“The Mind”, “The Body”

James George Janos, or commonly known as Jesse Ventura is a retired professional wrestler, American politician, commentator, and actor. He had also joined the US Navy Underwater Demolition Team during the Vietnam War. He pursued wrestling as a career from 1975 to 1985 after leaving the military. He is also known by his ring name ‘ Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventur’ ‘. Jesse Ventura attained his education from Cooper Elementary School and later graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1969.

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

Biography and Early Life

Jesse Ventura was born on 15 July 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His real name is James George Janos. He completed his education from Cooper Elementary School, Sanford Junior High School, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1969. Ventura’s parents were World War II Veteran, and his older brother also served in the Vietnam War. His parents were from Slovakia. Hence, he declared himself as a Slovak. He was an atheist and did not believe in gods, according to him only cowards need a god taboo.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jesse Ventura in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jesse Ventura’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 15 July 1951. Though, he is 6’3″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 245 lbs in Pound and 111kg in Kilograms.


Jesse Ventura attained his education from Cooper Elementary School and later graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1969. After completing his education, his youth came with great devotion to his motherland which ultimately led to him joining the United States Navy where he served in the Vietnam War.

He was inspired by his parents, who served in the war along with his brother. Later, he identified his passion and understood that war and Navy is not his cup of tea; hence he quit it, and in the late 1990s he worked as a radio shock jock.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jesse Ventura, original name James George Janos, American professional wrestler, actor, and politician, who served as a governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Jesse Ventura married Theresa Larson Masters on July 18, 1975, three days after his 24th birthday. They have two children: a son, Tyrel and a daughter, Jade. They both are delighted and supportive of each other in their hard times. Jesse Ventura was hospitalized for a severe blood clot in his lungs in 2002.

Ventura continued to wrestle until September 1984 after three losses to world champion Hulk Hogan, after which blood clots in his lungs effectively ended his in-ring career. In 2008, Ventura was in the independent comedy Woodshop, starring as high school teacher. The film was released on September 7, 2010. Ventura also reappeared on WWF television during his term as governor of Minnesota in mid-1999.

Is Jesse Ventura Gay?

Jesse Ventura is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual. As Jesse Ventura married to Theresa Larson Masters, he had not been seen dating anyone else. And the couple has a happy family with a son and a daughter.

Professional Career

Jesse Ventura is a professional wrestler and is known by his stage name Jesse ”The Body” Ventura. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1969 and also served in the Vietnam War until 1975. Later he worked as a bodyguard for The Rolling Stones and became a professional wrestler. After suffering from blood clots, Ventura retired from wrestling in the ring.

Then he began doing TV commentary, and also he started his acting career with ”Predator” where he appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1987, he also appeared in ”The Running Man”, ”Ricochet”, ”Demolition Man”, ”Batman & Robin”, ”The master of Disguise” and several episodes of ”Zorro”. He also launched his own TV show -” Jesse Ventura: Off the Grid” in 2014.


Jesse Ventura was awarded by National Defence Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. Ventura was a member of bathing U.S. Underwater Navy Demolition Team during Vietnam War.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jesse Ventura in 2021

As of 2021, Jesse Ventura’s net worth is approximately $8 million. That does not come with a surprise since he has been working for many years. He is a very versatile person. Over the years, he has served as the US Navy member, Professional Wrestler, Author, Television Commentator, Actor, and much more.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Jesse Ventura used anabolic steroids during his wrestling days, which he admitted after his retirement. Later, he appeared in ads warning about health risks of abusing steroids to young ones.

Jesse Ventura was once hospitalized for a severe blood clot in his lungs in 2002 same was responsible for his retirement from wrestling.

This professional wrestler, actor, and author served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota.

One can say without fear of contradiction that Jesse Venture is an icon to the wrestling profession. He has shown his expertise in many fields over and over again. Due to his excellence, he has earned both fame and huge net worth.


Facts of James George Janos

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames George Janos
  • birthplace Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth July 15, 1951
  • Age 72 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityUnited States of America
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$8 million
  • professionstatesman, commentator, author, politician, actor, professional wrestler
  • weightIn Kilograms – 111Kg, In Pounds – 245 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6’3″
  • hair colorGrey
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolTheodore Roosevelt High School

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