Jesse James Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jesse Gregory James was born on the 19th April 1969, in Long Beach, California USA, and is perhaps best known as a former CEO of Austin, a Speed Shop based in Austin, Texas. Jesse James is now the owner of the West Coast Choppers Company, a huge empire consisting of garages, clothing line, magazine, restaurants and TV shows. Moreover, he is a well known television personality, having hosted such reality television series as “Monster Garage”(2002–2006) and “Jesse James is a Dead Man”(2009–2010). Jesse was also the main star of the television series “Jesse James Outlaw Garage”(2012). Jesse James has been accumulating his net worth since the early 1990s.

The main sources of Jesse James wealth are television and business, so just how rich is he, as of late 2017? Up to date, he has accumulated a net worth estimated by authoritative sources at over $110 million, with his company West Coast Choppers valued at $200 million; bikes designed in the previously mentioned company cost from $60,000 to $180,000.

Jesse James Net Worth $110 Million

Jesse’s parents, Larry and Carol James were sellers of antiques. He was born the second child, having an older sister, Julie. Contrary to rumours, he is not related to the 19th century bandit and gunman Jesse James. He grew up in Long Beach, and in 1992 opened the company called West Coast Choppers based in his parents garage. Currently, it is one of the wealthiest companies of its type worldwide, and is certainly the most significant source of his net worth.

Another significant source of James’ wealth is is income from television appearances. In 2000, the documentary series “Motorcycle Mania” was aired on Discovery Channel, showing the everyday life of Jesse James, in particular portraying the business revolving around unique motorcycle production. Later, Payupsucker Productions was established by James, which produced such shows as “Green Scream”, “Iraq Confidential with Jesse James” and “History of the Chopper”. In addition to this, Jesse landed a number of appearances in television series broadcast on the Discovery Channel. As quite normal with TV personalities, in 2009 he was a participant in a television game show, this one being “Celebrity Apprentice” though he was eliminated by the real estate developer and now US President Donald Trump.

It is worth mentioning  that James lives on adrenalin – he had the chance to perform what appeared to be death-defying stunts in the television series “Jesse James is a Dead Man”(2009) aired on Spike TV, so this and all his appearances on television have added significant sums to the size of Jesse’s net worth.

Concerning the personal life of the celebrity, he has married four times, firstly to Karla James from 1991 to 2002, and they have a son and a daughter. In 2002, he married stripper Janine Lindemulder with whom he had a daughter before they divorced in 2004. From 2005 to 2010, Jesse was married to the actress/producer Sandra Bullock, with whom he initiated adoption proceedings, since finalised by Sandra. He now lives with his fourth wife, drag racer Alexis DeJoria who he married in 2013; they reside in Austin.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 19, 1969
Birth place: Long Beach, California, United States
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession:American television personality
Education:Riverside City College
Spouse:Alexis DeJoria (m. 2013), Sandra Bullock (m. 2005–2010), Janine Lindemulder (m. 2002–2004), Karla James (m. 1991–2002)
Children:Sunny James, Jesse James Jr., Chandler James
Parents:Larry James, Carol James
Siblings:Juliana James England

Interesting Facts

1He and Katherine von Drachenberg (Kat von D) have ended their relationship [July 26, 2011].
2Engaged to Katherine von Drachenberg (Kat von D) [January 20, 2011].
3Checked himself into Sierra Tucson rehab, which specializes in drug, alcohol, and sex addiction, to "deal with his personal issues" while he was involved in a cheating scandal after several women, including Michelle McGee, revealed they had sexual relationships to James for several months. [March 2010]
4Co-owner, with Sandra Bullock, of "Cisco Burgers" in Long Beach, California.
5Used to work as a bouncer.
6Ex-brother-in-law of Gesine Bullock-Prado and Raymond Prado.
7Married actress Sandra Bullock in a sunset ceremony on a ranch outside Santa Barbara, California. [July 2005]
8Jesse James claims to be related to "the outlaw Jesse James" from his great grandfather's cousin.
9Two children with first wife Karla, daughter Chandler and son Jesse James Jr. One daughter with second wife Janine Lindemulder, Sunny James, (b. January 1, 2004).
10Tailors each of his special-order motorcycle to the specific buyer, a process so specific that James actually takes numerous measurements of the rider and factors those into the design of each bike.
11Named on People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" list for 2003.
12Established his celebrity status with "West Coast Choppers", the custom motorcycle fabrication shop he established in 1992. Clients for his bikes, which range from $60,000 to $150,000, include basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, model Tyson Beckford, musician Kid Rock, NASCAR starter Kyle Petty and NFL wide receiver Shawn Jefferson.
13Became an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church during the Chevy Suburban/wedding chapel conversion, specifically so that he could be the one to perform the marriage ceremony which signaled the completion of that episode's challenge.


1Stylized "Pay Up Sucker" tattoo on his palm. Jesse only accepts cash from customers who buy custom vehicles from his shop.


1[on his fiancée, Kat Von D] We like the same music, we like tattoos, we like art, everything. I believe 100 percent that she loves me and you know what? I've never believed that about anybody. (, 4 May 2011)
2[on his fiancée, Kat Von D] She fell in love with me when I was being called Satan. If that's not a testament to what kind of a person she is and where her intentions are, I think nothing is. (, 4 May 2011)


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Jesse James: Outlaw Garage2012TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Jesse James: Blacksmith2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
Jesse James Is a Dead Man2009TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Metal Church2008TV Series executive producer
Joe Kid on a Stingray2005Documentary executive producer
Motorcycle Mania III2004TV Movie documentary producer
Monster Garage2002TV Series producer - 2004



Machete Kills2013President's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Two Scoops2013/IIShortTony
Jesse James Is a Dead Man2009TV Series
Torque2004Customer (uncredited)



George Lopez: America's Mexican2007TV Special documentary special thanks



In Depth with Graham Bensinger2015TV SeriesHimself
Korkojen kera2013TV SeriesHimself
Chopper LIve: The Revenge2012TV MovieHimself
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage2012TV SeriesHimself
American Chopper Live: The Build Off2011TV MovieHimself
Jesse James Presents: Austin Speed Shop - Bomber Seats2011DocumentaryHimself
Jesse James Presents: Austin Speed Shop - Headers2011DocumentaryHimself
Jesse James Presents: Off Road Racing Around the World2011DocumentaryHimself
Jesse James: Blacksmith2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Jesse James Is a Dead Man2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2009TV SeriesHimself - Entrepreneur & TV Star
Street Customs2009TV SeriesHimself - Owner, West Coast Choppers
Severe Offroad 22009Himself
Metal Church2008TV SeriesHimself / Host
Monster Garage2003-2007TV SeriesHimself
Disposable Hero: The Brian Deegan Story2006Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Weddings: In Style2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Biker2005Video documentary
Motorcycle Mania III2004TV Movie documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Monster Nation2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video GameHimself (voice)
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
The Screen Savers2003TV SeriesHimself
Steel Dreams2003TV SeriesHimself
Modern Marvels1999TV Series documentaryHimself - President: West Coast Choppers

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The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Chasing Classic Cars2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself

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