Jerry Brown is the current ‘Governor of California’. He is the sixth-youngest and oldest California Governor. He has been involved in American politics for last 50 years. He had held several important positions in American politics. He is also a lawyer and author. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Jerry Brown in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. was born on 7th April 1938 in San Francisco, California. His father, Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown Sr., was the 32nd California Governor. His mother’s name is Bernice Layne. His father was half German and half Irish. Brown graduated from ‘St. Ignatius High School’ in 1955. In the same year, Brown joined ‘Santa Clara University’, but he left within a year. Later he did his Bachelor’s in arts from ‘University of California’ in Berkley. He graduated from there in 1961. Brown got a scholarship to join ‘Yale Law School’. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1964.
From the early 1970s, Jerry Brown had a perfect friendship with his clerk and chauffeur Jacques Barzaghi until they separated in 2004. The most famous affair of Brown was with the singer and Grammy Award winner Linda Ronstadt in the late 1970s. Brown married his longtime girlfriend, Anne Gust on 18th June 2005. Later they had a religious ceremony in the ‘Roman Catholic Church’ where his parents had got married. He was dating her since 1990. The couple live happily in Oakland Hills. In 2011, the couple adopted a dog, Sutter Brown. This dog was famously known as the ‘First Dog’ of California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1970, Brown became the ‘Secretary of State of California’. Brown became the ‘Governor of California’ for the first time in 1975. Brown ran for the Presidential election in 1976 but lost to Jimmy Carter. In 1980, Brown once again contested the Presidential election as a candidate, but this time he lost with a bigger margin compared to the first time. He lost the third Presidential election to Bill Clinton in 1992. After a low phase in his political career, he was elected as the ‘Mayor of Oakland’ in 1999.
Brown’s successful term as the Oakland Mayor is documented in KQED documentary ‘The Celebrity and the City’. In 2007, Brown became the ‘Attorney General of California’. In 2011, Brown became the ‘Governor of California’ for the second time. He ran for the 3rd and 4th term in 2010 and 2014 respectively. His eligibility in doing this stemmed from the grandfather clause written in the constitution of California. He is still serving in this position.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jerry Brown’s estimated net worth is $5 million. Jerry has earned this money from his political career. He had held critical political positions such as Mayor, Attorney General and Secretary of State. Jerry had also worked as a law clerk before joining politics.
Jerry Brown is a significant figure of the Democratic Party in the United States. He became the longest-serving California Governor on 7th October 2013. He has also written several books.