Jesse James - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 2, 2020

Jesse James
Profession: Reality TV Star, TV host, Entrepreneur
Best Known For: Motorcycle Mania, Monster Garage
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $100 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 19, 1969 (age 51)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jesse Gregory James
Birth Place: Lynwood, California, Los Angeles, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Larry James
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Ethnicity: N/A
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: March 24, 2013
Wife's Name: Alexis DeJoria
Ex-Spouse:

Karla (1991-2002)
Janine Lindemulder (2002-2004)
Sandra Bullock (2005-2010)

Children: 3

Chandler James (daughter)
Jesse Jr. (Son)
Sunny James (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.87 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: N/A
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jesse James?

Jesse James is the former CEO of West Coast Choppers, former host of Motorcycle Mania and Monster Garage. But his scandalous extra-marital affairs with a string of women have overshadowed his well-established career. Among all his cheating scandals and mistresses, his marriage to actress Sandra Bullock was greatly highlighted.

Source: Instagram (Jesse James)

Jesse James: Age, Mother, Father, Siblings

Jesse James was born as Jesse Gregory James on April 19, 1969, in Lynwood, California, Los Angeles, United States. His father is Larry James, an antique dealer while his mother’s and siblings details are not known. 

James’ parents divorced when he was very young. His father was the one who raised him. But growing up was not easy for him. Recalling of the emotional and physical he faced from his father, he said, "I was always scared. My whole childhood, I never had a chance to be a kid." However, love existed between the father-son and their relationship was not permanently strained

Education, Ethnicity

Jesse James studied at La Sierra High School, located in Riverside, California, graduating in 1987. He then attended Riverside Community College. During his years in high school and College, James played in the football team. But his dreams of becoming an NFL player came to an end with an injury. He left the team and dropped out of College too.

His ethnicity is not known

Jesse James: Career

Early Days

James then went on to work as a bodyguard for bands such as Slayer and Soundgarden. A course of change in his career took place in 1993. He fell off the stage during a concert resulting in a dislocated elbow.

The injury relieved Jesse James temporarily from working as a bodyguard. During this time off, he apprenticed with Ron Simms. Jesse James then opened his own shop, West Coast Choppers, but struggled to keep it open.

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TV Shows

Luckily, in 2001, Discovery Channel chose James’ company to be featured in their documentary Motorcycle Mania. With the success, the Channel offered Jesse James to host their reality show Monster Garage. He hosted the show from 2002 until it was cancelled in 2006. He closed down West Coast Choppers in 2010 after it ran out of business.

James again returned to TV only in 2009 with the reality show Celebrity Apprentice and Sons of Guns (March 28, 2012)while his show, Jesse James Is a Dead Man, premiered on May 31, 2009.

Other appearances include of James includes American Chopper, Gas Monkey Garage etc.

Source: Discovery (Jesse James)

Jesse James: Girlfriend, Wife, Affairs, Divorce, Children

Jesse James married his first wife Karla in 1991. They have two children together- Chandler James and Jesse Jr. As James’ extra-marital affairs rocked the marriage, they got divorced in 2002.

The same year he married Janine Lindemulder, an adult film actress. Their daughter Sunny was soon born. This marriage too did not last. James and Lindemulder divorced in 2004. In 2009, Lindemulder was released after six months in prison for tax evasion. James had sole custody of their daughter and his ex-wife fought to regain custody.

After citing that the environment would not be favourable for Sunny if given custody to Lindemulder, James won full custody while the mother was given weekly visitation rights during the day.

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Source: Access (Jesse James and Sandra Bullock in March 21, 2010)

After meeting during the tour of Monster Garage’s set, he met and began to date actress Sandra Bullock. The couple married on July 16, 2005. But in March 2010, several women claimed to have affairs with James. On March 18, 2010, Jesse James issued a public apology. Bullock filed for divorce in April 2010, which was finalized on June 28, 2010.

In January 2011, he became engaged to Kat Von D, a tattoo artist. They had dated since August 2010. By July 2011, their engagement was already called off. A few months later in August 2011, they were back to being engaged. They broke up for good in September 2011 while Von D accused James of cheating on her with multiple women.

Soon after the break-up, Jesse James went on to date drag racer Alexis DeJoria, daughter of billionaire John Paul DeJoria. They got engaged in late 2012 and married on March 24, 2013. As of 2019, he is still married to his wife DeJoria. She frequently features her husband into her Instagram posts.

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Source: HuffPost Canada (Jesse James marries Alexis DeJoria)

Jesse James: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of James is estimated to be around $100 million but the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Jesse James: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram and Twitter, Jesse James is followed by thousands of followers. He is absent from the Facebook handle.

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Tags : West Coast Choppers Motorcycle Mania Monster Garage Celebrity Apprentice Jesse James Is a Dead Man Jesse James Sandra Bullock Alexis DeJoria

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