Jim Ross
Jim Ross
Celebrated Name: Jim Ross
Real Name/Full Name: James William Ross
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 3 January 1952
Birth Place: Fort Bragg, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 110 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jan Ross (m. 1993–2017)
Children: N/A
Profession: American professional wrestling commentator and talent relations executive
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: May 2024

As you run across different channels on your TV, you might’ve come across a man shouting or cheering WWE participants with a slight frown on his face; it is none other than Jim Ross! Yes, that’s the person you’ve seen for years either doing commentary or some other unexpected stuff.

Maybe you know about Jim Ross 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 Ross’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

The famous commentator, Jim Ross, was born on 3rd January 1952 in Fort Bragg, California. Not much is known about his mother and father, but it is said that his paternal grandparents owned a beer store, while his maternal grandparents owned a General Store in Westville.

Jim Ross attended Westville High School and got selected for the school’s baseball team where he played for the first base. In his early years, Jim Ross was much into sports (football). However, while in college, he did a little bit of commentating on the college radio, and that might probably be the point where he unknowingly went into this field.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 3 January 1952, Jim Ross is 72 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024. His height is 1.81 m tall, and weight is 110 kg.


Jim Ross’ first professional stance at commentating was accidental, as it was when an announcer at NWA Tri-State territory failed to show up that he got a chance at it. He later got into WWE as a referee and remained so until 1977. Over time, he got minor but steady promotions.

Jim Ross’s on-screen debut was at WrestleMania IX after he was hired by WWF (World Wrestling Federation). He worked with the WWF/WWE from 1993 to 2002, which is quite a long time. He established himself as a great professional and occasionally experimented with commentaries. For instance, when he introduced the idea of Radio WWF and started hosting it after that. No matter how much exciting or diverse his career looked at that time, it was filled with many complications and insecurity. In short, it wasn’t a smooth sail.

After WWE, Jim Ross played for Raw from 2002-2008. He established himself as one of the best play-by-play commentators for the Raw brand exclusively.

In 2008, Jim Ross traded his position with Michael Cole of SmackDown. He got into SmackDown. However, he wasn’t entirely happy with the move at that time but remained optimistic.

Following this massive change, Jim Ross’s career went up and down. He was accused of being intoxicated once when he started swearing in the middle of nowhere during a commentary. After working for two other wrestling championships, he returned to WWE in 2017.

Apart from commentary, Jim Ross has also made a debut in boxing and tried his luck in Mixed Martial Arts. Unfortunately, MMA did not go very well with him.

Awards and Achievements

With much effort and consistency, Jim Ross has managed to win quite several awards and accomplishments. Some of them are: –

Cauliflower Alley Club

Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)

National Wrestling Alliance

NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2016)

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE

WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)

Slammy Award (1)

“Tell me I didn’t just see that” Moment of the Year (2011) rapping during the “Michael Cole Challenge.”

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Best Television Announcer (1988–1993, 1998–2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1999), etc.

Net Worth & Salary of Jim Ross in 2024

Jim Ross Net Worth
Jim Ross Net Worth

The brilliant all-rounder, Jim Ross has been quite steady in his league throughout and has experimented with various professions. He has not taken a conventional career, and that is what makes him unique. As of May 2024, The estimated net worth of Jim Ross is $6 million.

After, all the chaos and change in professions and brands, Jim Ross has still maintained his stance in the professional world, which in itself is commendable.


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