Jesse Gregory James is an American entrepreneur, television personality, and automotive mechanic. He was born on April 19, 1969, in Kearney, Missouri, United States. James is the founder of West Coast Choppers and current CEO of Jesse James Firearms Unlimited and Austin Speed, based in Austin, Texas.
James worked as a bodyguard in the early days of his career and then opened West Coast Choppers in his mother’s garage. James had starred in several TV series, such as Monster Garage (2003-2007), The Apprentice and Jesse James Is a Dead Man(2009), Jesse James: Outlaw Garage (2012), and more. In addition, he acted in the movies Torque and Machete Kills. He has also produced many TV series, including Jesse James Is a Dead Man.
In 2012, James was the show’s focus, recording some of the custom motorcycles builds in his TV series Outlaw Garage, which ran a shortened single season on the Discovery Channel before being canceled. In addition, he was the focus of the documentary Motorcycle Mania on Discovery. Further, he appeared skateboarding video game Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 in 2004.
Quick Facts About Jesse James
Full Name: Jesse Gregory James
Age(in2021): 52 Years
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Television Personality.
Years Active: 1992-present
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Weight: 100 kg; In pounds: 220 lbs.
Jesse James Net Worth and Source of Wealth
The American entrepreneur has a net worth of $100 million. In 1992, he opened a company in his mom’s garage. Over the last several years, James has built a bike customization empire of $200 million. Since then, West Coast Choppers has grown into a vast merchandising and lifestyle empire. Today the business also covers a clothing line sold in multiple TV shows, Walmart, fast food restaurants, magazines, and more. His custom bike fetches anywhere from $60,000 – $150,000, and cars can bring even more.
He has sold motorcycles to many celebrities, including Shaquille O’Neal, Keanu Reeves, Tyson Beckford, and Kid Rock. In addition, he has hosted the reality TV shows Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel and Jesse James Is a Dead Man on Spike TV. Moreover, the “Monster Garage” was one of the highest-rated programs on the Discovery Channel. He has faced legal troubles of his share and being fined more than $270 thousand for selling bikes that violated California’s clean-air rules and a lawsuit from a client around $400 thousand.