Jim Brown

Jim Brown is a popular former American football player and actor. He used to play as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. During his career, he set many records including being the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game. He won the NFL Most Valuable Award thrice in his career (1957, 1958, 1965) among other honors.

Well, how well do you know about Jim Brown? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jim Brown’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 Jim Brown to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jim Brown, whose full name is James Nathaniel Brown, was born on the 17th of February 1936 in St. Simons, Georgia, U.S. His father, Swinton Brown was a professional boxer while his mother, Theresa Brown was a homemaker. He barely knew his father as his father left the family when he was just a couple of years old. On the other hand, his mother began working in New York and he began living with his grandmother. He moved to New York to live with his mother when he became eight years old.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jim Brown in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Brown’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 17 February 1936. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 232 lbs in Pound and 105kg in Kilograms.


Jim Brown studied at the Manhasset Secondary School, which is located in Manhasset, Nassau County, New York. He was a star athlete there and he played football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, and running track. He earned 13 letters during his time in school. Also, he averaged 38 points per game for his basketball team which is a great feat.

He continued his winning ways during his time at Syracuse University. In football, he set school records for highest season rush average (6.2) and most rushing touchdowns in a single game. He was equally amazing in other sports as well. For instance, he became the second-leading scorer for the basketball team in his sophomore year, and in his senior year, he was named a first-team All-American in lacrosse.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jim Brown married Sue Brown (previously, Sue Jones) in 1959 but they divorced more than a decade later in 1962. They share three children, Kim, Kevin, and James Jr. He then married Monique Brown in 1997 and the two have been together ever since. Together, they have two children, Aris and Zoe Brown.

However, their marriage hasn’t been smooth, to say the least. For instance, in 1999 he made terrorist threats towards his wife and even smashed her car with a shovel. As a result, he had to serve time in jail. He had also been involved in a similar incident in 1986, arrested for assaulting his then-fiancée Debra Clark. However, he was released after Debra refused to press charges.

Is Jim Brown Gay?

Jim Brown is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He married Sue Brown in 1959 but divorced 13 years in 1962. Together, they have three children. He has been married to Monique Brown since 1997 with whom he shares two children. Apart from that, he has previously been engaged to Diane Stanley and Debra Clark. He has also dated the popular American journalist, Gloria Steinem in the past. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

Jim Brown’s professional career began in 1957 when he was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL draft. He played for the team for 9 years ultimately retiring in 1965, and he is considered as one of the greatest players of all time. In his rookie season, he rushed for 237 yards in a game against the Los Angeles Rams, thereby creating a record that would only be broken 14 years later.

For his performances in the season, he won the NFL Rookie of the Year Award. He has given some of the most amazing performances in the NFL and has various records to his name. For instance, he is the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 106 touchdowns and total touchdowns with 126 touchdowns.  Besides, he is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game.

Apart from being a former professional footballer, he is an actor as well. He began his career in 1964 with the western film, “Rio Conchos”. The following year, he starred in the war film, “The Dirty Dozen” which was a huge success. He had his first leading role in 1969 with the crime-drama film, “The Split”. His autobiography, “Out of Bounds” was published in 1989.


  • Jim Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
  • The Sporting News named him the greatest professional football player ever in 2002.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jim Brown in 2021

As of 2021, Jim Brown has garnered a net worth of $55 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a footballer and actor. He has been massively successful in his career and therefore it’s no surprise that he has built such a handsome net worth.

Jim Brown is without any shadow of a doubt one of the greatest footballers of all time, if not the greatest. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and thank him for the amazing sporting memories.


Facts of James Nathaniel Brown

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Nathaniel Brown
  • birthplaceSt. Simons, Georgia, U.S.
  • Date of Birth February 17, 1936
  • Age 88 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religion
  • net worth$55 Million
  • professionFormer Football Player and Actor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 105 Kg, In Pounds – 232 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
  • hair colorShaved
  • eye colorBrown
  • high schoolManhasset Secondary School

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