Jim Brown Biography

( 1936 - )
December 24, 2018
First published on:December 24, 2018
by Emma

Facts of Jim Brown

Date of Birth: 1936, February 17
Age: 83 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

Jim Brown is a former professional American footballer and an actor. He played for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL. Brown retired in 1967 to focus on acting, with roles in films like The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra and Kenner. 

 

The former footballer turned actor is blessed with a happy family along with his wife, Monique brown. They have two children together, Aris and Morgan. As an actor and a professional NFL player, his net worth is estimated to be around $50 Million. Let's know all about his net worth, salary, and career.

Jim Brown's Early Life

Born in  St. Simons Island, Georgia, to father Swinton Brown and mother Theresa Brown. He is American by nationality. His childhood was shaped with struggles. 

His father abandoned the family when he was just two weeks old. Soon his mother also departed from his life, taking a job as a maid in Manhasset, New York. Brown was raised by his great-grandmother. At the age of eight, he moved to the long island where his mother worked. He got enrolled at Manhasset high school and quickly became the topic of discussion in Football.

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During his college days, Brown dominated the competition, both on the football field and on the basketball court. He also ran track and was a talented lacrosse player.

Jim Brown's Personal Life

Jim Brown is currently married to Monique Brown. The pair got married in 1997. Jim was 60 years and Monique was in her early 20's. Despite allegations of cheating and accusations made by Monique, they are still together. They have two children, Aris and Morgan.

Prior to his marriage with Monique, Jim was married to Sue Jones. Brown had three children from his first marriage; twins daughter Kim and son Kevin, and then James Jr.

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Jim Brown is reported to have about seven children, although some reports say the true figure could be more than that. Jim also had children with other women, including Shellee from Brenda Ayres, Kimberly from Kim Jones and Kare Brown Ward, whose mother name is not mentioned. 

Jim Brown's Career

Jim Brown started his professional NFL career by playing for the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 1957 NFL draft. He made a record for rushing two hundred and thirty-seven yards which stood unsuppressed for fourteen years.

In only nine years in the NFL, he set the record for the single-season and career rushing as well as the all-time leader in touchdowns with a hundred and six touchdowns and one hundred and twenty-six total touchdowns. Cleveland won the 1964 NFL championships and became runner-ups in 1957 and 1965.

It is obvious that Brown is a very athletic person. He won many awards in college football and set many records. He played many games and became a legend at football. He was added to the lacrosse hall of fame as well.

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Apart from his football career, he was also an actor. He debuted in Flim Industry portraying buffalo soldiers  “Rio Conchos”. In early 1966 while in the midst of shooting his second film “The Dirty Dozen” he missed the first part of football training camp.

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The brown’s owner Art Modell threatened to fine Brown for every week of camp he missed. That eventually led to his retirement. Some of his movies are Dark of the Sun (1969), Riot (1969), Elsondor (1970), etc.

Jim Brown's Net worth

In Spite of being a football legend, Brown failed to earn more money because his career was in the time when the economy wasn’t as high as in the modern days. Still, he is a considered a legend in football. He has set numerous records in football and has been added to lacrosse hall of fame. Brown’s net worth is around $50 million.

Besides, He has also started programs to help take young gang members to a Bright and safe future.


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