Joan Kennedy
Joan Kennedy
Celebrated Name: Joan Kennedy
Real Name/Full Name: Virginia Joan Bennett
Gender: Female
Age: 87 years old
Birth Date: 2nd September 1936
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York
Nationality: American
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 59.9 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): Ted Kennedy (m.1958; div.1983)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Kara Kennedy, Ted Kennedy Jr. and Patrick J. Kennedy)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joan Kennedy Lesbian? No
Profession: Musician, author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $4 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Joan Kennedy was born as Virginia Joan Bennett. She is an American musician and author, and also a former model. Most of her songs are country music, and her instruments are vocals and acoustic guitar. She has been in this career since 1984 and has continued it even at her old age. She is known as the first wife of Ted Kennedy, who was a US Senator, who happened to be the longest-serving senator.

Maybe you know about Joan Kennedy very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Joan Kennedy’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

Joan Kennedy was born on 2nd September 1936 in Manhattan, New York. She was born to her parents Harry Wiggin Bennett Jr., who was her father and died in 1981. Her mother was Virginia Joan Stead, and she died in 1976. She describes that she was born at mother Cabrini Hospital in New York. She was born together with her younger sister, Candice, who was nicknamed Candy and was born in 1953. They were raised in a Christian way and used to attend a Roman Catholic Church. Her father worked as an advertising executive.

She attended Manhattanville College in Purchase New York. She later attended Lesley University, where she attained an MA in Education in 1982.

Personal Life

Joan Kennedy married her husband Edward (Ted) Kennedy on 29th November 1958. They had met earlier through his elder sister, Jean Kennedy, in October 1957. Ted was by then a student at the University of Virginia School of Law. Joan was not comfortable with how their wedding was planned so soon before she came to more about him, but she decided to get married anyway. The couple was blessed with three; Kara Kennedy, Ted Jr., and Patrick J. Kennedy. Ted Jr. and Kara Kennedy had cancer cases. Ted Jr. was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 12 while Kara had lung cancer and later died out of heart attack in September 2011.

Her husband was involved in a plane crash in 1964, where he sustained back injuries during a campaign. Again he was involved in another accident in 1969, a car accident, which led to the death of one of his passengers, Mary Jo Kopechne. That time Joan was on bed rest after having had two miscarriages before and was once again pregnant. Regardless of her condition, she managed to attend Mary’s burial ceremony. She later had her third miscarriage.

She separated from her husband in 1978 but was still together until the divorce process was finished in 1983. She never remarried after the divorce. Her ex-husband died in 2009 from cancer. Joan attended his burial to give him the last respect.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2nd September 1936, Joan Kennedy is 87 years old as of today’s date 23rd June 2024. Her height is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and her weight is 59.9 kg.


Joan Kenney was an American musician, and being a socialite made her music become very popular. Her husband was also a great person in politics, which otherwise made her music popular among the people. She did a variety of songs in her life.

She also worked as a model from her teenage. She was usually invited by various televisions to model in many of their advertisements, which could have increased her reputation as a socialite in society. She also happens to be an author who wrote various books. One of her most-read books was the one she published in 1992. The title of the book is “The Joy of Classical Music.” In this book, she focussed on being a guide of people’s lives and that of their family at large.

Awards & Achievements

JoanKennedy’s achievements can be seen from her high amount of net worth. She also achieved to be a popular woman being the wife of a prominent person in politics and also being a socialite. She also described her achievements of having been able to show compassion to the less privileged children and went ahead to teach them music.

Net Worth & Salary of Joan Kennedy in 2024

Joan Kennedy Net Worth
Joan Kennedy Net Worth

Joan Kennedy is a millionaire. She acquired her high net income from her music as well as being a socialite. She is as well a notable author, and the sale of her books increased her total net worth. She also falls in the line of the Kennedy family, which is described to be one of the wealthiest. As of June 2024, Her estimated net worth is somewhere around at $4 million.

Joan Kennedy is a very courageous lady. She faced so many challenges in her life, including her health is at risk, but she remains a hero having overcome all of them. Joan had been battling with alcoholism even before she divorced her husband. She got several arrests for driving while drunk. She went for rehabilitation and continued to drink afterward. She later suffered from kidney failure. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2005, which made her undergo surgery to treat it.


  1. She should have allowed herself to age naturally. Maybe a bit of a “tweak “here and then there,
    but she looks grotesque with a capital G. It’s mainly the mouth. Brigitte Bardot looks the same
    way. The mouth is hideous.

  2. She should have NEVER had a driver’s license after 2nd DUI. She also could’ve killed someone while driving drunk! Disgusting!!!


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