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.
He and Katherine von Drachenberg (Kat von D) have ended their relationship [July 26, 2011].
Engaged to Katherine von Drachenberg (Kat von D) [January 20, 2011].
Checked 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]
Co-owner, with Sandra Bullock, of "Cisco Burgers" in Long Beach, California.
Used to work as a bouncer.
Ex-brother-in-law of Gesine Bullock-Prado and Raymond Prado.
Married actress Sandra Bullock in a sunset ceremony on a ranch outside Santa Barbara, California. [July 2005]
Jesse James claims to be related to "the outlaw Jesse James" from his great grandfather's cousin.
Two 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).
Tailors 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.
Named on People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" list for 2003.
Established 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.
Became 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.
Stylized "Pay Up Sucker" tattoo on his palm. Jesse only accepts cash from customers who buy custom vehicles from his shop.
[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. (People.com, 4 May 2011)
[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. (People.com, 4 May 2011)