James Gorman

James Gorman is among the top-rated financier and influencers in the world. Through hard work, diligence, and commitment, he has proved to be a business guru, having initiated a successful merger of Morgan Stanley and Citi’s Smith Barney to result in the strongest wealth management business in the world.

The merger was a success since it focused the business across the internet and was able to tap a diverse market across several companies. As a result, he has earned the top position in several companies he has worked with and has been a member of the board for several reputable companies in the world. Besides, he is happily married. He is a responsible and loving father of his children and husband to his wife.

Well, how well do you know about James Gorman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Gorman’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Gorman to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Gorman was born on 14th July 1958 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. James Gorman’s father is known as Kevin Gorman who is an engineer by profession. His mother is known as Mary Bourke. He has nine siblings. One of Gorman’s sisters is the judge and works at the Supreme Court of Victoria. He spent most of his early life in Australia. However, after college, he went to the U.S. to pursue his studies until he obtained his citizenship.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Gorman in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Gorman’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 14 July 1958. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 194 lbs in Pound and 88 kg in Kilograms.


James Gorman joined Xavier College, where he pursued his Bachelor of Arts. Later, he joined the University of Melbourne, where he pursued a Bachelor of Law degree. Later, he moved to the United States, where he enrolled at the Columbia Business School where he pursued his Master in Business Administration. In general, he has been a bright student throughout his school life. In fact, his quest for education made him study in Australia as well as in America.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Gorman has dual citizenship, he is an Australian by birth, and he is also an American. he fell in love with his girlfriend who was known as Pendleton Dedman. The two lovers ended up in marriage. The couple is blessed with two children, Caroline Gorman, and Caroline D’Arcy Gorman.  Currently, James lives with his family in Manhattan.

Is James Gorman Gay?

James Gorman is neither gay nor bisexual. His sexual orientation is straight. He fell in love with the opposite gender. In fact, he married his love, Pendleton Dedman. Together, their marriage is blessed with two children of their own. Thus, James is not gay.

Professional Career

James Gorman’s first career after the completion of his MBA was working at McKinsey & Company. Having been an outstanding staff, James was promoted to be among the company’s senior partners. Some of his duties include working at the Merrill Lynch account for over 10 years. He also developed the online internet strategy for the company. In 1999, he became Merrill Lynch’s, Chief Marketing Officer. Later he engaged in handling all the company’s brokerage business.

In 2006, Gorman became the Chief Operating Officer and the President of Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG). Also, working with Colm Kelleher, he was the co-head of the Strategic Planning with the CFO. In 2007, James joined Morgan Stanley, where he assumed the role of Co-President. He was also entrusted with the role of managing assets and handling wealth.

In 2009, he initiated a successful integration and merger of Citi’s Smith Barney business with Morgan Stanley’s wealth management business. The merger was so strong that it became the world’s largest wealth management platform. In 2010, he was promoted to be Morgan Stanley’s CEO and the Chairman.

As a board member, James has worked with the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, Institute of International Finance, Federal Advisory Council to the U.S Federal Reserve Board, Security Industry and Financial Markets Association.


  • In 2014, Gorman was in the Bloomberg Markets Magazine as being among the 50 Most Influential persons on the planet.
  • James received the Order of Australia Award in 2020 for having earned an exceptional achievement

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Gorman in 2021

As of 2021, James Gorman’s net worth is $130 million. His net worth major source is from his career as a financier. Besides, having worked with Morgan Stanley for years, that company has had a significant impact in enhancing Gorman’s net worth through salaries. Besides, he has won top positions in other financing companies such as Merill Lynch, among other companies that have handsomely paid him for his expertise.

In 2020, James Gorman received an income raise of $6 million from his previous earning of $33 million in 2019 by Morgan Stanley. As a result, he is the highest-paid executive in America. When he assumed the role of CEO and chairman of Morgan Stanley, he was paid $9.75 million in 2012 and an $18 million increase in 2013.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • James engages in an annual fitness test annually a day before his birthday, which he describes as ‘an annual mark-to-market of how you are aging.’

James Gorman is a great financier of his time. Having made a significant impact in the business industry, he has earned millions of dollars for his net worth. The longest company Gorman has worked with is Morgan Stanley, from which he also worked with other reputable organizations. James Gorman is happily married and lives with his family in Manhattan.


Facts of James Patrick Gorman

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Patrick Gorman
  • birthplaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Date of Birth July 14, 1958
  • Age 64 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityAustralian, American
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$130 Million
  • professionFinancier
  • weightIn Kilograms – 88 Kg, In Pounds – 194 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 190 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolXavier College

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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