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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.

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'85: The Untold Story of the Greatest Team in Pro Football History 2015 filming
Great Performances 2007 TV Series
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series Cocky Locky



S.O.S. - Saving Our Schools 2015 Documentary associate producer



Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series performer - 1 episode



Wattstax 1973 Documentary consultant - as Rev. Jesse Jackson



Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 2004 Video documentary special thanks - as The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.
People I Know 2002 the producers wish to thank: Rainbow/Push Coalition - as The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr.
Last Party 2000 2001 Documentary special thanks - as Rev. Jesse Jackson
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory 1997 extra special thanks
Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings 1985 thanks - as Elvis Jackson
Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy 1983 TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Rev. Jesse Jackson



Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Journey Into America 2009 Documentary Political / religious figure
HARDtalk 2009 TV Series Himself
The Nine Lives of Marion Barry 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Christianity: A History 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Black to the Future 2009 TV Series Himself
Long Live the Spirit (of the Million Man March) 2009 Documentary
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2009 TV Series Himself - Visits the Superbowl / Himself
Frontline 1996-2009 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Rainbow-PUSH Coalition
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown 2009 Documentary Himself
Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House 2009 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Unsung 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Politics 2008 TV Series Himself
US Election Night 2008 TV Movie Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
New Orleans Story 2008 Documentary Himself
9th Annual State of the Black Union: Memorable Moments 2008 TV Movie Himself
9th Annual State of the Black Union: Building Blocks for America 2008 TV Movie Himself
9th Annual State of the Black Union: Breaking New Ground 2008 TV Movie Himself
Inside Edition 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Free for All! 2008 Documentary Himself
Ballou 2008 Documentary Himself
Split: A Divided America 2008 Documentary
King in Chicago 2008 Documentary Himself
1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
State of the Black Union: Jamestown - Memorable Moments 2007 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
State of the Black Union: Jamestown - The First 400 Years 2007 TV Movie Himself
Shake the Devil Off 2007 Documentary
Big Ideas That Changed the World 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The World 2007 TV Series Himself - US Civil Rights Campaigner
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore 2007 Documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2007 TV Series Himself
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War 2007 Video documentary Himself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Dear Mister President 2006 Documentary short Himself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2006 TV Series Himself
2006 Trumpet Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The Young Turks 2005 TV Series Himself (2009)
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1979-2005 TV Series Himself
2005 Trumpet Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Hannity & Colmes 2005 TV Series Himself
Electile Dysfunction 2005 Documentary as Rev. Jesse Jackson
Paula Zahn Now 2004 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
Diary of a Political Tourist 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tanner on Tanner 2004 TV Series Himself
What'd I Say?: A Tribute to Ray Charles 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
2004 Trumpet Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Breakfast with Frost 2003 TV Series Himself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete 2003 TV Movie Himself
XXI Century 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Rainbow / PUSH Coalition
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Journeys in Black 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Execution of Wanda Jean 2002 Documentary Himself
Last Party 2000 2001 Documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
See How They Run 2001 Documentary Himself
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon 2001 TV Series Himself
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake... 2001 Documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.)
Source Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
All God's Children 2001 Video short documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse L. Jackson)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1994-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
69th Annual Bud Billiken Back-to-School Parade 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Death by Hanging 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory 1997 Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Himself
4 Little Girls 1997 Documentary Himself - Founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition (as Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.)
10th Anniversary Essence Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine 1996 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Himself
The Alternative Christmas Message 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
The Essence Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1994 TV Series Himself
The Cronkite Report: The Faltering Dream 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Party 1993 Documentary Himself - Addresses AIDS Parade (uncredited)
Both Sides with Jesse Jackson 1992 TV Series Host
Saturday Night Live 1984-1991 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself
American Dream 1990 Documentary Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Himself
The Jesse Jackson Show 1990 TV Series Host
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 TV Special Himself
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Route One USA 1989 Documentary Himself
A Different World 1989 TV Series Himself
21st NAACP Image Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The Walden Interview 1988 TV Series Himself
All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 TV Movie Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
An All Star Celebration: Vote '88 1988 TV Movie Himself
Jackie Robinson: An American Journey 1988 TV Short documentary On Screen Narrator
Tanner '88 1988 TV Series Himself
In Remembrance of Martin 1986 Documentary Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
American Interests 1986 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Making of 'Black Mayors' 1986 TV Special documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Memories of Martin 1986 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
Samantha Smith Goes to Washington: Campaign '84 1984 TV Movie Himself
Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip 1982 Documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Lou Grant 1978 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1974-1976 TV Series Himself
Black Journal 1976 TV Series Himself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Save the Children 1973 Documentary Himself
Wattstax 1973 Documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Firing Line 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Jerry Quarry 1970 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
World in Action 1970 TV Series documentary Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Strength in Union 2015 Documentary filming Himself
Bainport: Soul of a City 2013 Documentary completed As Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
WWF Raw 1993-2014 TV Series Himself - Audience Member / Himself
Fox News Sunday 2014 TV Series Himself - President, Rainbow Push Coalition
Newsnight 2014 TV Series Himself - Contributor
Hannity 2014 TV Series Himself - Operation Push Coalition
We Are Many 2014 Documentary Himself
Hate Crimes in the Heartland 2014 Documentary Himself
Being Mary Jane 2014 TV Series Himself
Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense 2014 Documentary Himself - Senator
Democracy Now! 2006-2013 TV Series Himself
Meet the Press 1978-2013 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Praise the Lord 2013 TV Series Himself
The Ed Show 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 Documentary Himself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Civil Rights Activist / Himself - Civil Rights Leader
The Black Moses 2012 Documentary Commentator
Happening Now 2012 TV Series Himself
Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes 2012 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Harvest of Empire 2012 Documentary Himself (The Rev.)
Ghost Adventures 2012 TV Series Himself
Studio B 2012 TV Series Himself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2012 TV Series Himself
Occupy Los Angeles 2012 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2012 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
How Playboy Changed the World 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Robins 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reach Around Radio 2011 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of 2010 Documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Fern Britton Meets... 2010 TV Series Himself
A Man's Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Ray Charles America 2010 Documentary Himself
This Week 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
When the World Breaks 2010 Documentary Himself
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Himself
Pauw & Witteman 2010 TV Series Himself - Burgerrechtenactivist
God Bless You Barack Obama? 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Rainbow / Push Coalition (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time 2009 Documentary Himself - President, RainbowPUSH Coalition
The Brian McKnight Show 2009 TV Series Himself
American Masters 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Himself: Civil Rights Activist (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Larry King Live 2006-2009 TV Series Himself

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Archive Footage

Marxist Lucifer King 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Democracy Now! 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013/I Himself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
The Interrupters 2011 Documentary Himself
American Experience 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Obama in NC: The Path to History 2010 Documentary Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009 Video Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly 2006 TV Series Himself
American Hardcore 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Noche Hache 2005 TV Series Himself
Letter to the President 2005 Video documentary Himself
Conspiracy? 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Civil Rights Activist
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Jasper, Texas 2003 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Himself
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)
Undercover Brother 2002 Himself - Shouting 'I Am Somebody' (uncredited)
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony 2002 Documentary Himself
Look Out, Haskell, It's Real: The Making of 'Medium Cool' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 2000 TV Special Himself
Our Friend, Martin 1999 Video Himself - pallbearer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Inside the White House 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy 1995 Video Himself - at Lorraine Motel, Pallbearer for King
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream 1995 Documentary Himself
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Killed Martin Luther King? 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself (at King's final speech, at Lorraine Motel) (uncredited)
Malcolm X 1992 Himself (uncredited)
JFK 1991 Himself - After Assassination of Martin Luther King (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Everyman 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Malcolm X 1972 Documentary Himself (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)

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1 Father-in-law of Sandi Jackson.
2 Rainbow Push Coalition president and founder.
3 Served 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).
4 Jackson 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.
5 Has close personal ties to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and has spoken positively of Castro in speeches given in the Communist nation.
6 Ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in 1984 and 1988. He won several state primaries in his second run.
7 Is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
8 Had a favorable song written about him, "Jesse Jackson," by Kris Kristofferson, recorded on the 1976 album, "Third World Warrior.".
9 Admitted to having fathered the daughter of a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair.
10 Father of Jesse Jackson Jr. and Santita Jackson.
11 Born at 3:30pm-EST

1 Keep your eyes on the prize.
2 We 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.
3 Your children need your presence more than your presents.
4 Keep hope alive!

1 Speaks his sermons in dramatic rhyme
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