How Is Jana Carter Related to Former President Jimmy Carter? Inside Her Personal Life
- Birth Year 1974
- Nationality American
- Profession Business Personality
- Relationship Status Single
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father Billy Carter
- Mother Sybil Spires
- Sister/s Kim Carter, Mandy Carter
- Brother/s Marle Carter, William Carter, Earl Carter
- High School UC Berkeley's School
- Hair Color Dark-Brown
- Eye Color Green
- Birth Place Jana Carter
- Ex-Husband Van Jones
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Son/s Mattai Jones, Cabral Jones
- Children/Kids 2
Jana Carter is an entrepreneur who serves as the producer and chief of operations at Magic Labs Media, an Emmy Award-winning media production company.
But Carter is popular for being the ex-wife of CNN political commentator and host Van Jones. The two got divorced after being married for over a decade in September 2018.
She is also renowned for being the niece of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States of America.
Carter Holds J.D. From University of California's School of Law
The political commentator's ex-wife Carter is a very low-key personality. Her personal details have primarily remained off the records. Not just her early life but the information about her age, birthday, and height are also remained hidden from the public eye.
However, Carter was reportedly born in 1974, making her 47-year-old as of this writing.
Her parents are Billy Carter and Sybil Spires. And her father was the younger brother of former United States President Jimmy Carter.
She also has five siblings Kim, William "Buddy", Marle, Mandy, and Earl.
Carter studied BA in politics from 1991 to 1995 at UC Santa Cruz. In 1997, she joined the University of California's School of Law in Berkeley, where she received her J.D. in law degree.
She also attended Bethany Theological Seminary between 2011 and 2016 and received her master's degree in Biblical studies.
Carter's Net Worth Details
According to her Linkedin profile, Carter started her career as an attorney partner to Steve Schear in December 2000.
After working there for over 5 years, she began working as a senior associate at Ruiz & Sperow LLP, a boutique education and employment litigation law firm in California.
In October 2007, she joined Oakland Unified School District and served as an employee performance specialist and personnel consultant during her over 2 year and 3 months tenure.
Carter was hired as a producer and chief of operations by Magic Labs Media in June 2013. The firm is co-founded by her ex-husband Jones.
Since then, she has been associated with the same firm. Meanwhile, she also a founder of Kidpacking, which provides support for parents to take their kids on backpacking trips.
But despite her vast working experience, her net worth figures are yet to be disclosed.
Carter and Jones Got Separated after 13 Years of Marriage
Carter and her lawyer husband reportedly tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony back in 2005.
Together, the former couple shares two children, a daughter, Mattai Jones, and a son, Cabral Jones.
But despite being married for 13 years, the couple decided to end their marriage. They separated in May 2018 whereas their divorce was finalized later in September.
Carter had asked for joint legal and physical custody of their two children as well as spousal support.
"Though we have decided to end our marriage, we still love each other very much," the couple said in a statement. "We will continue raising our kids together, running our businesses together and supporting each other’s growth."