Born as James Phillip Rome, Jim Rome is an American journalist, sports radio talk show host, and actor. His talk shows The Jim Rome Show is widely famous, especially among sports enthusiasts. He has also appeared in various movies and television series.

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

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Jim Rome is Los Angeles, California, in the United States. His father, Jay Rome, was an operated Manufacturing Business Owner by profession. At the same time, his mother, Jan Rome, was a homemaker. Jim doesn’t have any siblings. In his talk show and interviews, he revealed that his father was a sports enthusiast and his love for various outdoor activities came from his family. In his interviews, he stated that he used to accompany his father to various sports events and became a sports enthusiast by that.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jim Rome in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Rome’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 14 October 1964. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


Jim started his formal education by attending Calabasas High School. In high school, he was very much active and took part in various events. He got his high school graduation degree from there in 1982. He pursued his higher studies by enrolling himself at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He got his college graduation degree from there five years later, in 1987. He had Communication as his major in college.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jim met his now-wife Janet first back in 1995. The duo worked together in a radio channel named XTRA. They started dating soon after meeting. The couple got married two years later, in 1997. They kept their wedding very private, and only family and close friends were invited. Jim has two sons with his wife. The elder one is named Jake Rome. Their second son, Logan Rome, was born in 2005 and currently 16 years old.

Is Jim Rome Gay?

Jim Rome has dated several women before getting married to Janet Rome. He is currently in a two-decades-long loving marriage relationship. He also shares two sons with his wife. Jim has never dated any man ever. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Rome got interested in Journalism while studying in High School. He debuted in radio while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked in his college’s radio station named KCSB-FM, where he worked in the sports radio channel. He later became the sports director of the college radio channel. He then worked with the KTMS news channel. After graduation, he got a job opportunity in San Diego and started working in a Sports channel named XTRA SPORTS 690.

After working for a few years, he finally got his own show named The Jim Rome Show which was first introduced as The Jungle. His show became a signature show with music like “Lust For Life,” ‘Welcome To The Jungle.’ The show started in 1996 and currently has been heard by more than 2 million audiences. The show is available in the U.S. and Canada, and it is found on over 200 radio channels.

Next year, he got an offer from ESPN production house and came back to ESPN to start his own show named Rome Is Burning, where he invites various sports personalities to come and talk. The show became an instant hit and widely famous. In 2006, he kept his syndicated radio show on terrestrials, and as per the recent study, it now has more than 2.5 million listeners.


In 2012, Jim was nominated for the Smack-Off Award and won for his talk show. Four years later, in 2016, he won the Eclipse Awards. Jim has hosted several prestigious awards shows till now. However, he didn’t win many of them.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jim Rome in 2021

According to the year 2021, it has been revealed that Jim has an estimated net worth of around $100 million which he has earned as a successful journalist and talk show host. He has also appeared in a number of TV shows and movies from where he has managed to earn a considerable sum of money. He is also a very successful horse runner and has participated in various racing competitions.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Following are some lesser known facts about Jim Rome:

  • Jim owns several race-winning famous horses.
  • He has his own racing house and won several famous racing shows.

Jim Rome is an ultimate sports enthusiastic person who loves to interview sportspeople and takes part in various outdoor sports events by himself. He currently lives in California with his wife and family but also balances his time and spends time in Los Angeles.


Facts of James Phillip Rome

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Phillip Rome
  • birthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth October 14, 1964
  • Age 57 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$100 million
  • professionSports radio host, Actor, Journalist
  • weightIn Kilograms – 72 Kg, In Pounds – 159 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorDark Brown
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolCalabasas High School

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