were blessed with two children named Tammy Sue and Jamie Charles. Due to some indifferences, they took a divorce from each other on 13th March in the year 1992. On 4th September, in the year 1998, he got married to Lori Beth Graham, who was also a televangelist. In the year 2002, they adopted five children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January 2 1940, Jim Bakker is 84 years old as of 12th June 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.


He started working in a broadcasting network in the year 1966. He hosted the first version of the 700 Club show. In the year 1972, he left Robertson Ministry and joined Jan and Paul Crouch to found a trinity broadcasting network with them. From the year 1974 to the year 1987, he hosted “The PTL Club,” which was a late-night talk show. In the year 1974, he founded the PTL Satellite Network.

He used to live a lavish lifestyle, and then two scandals were brought down by the ministry in the year 1987. He was accused of doing sexual abuse to Jessica Hahn, who was the church secretary due to which he had to resign.  He was also charged with misusing the ministry funds. He was found guilty on 24 counts and was sentenced for 45 years in prison with a fine of $500,000.

He started broadcasting on the “The Jim Bakker Show” in the year 2003 along with Lori. He has also written a few books to share his views and ideas with the world. He has changed his stubborn views on theology. He is quite famous for making odd statements and stays connected with his fans. In the year 2017, he said in a video that God will punish the people who ridicule him.

He also predicted that the Second world war could begin if Donald Trump’s Speech will be impeached. He has also claimed that he predicted attacks of September 11 in the year 2001. He also stated that he already saw the 9/11 attack before New Year Evening. When Billy Graham died, Jim attended his funeral and stated that he was a great preacher and also visited him in hospital. Bakker was called a false prophet by Ed Brayton.

Awards & Achievements

Even after garnering a lot of attention in his field of televangelism, Jim Bakker hasn’t been able to win any awards in his career.

Net Worth & Salary of Jim Bakker in 2024

Jim Bakker Net Worth
Jim Bakker Net Worth

As of 2024, Jim Bakker has earned the net worth of $800 thousand with his professions as a TV personality, minister and televangelist. He has also been sentenced and fined $500 for fraud. It is also proved that he stole millions of amount for personal expenses from ministry funds due to which he has been able to live a luxurious life with mansions and private planes. At present, he owes around $6 million to the Internal Revenue Services.

Jim Bakker is well-known for his work as a televangelist and minister. He has written some books due to which he garnered respect among readers all over the world. He is a good person by heart as he has adopted five children with his present wife. He has earned a lot of money, fame, and reputation in his career, but he has also got stuck in the trap of taxation. Still, he is loved by millions of fans across the world for his work.


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