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Jesse Louis Burns, Sr. was born on the 8th October 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina USA. He is a Baptist minister and politician, who earned his fame through his civil rights activism and his presidential candidacy in 1984 and 1988. He had also been a shadow U.S Senator for the District of Columbia in the period from 1991 to 1997.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jesse Jackson is? According to sources it is estimated that Jesse Jackson’s total net worth is $10 million, an amount earned through his political involvement and his organization “Rainbow Push”. Through many years he has become the national spokesman for Afro-Americans, which authoritative position peaked in 2000, when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Jesse Jackson Net Worth $10 Million

Jesse’s biological father is Noah Louis Robinson, who was the neighbor of Jesse`s mother 16 year-old Helen Burns; Noah was married and in his early 30s. However, after Jesse’s birth, Helen married Charles Henry Jackson, who later adopted Jesse and gave him his last name, Jackson.

Jesse was educated at Sterling High School in Greenville, where his political skills were first on display, as he was the class president. He also excelled in various sports, which earned him a football scholarship, to the University of Illinois. However he transferred to the North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, from where he graduated with a degree in psychology, and then went on the Theological seminary in Chicago.

Jesse Jackson’s career as a civil rights activist began while he was a student. He was elected to be student body president, and fought against the segregation laws which were represented in those times in theatres, libraries and restaurants. Although he dropped out before earning his masters degree, he was ordained as a Minister in 1968.

The reason Jesse dropped out of theology studies was that he wanted to pursue his career as a civil rights activist further. He started working with Martin Luther King, and earned a name for himself as an activist for Afro-Americans. In 1971 he started his own organization – “People United to Save Humanity” (PUSH). His involvement in civil rights activism slowly started to steer towards mainstream politics, which culminated in 1984 with his candidacy for President of the USA, and with Jackson`s other organization, “Rainbow Coalition” which had a primary role to act in politics. However his candidacy was not successful. Jackson repeated his candidacy in 1988, but the result was the same.

However, Jackson’s career as a civil rights activist had gained momentum. Jackson was now able to act on the International scale; in 1983 he traveled to Syria to secure the release of a captured America pilot. Jackson also had influence in Iraq, more precisely, on the Gulf War; in 1997 he pleaded with Saddam Hussein for the release of the foreign nationalists, who were regarded as the “human shield”.

Jesse’s influence extended also through the 2000s. In 2003 he was an advocate against the invasion of Iraq, attending the Hyde Park demonstrations and speaking in front of, as was later estimated, over a million people. His fame and net worth grew over the years, increasing little by little with his every successful venture.

Overall, his career is quite successful, as changing others people minds means Jackson has been rewarded with several awards for his influence, including “Jefferson Award or Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantage” in 1979, “American Whig-Cliosophic Society`s James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service” in 1991, In 2008, Jackson was presented with an Honorary Fellowship from Edge Hill University, and many others, which have greatly influenced his total net worth.

Regarding his personal life, and other interests, his political career is also worth mentioning. Other than his presidential candidacies, he was a shadow Senator for the District of Columbia for six years, from 1991 to 1997, which also added a nice amount to his net worth.

Jackson has also been recognized as a Mason: in 1987, Jackson was proclaimed Master Mason on Sight.

Jesse has been married to Jacqueline Brown since 1962, with whom he has five children. However, in 2001 it was revealed that Jackson has another child, a daughter with Karin Stanford, born in 1999. This event made Jackson step out of activism for a short period of time, and as a result of this indiscretion, from 2001 Jackson has been paying $4000 a month for child support.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 8, 1941
Birth place: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession:Politician, American football player, Film Producer, Minister
Education:Chicago Theological Seminary (1964–1966)
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Jacqueline Brown (m. 1962)
Children:Jesse Jackson, Jr., Santita Jackson, Jonathan Jackson
Parents:Charles Henry Jackson, Helen Burns, Noah Louis Robinson
Awards:Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1979), Spingarn Medal, NAACP (1989), James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service (1991)
Nominations:"100 most influential black Americans" (Ebony Magazine (Ebony Magazine), 1971), "100 Greatest African Americans" (2002), Honorary Fellowship from Edge Hill University (2008)
TV shows:"Both Sides with Jesse Jackson" (2000)
twitter.com/revjjackson
imdb.com/name/nm0413666
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father-in-law of Sandi Jackson.
2Rainbow Push Coalition president and founder.
3Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the "Chicago Eight" featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
4Jackson and Ralph Abernathy were both waiting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis for Martin Luther King the very day he was assassinated, April 4, 1968. The friends had planned to have dinner together that evening.
5Has close personal ties to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and has spoken positively of Castro in speeches given in the Communist nation.
6Ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in 1984 and 1988. He won several state primaries in his second run.
7Is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
8Had a favorable song written about him, "Jesse Jackson," by Kris Kristofferson, recorded on the 1976 album, "Third World Warrior.".
9Admitted to having fathered the daughter of a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair.
10Father of Jesse Jackson Jr. and Santita Jackson.
11Born at 3:30pm-EST


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Speaks his sermons in dramatic rhyme


Quotes

#Quote
1Keep your eyes on the prize.
2We have allowed death to change its name from Southern rope to Northern dope. Too many black youths have been victimized by pushing dope into their veins instead of hope into their brains.
3Your children need your presence more than your presents.
4Keep hope alive!


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History2016
Great Performances2007TV Series
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1999TV SeriesCocky Locky

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
S.O.S. - Saving Our Schools2015Documentary associate producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1984TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wattstax1973Documentary consultant - as Rev. Jesse Jackson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy2004Video documentary special thanks - as The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.
People I Know2002the producers wish to thank: Rainbow/Push Coalition - as The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr.
Last Party 20002001Documentary special thanks - as Rev. Jesse Jackson
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory1997extra special thanks
Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings1985thanks - as Elvis Jackson
Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy1983TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Rev. Jesse Jackson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Journeys in Black2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Execution of Wanda Jean2002DocumentaryHimself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
See How They Run2001DocumentaryHimself
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon2001TV SeriesHimself
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake...2001DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.)
Source Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
All God's Children2001Video short documentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse L. Jackson)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1994-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CNN Special Reports1999TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
69th Annual Bud Billiken Back-to-School Parade1998TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Death by Hanging1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory1997Himself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHimself
4 Little Girls1997DocumentaryHimself - Founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition (as Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.)
10th Anniversary Essence Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Dateline NBC1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Civil Rights Activist (segment "Language Barrier?")
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself
The Alternative Christmas Message1994TV Short documentaryHimself
The Essence Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1994TV SeriesHimself
The Cronkite Report: The Faltering Dream1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself - Addresses AIDS Parade (uncredited)
Both Sides with Jesse Jackson1992TV SeriesHost
Saturday Night Live1984-1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself
American Dream1990DocumentaryHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The Jesse Jackson Show1990TV SeriesHost
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHimself
Decade1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Route One USA1989DocumentaryHimself
A Different World1989TV SeriesHimself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Walden Interview1988TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote1988TV MovieHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
An All Star Celebration: Vote '881988TV MovieHimself
Jackie Robinson: An American Journey1988TV Short documentaryOn Screen Narrator
Tanner '881988TV Mini-SeriesHimself
In Remembrance of Martin1986DocumentaryHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
American Interests1986TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Making of 'Black Mayors'1986TV Special documentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Memories of Martin1986TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1985TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Samantha Smith Goes to Washington: Campaign '841984TV MovieHimself
Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy1983TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip1982DocumentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
Lou Grant1978TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
Black Journal1976TV SeriesHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
Wattstax1973DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
The Mike Douglas Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Rev. Jackson
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Firing Line1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself
Man Alive1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Muhammad Ali vs. Jerry Quarry1970TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
World in Action1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Medium Cool1969Himself (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Liberia Will Rise: The Love Of Liberty Part II2016Documentary completedArchival Footage
Bainport: Soul of a City2013Documentary completedAs Himself
Strength in UnionDocumentary filmingHimself
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Trump vs Clinton: The Result - ITV News Special2016TV SpecialHimself - Democrat (as Rev Jesse Jackson)
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth2016TV Series documentary
Crashing the Party2016DocumentaryHimself
Fox News Sunday2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - President, Rainbow Push Coalition
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself - Phone Interview
Remembering Muhammad Ali2016TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense2016DocumentaryHimself - Senator
C à vous2016TV SeriesHimself
Gleason2016DocumentaryHimself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2015TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2004-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Democracy Now!2006-2015TV SeriesHimself
Hate Crimes in the Heartland2015DocumentaryHimself
WWE Raw2014TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself - Contributor
Hannity2014TV SeriesHimself - Operation Push Coalition
We Are Many2014DocumentaryHimself
Being Mary Jane2014TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press1978-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Struggle Is My Life: Nelson Mandela 1918 - 20132013TV Movie documentary
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Praise the Lord2013TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Show2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Civil Rights Activist / Himself - Civil Rights Leader
The Black Moses2012DocumentaryCommentator
Happening Now2012TV SeriesHimself
Barack Obama: A Change Has Come2012Video shortHimself
Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Harvest of Empire2012DocumentaryHimself (The Rev.)
Ghost Adventures2012TV SeriesHimself
Studio B2012TV SeriesHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2012TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Los Angeles2012DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
How Playboy Changed the World2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Robins2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reach Around Radio2011TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Adjustment Bureau2011Himself (uncredited)
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Fern Britton Meets...2010TV SeriesHimself
A Man's Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Ray Charles America2010DocumentaryHimself
This Week2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHimself
Pauw & Witteman2010TV SeriesHimself - Burgerrechtenactivist
God Bless You Barack Obama?2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Rainbow / Push Coalition (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time2009DocumentaryHimself - President, RainbowPUSH Coalition
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself: Civil Rights Activist (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Larry King Live1999-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Journey Into America2009DocumentaryPolitical / religious figure
HARDtalk2009TV SeriesHimself
The Nine Lives of Marion Barry2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christianity: A History2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
Long Live the Spirit (of the Million Man March)2009Documentary
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Visits the Superbowl
Frontline1996-2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Rainbow-PUSH Coalition
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHimself
Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House2009DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
16th Annual Trumpet Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Unsung2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Politics2008TV SeriesHimself
US Election Night2008TV MovieHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
New Orleans Story2008DocumentaryHimself
9th Annual State of the Black Union: Memorable Moments2008TV MovieHimself
9th Annual State of the Black Union: Building Blocks for America2008TV MovieHimself
9th Annual State of the Black Union: Breaking New Ground2008TV MovieHimself
Inside Edition2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Free for All!2008DocumentaryHimself
Ballou2008DocumentaryHimself
Split: A Divided America2008Documentary
King in Chicago2008DocumentaryHimself
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
State of the Black Union: Jamestown - Memorable Moments2007TV MovieHimself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHimself
State of the Black Union: Jamestown - The First 400 Years2007TV MovieHimself
Shake the Devil Off2007Documentary
Big Ideas That Changed the World2007TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 Trumpet Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
BBC Four News2007TV SeriesHimself - US Civil Rights Campaigner
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2007TV SeriesHimself
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War2007Video documentaryHimself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Dear Mister President2006Documentary shortHimself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2009)
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1979-2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 Trumpet Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Hannity & Colmes2005TV SeriesHimself
Electile Dysfunction2005Documentary as Rev. Jesse Jackson
Paula Zahn Now2004TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2004TV SeriesHimself
Diary of a Political Tourist2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesHimself
What'd I Say?: A Tribute to Ray Charles2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast with Frost2003TV SeriesHimself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete2003TV MovieHimself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Rainbow / PUSH Coalition
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Civil Rights Activist (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Marxist Lucifer King2015Video documentary shortHimself
Take Me to the River2014DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Butler2013/IHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Interrupters2011DocumentaryHimself
American Experience2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Obama in NC: The Path to History2010DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection2009VideoHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself
American Hardcore2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Noche Hache2005TV SeriesHimself
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself
Conspiracy?2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Civil Rights Activist
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Jasper, Texas2003TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself
Baadasssss Cinema2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Undercover Brother2002Himself - Shouting 'I Am Somebody' (uncredited)
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony2002DocumentaryHimself
Look Out, Haskell, It's Real: The Making of 'Medium Cool'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself
Our Friend, Martin1999VideoHimself - pallbearer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy1995VideoHimself - at Lorraine Motel, Pallbearer for King
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream1995DocumentaryHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Killed Martin Luther King?1992TV Movie documentaryHimself (at King's final speech, at Lorraine Motel) (uncredited)
Malcolm X1992Himself (uncredited)
JFK1991Himself - After Assassination of Martin Luther King (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Everyman1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Malcolm X1972DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)

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