Jocko Willink
Jocko Willink
Celebrated Name: Jocko Willink
Real Name/Full Name: John Gretton Willink
Gender: Male
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: 8 September 1971
Birth Place: Torrington, Connecticut
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8 meters
Weight: 81 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Hellene Willink
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes, four kids
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Nolan Bushnell Gay? NO
Profession: Lieutenant Commander
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $6 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Jocko Willink is a former Navy SEAL, a podcaster, and an author. He was the Commander if the SEAL Team 3S Task Unit Bruiser, which fought a bloody war against Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi. His service during the war earned him Silver Star and Bronze Star. He elevated to the position of Lieutenant Commander.

Maybe you know about Jocko Willink very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in [current date format=’Y’]? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jocko Willink’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

Willink was born in Torrington, Connecticut, New England.

He has two siblings. While in school, Willink was part of the soccer team.

He joined the University of San Diego and later on graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Personal Life

Willink is among those men who know how to balance their professional life and marriage life. Jocko Willink has a wife known as Hellene Willink, whom they have been married happily for over 20 years. The couple has sired four children. However, there is no source containing the names of his four children.

Willink has a unique and robust body because he once served in the army, and an energetic and healthy body is among the mandatory requirements for one to join the military.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 September 1971, Jocko Willink is 52 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 1.8 meters tall, and his weight is 81 kg.


Willink attended A School for training purposes and was lucky to be among those chosen after navy recruitment. He later availed himself to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S). Training took place in Colorado, California.

Willink worked for eight years as an appointed Navy SEAL on a flowing duty. He served together with Seal Team One and Seal Team Two.

Willink was part of the group that dismantled Volga-Neft 147, a tanker that belonged to Russia. The team found the truck at the Gulf of Oman and destroyed it. It was transporting oil from Iraq. It broke the economic embargo rule, and that is why the army had to destroy it.

It was through an officer candidate school that Willink acquired his commission of serving as Platoon Commander.

All missions required accomplishment under Willink were successful, I.e., those sent to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

In 2006, he went with his army troop to Ramadi, a town in Iraqi, to carry out Operational Iraqi Freedom. SEAL Team Three was present during that mission, and he was the Commander of the Task Unit Bruiser. Current members during the mission were Johnny Kim Marc Allan Lee, Chris Kyle, Kevin Lacz, and Michael Monsoor.

Apart from serving as the Lieutenant Commander, Willink served as a Navy SEAL director.

In October 2010, Willink decided to retire from the army and focus on other fields of life.

After retiring from the army, Willink and his partner Leif Babin launched Echelon Front consulting entity

The two helped each other in writing a leadership manual known as Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win.

As a podcast, Willink featured in Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, and Sam Harris podcasts to make his book known to the public. He has his podcast known as The Jocko Podcast, which he holds every week.

Willink started his own business of designing men’s denim jeans.

As an author, Willink has penned down his skills in leadership into several books such as The Dichotomy of Leadership: which entails, Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win (published in 2018), Extreme Ownership: How US Army Seals Lead and Win (2015), Leadership Strategy and Tactics:  Field Manual (2020), Way of the Warrior kid series and Mikey and the Dragons.

Willink opened a training/ fitness facility center known as Victory MMA and Fitness. It is a gym where skilled wrestlers and boxers go to carry out various gym exercises. His efforts in this facility have earned him a black belt given by Dean Lister as a Brazilian Jiujutsu practitioner.

Willink is officially a designer of a string of comfortable denim jeans for men, as of March 2020.

Awards & Achievements

Willink has received several awards during his career as a Lieutenant Commander. Willink won Silver Star Medal, A Bronze Star Medal with Combat V.

Net Worth & Salary of Jocko Willink in [current date format=’Y’]

Jocko Willink Net Worth
Jocko Willink Net Worth

As of May 2024, Jocko Willink has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million. Willink has acquired a meaningful amount of net worth from the army, where he served for 20 years.

He also reaps good income from other fields he works like and author, gym trainer, podcaster, and a businessperson. All of these fields have earned Willink an approximated net worth of $6 million.

Willink is a dedicated person in his career, which elevates him into a different post. He is also a hardworking parent who makes sure his family never lacks whether it is money for upkeep or food on the table.


  1. Willink has acquired a meaningful amount of net worth from the army, where he served for 20 years. That is not the correct branch of service. Ret. Lt. Cdr. John Gretton “Jocko” Willink served in the Navy as a Seal and became a Seal Team Commander.

  2. Good point Andrew. Clearly, Becca needs to do her homework. And I would suggest very few people indeed acquire ” meaningful amount” of a $6 million net worth serving in the Navy unless of course our main man Jocko was buying Apple stock with all his paychecks. If so, he could write an investment book to go along with his many other accomplishments!


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