Who Is Jesse Jackson Jr? Everything About The Former American Politician

Jesse Jackson Jr is a former American politician from the democratic party who had been convicted of a felony. Here are some exciting facts about him.

Jesse Jackson Jr was actively involved in politics and activism since his teenage.

He was convicted for financial improprieties including misuse of campaign funds. 

What is the age of Jesse Jackson Jr?

Jesse Jackson Jr is 56 years old as of the present.

Jesse was born on March 11, 1965, in Greenville, South Carolina.

He received his undergraduate degree in Science from North Carolina A&T University in 1987.

Also, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1993.

Likewise, he was elected as the U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 2nd congressional district in 1995 and served until 2012.

After his conviction, Jackson pleaded guilty on February 20, 2013, to one count of wire and mail fraud. 

He was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on August 14, 2013.

The net worth of Jesse Jackson Jr

Jesse Jackson Jr has not revealed his recent net worth although it is estimated around $500,000 – $1m.

His net worth as of 2011 was around $100,000-$500,000 as mentioned in ballotpedia.org.

He had an active political career until 2012 from which he was able to earn a hefty sum of money.

Apart from his political career, he has engaged himself as an author and has been able to co-write many books to date.

Jesse Jackson Jrs Wife and Children

Jesse Jackson Jr got married to fellow politician Sandi Stevens on June 1, 1991.

Jackson and Sandi together have two children, Jesse Louis Jackson III (“Tre”) and Jessica Donatella Jackson.

He was convicted of the crime along with his wife as both of them spend time in prison.

Likewise, he got divorced from his wife Sandi in April 2018.

Jesse Jackson Jrs Parents & Twitter

Jesse Jackson Jr is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and author and peace activist Jacqueline Jackson.

Jesse is available on the social media platform Twitter under the username @rpzntn.

Along with being a politician, his father is a reverend too and he has four other siblings from his parents.

He actively tweets about current affairs and various other stuff through his Twitter handle.

Apart from Twitter, he is available on Instagram and Facebook too under the username @rpzntn and Jesse Jackson Jr. respectively.

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