John F. Kennedy Jr.
John F. Kennedy Jr.

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Name: John F. Kennedy Jr.
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Height: 185 cm (6' 1'')
Birth Day: November 25, 1960
Death Date: Jul 16, 1999 (age 38)
Age: Aged 38
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960 in United States (38 years old). John F. Kennedy Jr. is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out John F. Kennedy Jr.net worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

President John F. Kennedy's son and magazine editor who died in a tragic 1999 plane crash off Martha's Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean.

Trivia

He co-founded George with New York public relations magnate Michael J. Berman in 1995.

Does John F. Kennedy Jr. Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, John F. Kennedy Jr. died on Jul 16, 1999 (age 38).

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$50 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He worked as a ranchhand one spring in Arizona. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in history in 1983.

Biography Timeline

1960

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on November 25, 1960, two weeks after his father, Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy was elected president. His father took office exactly eight weeks after John Jr. was born. His parents had a stillborn daughter named Arabella four years before John Jr.'s birth. John Jr. had an older sister, Caroline, and a younger brother, Patrick, who died two days after his premature birth in 1963. His putative nickname, "John-John", came from a reporter who misheard JFK calling him "John" twice in quick succession; the name was not used by his family.

1963

John Jr. lived in the White House during the first three years of his life and remained in the public spotlight as a young adult. His father was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and the state funeral was held three days later, on John Jr.'s third birthday. In a moment that became an iconic image of the 1960s, John Jr. stepped forward and rendered a final salute as his father's flag-draped casket was carried out from St. Matthew's Cathedral. NBC News vice-president Julian Goodman called the shot "the most impressive...shot in the history of television" which was setup by NBC Director Charles Jones who was working for the pool. Lyndon B. Johnson wrote his first letter as president to John-John and told him that he "can always be proud" of his father. Stan Stearns, who took the image, served as chief White House photographer during the LBJ White House years and over the years, showed Johnson the image of John-John saluting the casket, as the salute was a symbol of what Johnson said in his letter to him.

After President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy moved her family, after brief residency in the Georgetown area of Washington, to a luxury apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, where Kennedy Jr. grew up. In 1967, his mother took him and Caroline on a six-week "sentimental journey" to Ireland, where they met President Éamon de Valera and visited the Kennedy ancestral home in Dunganstown.

John F. Kennedy Jr. was the first child ever born to a president-elect of the United States. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Jr.'s father on November 22, 1963, the New York Daily News re-ran the famous photograph of the three-year-old John Jr. saluting his father's coffin during the funeral procession. Photographer Dan Farrell, who took the photo, called it "the saddest thing I've ever seen in my whole life".

1968

After Robert was assassinated in 1968, Jackie took Caroline and John Jr. out of the United States, saying: "If they're killing Kennedys, then my children are targets ... I want to get out of this country." The same year, she married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, and the family went to live on his private island of Skorpios. Kennedy is said to have considered his stepfather "a joke". When Onassis died in 1975, he left Kennedy $25,000, though Jacqueline was able to renegotiate the will, and acquired $20 million for herself and her children.

1971

In 1971, Kennedy returned to the White House with his mother and sister for the first time since the assassination. President Richard Nixon's daughters gave Kennedy a tour that included his old bedroom, and Nixon showed him the Resolute desk under which his father had let him play.

1976

In 1976, Kennedy and his cousin visited an earthquake disaster zone at Rabinal in Guatemala, helping with heavy building work and distributing food. The local priest said that they "ate what the people of Rabinal ate and dressed in Guatemalan clothes and slept in tents like most of the earthquake victims," adding that the two "did more for their country's image" in Guatemala "than a roomful of ambassadors." On his sixteenth birthday, Kennedy's Secret Service protection ended and he spent the summer of 1978 working as a wrangler in Wyoming. In 1979, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston was dedicated, and Kennedy made his first major speech, reciting Stephen Spender's poem "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great."

1983

In January 1983, Kennedy's Massachusetts driver's license was suspended after he received more than three speeding summonses in a twelve-month period, and failed to appear at a hearing. The family's lawyer explained he most likely "became immersed in exams and just forgot the date of the hearing." He graduated that same year with a bachelor's degree in American studies, and then took a break, traveling to India and spending some time at the University of Delhi where he did his post graduation work and he met Mother Teresa. He also worked with some of the Kennedy special interest projects, including the East Harlem School at Exodus House and Reaching Up.

While attending Brown University, Kennedy met Sally Munro, whom he dated for six years, and they visited India in 1983. While he was a student at Brown, he also met socialite Brooke Shields, with whom he was later linked.

1984

After the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco, Kennedy returned to New York and earned $20,000 a year in a position at the Office of Business Development, where his boss reflected that he worked "in the same crummy cubbyhole as everybody else. I heaped on the work and was always pleased." From 1984 to 1986, he worked for the New York City Office of Business Development and served as deputy director of the 42nd Street Development Corporation in 1986, conducting negotiations with developers and city agencies. In 1988, he became a summer associate at Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips, a Los Angeles law firm with strong connections to the Democratic Party. There, Kennedy worked for Charlie Manatt, his uncle Ted Kennedy's law school roommate.

1985

Meanwhile, Kennedy had done a bit of acting, which was one of his passions (he had appeared in many plays while at Brown). He expressed interest in acting as a career, but his mother strongly disapproved of it, considering it an unsuitable profession. On August 4, 1985, Kennedy made his New York acting debut in front of an invitation-only audience at the Irish Theater on Manhattan's West Side. Executive director of the Irish Arts Center, Nye Heron, said that Kennedy was "one of the best young actors I've seen in years". Kennedy's director, Robin Saex, stated, "He has an earnestness that just shines through." Kennedy's largest acting role was playing a fictionalized version of himself in the season-eight episode of the sitcom Murphy Brown, called "Altered States". In this episode, Kennedy visits Brown at her office, in order to promote a magazine he is publishing.

1988

Kennedy had known actress Daryl Hannah since their two families had vacationed together in St. Maarten in the early '80s. After meeting again at the wedding of his aunt Lee Radziwill in 1988, they dated for five and a half years, though their relationship was complicated by her feelings for singer Jackson Browne, with whom she had lived for a time.

1989

From 1989, Kennedy headed Reaching Up, a nonprofit group which provided educational and other opportunities for workers who helped people with disabilities. William Ebenstein, executive director of Reaching Up, said, "He was always concerned with the working poor, and his family always had an interest in helping them."

In 1989, Kennedy earned a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law. He then failed the New York bar exam twice, before passing on his third try in July 1990. After failing the exam for a second time, Kennedy vowed that he would take it continuously until he was ninety-five years old or passed. If he had failed a third time, he would have been ineligible to serve as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he worked for the next four years. On August 29, 1991, Kennedy won his first case as a prosecutor.

1994

Kennedy participated in his cousin Patrick J. Kennedy's campaign for a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives by visiting the district. He sat outside the polling booth and had his picture taken with "would-be" voters. The polaroid ploy worked so well in the campaign that Patrick J. Kennedy used it again in 1994.

Kennedy also campaigned in Boston for his uncle's re-election to the U.S. Senate against challenger Mitt Romney in 1994. "He always created a stir when he arrived in Massachusetts," remarked Senator Kennedy.

1995

In 1995, Kennedy and Michael Berman founded George, a glossy, politics-as-lifestyle and fashion monthly, with Kennedy controlling 50 percent of the shares. Kennedy officially launched the magazine at a news conference in Manhattan on September 8, and joked that he had not seen so many reporters in one place since he failed his first bar exam.

1996

After his relationship with Daryl Hannah ended, Kennedy cohabitated with Carolyn Bessette, who worked in the fashion industry. They were engaged for a year, though Kennedy consistently denied reports of this. On September 21, 1996, they married in a private ceremony on Cumberland Island, Georgia, where his sister, Caroline, was matron of honor and his cousin Anthony Radziwill was best man.

1997

In July 1997, Vanity Fair had published a profile of New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, claiming that the mayor was sleeping with his press secretary (which both parties denied). Although tempted to follow up on this story, Kennedy decided against it. The same month, Kennedy wrote about meeting Mother Teresa, declaring that the "three days I spent in her presence was the strongest evidence this struggling Catholic has ever had that God exists."

The September 1997 issue of George centered on temptation, and featured two of Kennedy's cousins, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy II. Michael had been accused of having an affair with his children's underaged babysitter, while Joe had been accused by his ex-wife of having bullied her. John declared that both his cousins had become "poster boys for bad behavior" – believed to be the first time a member of the Kennedy family had publicly attacked another Kennedy. He said he was trying to show that press coverage of the pair was unfair, due to them being Kennedys. But Joe paraphrased John's father by stating, "Ask not what you can do for your cousin, but what you can do for his magazine."

By early 1997, Kennedy and Berman found themselves locked in a power struggle, which led to screaming matches, slammed doors, and even one physical altercation. Eventually Berman sold his share of the company, and Kennedy took on Berman's responsibilities himself. Though the magazine had already begun to decline in popularity before Berman left, his departure was followed by a rapid drop in sales.

1998

Kennedy took flying lessons at the Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. In April 1998, he received his pilot's license, which he had aspired to since he was a child.

1999

On July 16, 1999, Kennedy departed from Fairfield, New Jersey, at the controls of his Piper Saratoga light aircraft. He was traveling with his wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette to attend the wedding of his cousin Rory Kennedy at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts after first dropping Lauren off in Martha's Vineyard. He had purchased the plane on April 28, 1999, from Air Bound Aviation. Carolyn and Lauren were passengers sitting in the second row of seats. Kennedy had checked in with the control tower at the Martha's Vineyard Airport, but the plane was reported missing after it failed to arrive on schedule.

A memorial service was held for Kennedy on July 23, 1999, at the Church of St. Thomas More, which was a parish that Kennedy had often attended with his mother and sister. The invitation-only service was attended by hundreds of mourners, including President Bill Clinton, who presented the family with photo albums of John and Carolyn on their visit to the White House from the previous year.

2000

In the summer of 1992, he worked as a journalist and was commissioned by The New York Times to write an article about his kayaking expedition to the Åland Archipelago, where he saved one of his friends from the water when his kayak capsized. He then considered creating a magazine with his friend, public-relations magnate Michael J. Berman – a plan which his mother thought too risky. In his 2000 book The Day John Died, Christopher Andersen wrote that Jacqueline had also worried that her son would die in a plane crash, and asked her longtime companion Maurice Tempelsman "to do whatever it took to keep John from becoming a pilot".

In 2000, Reaching Up, the organization which Kennedy founded in 1989, joined with The City University of New York to establish the John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute. On September 19, 2003, the ARCO Forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government was renamed to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of Public Affairs. An active participant in Forum events, Kennedy had been a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard's Institute of Politics for fifteen years. Kennedy's paternal uncle, Ted, said the renaming symbolically linked Kennedy and his father while his sister, Caroline, stated the renaming represented his love of discussing politics.

2001

David Pecker, CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Magazines who were partners in George, said the decline was because Kennedy refused to "take risks as an editor, despite the fact that he was an extraordinary risk taker in other areas of his life." Pecker said, "He understood that the target audience for George was the eighteen-to-thirty-four-year-old demographic, yet he would routinely turn down interviews that would appeal to this age group, like Princess Diana or John Gotti Jr., to interview subjects like Dan Rostenkowski or Võ Nguyên Giáp." Shortly before his death, Kennedy had been planning a series of online chats with the 2000 presidential candidates. Microsoft was to provide the technology and pay for it while receiving advertising in George. After his death, the magazine was bought out by Hachette, but folded in early 2001.

2019

But Carolyn was, in fact, badly disoriented by the constant attention from the paparazzi. The couple was permanently on show, both at fashionable Manhattan events, and on their travels to visit celebrities such as Mariuccia Mandelli and Gianni Versace. She also complained to her friend, journalist Jonathan Soroff, that she could not get a job without being accused of exploiting her fame. In June 2019 long time friend of John F. Kennedy Jr., Billy Noonan, released a video tape of the secret wedding that had taken place on the remote Georgian island.

Family Life

John was married to Carolyn Bessette in 1996. The couple passed away in the tragic plane crash that also killed Carolyn's sister.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Patrick Bouvier Kennedy Patrick Bouvier Kennedy Brother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 1 Miscellaneous
#2 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Cousin N/A N/A N/A
#3 Maria Shriver Maria Shriver Cousin $100 Million N/A 65 TV Show Host
#4 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Father $3 Million (Approx.) N/A 46 President
#5 Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah Former partner $20 Million N/A 60 Actor
#6 Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Grandfather $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 81 Entrepreneur
#7 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Mother $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Political Wife
#8 John Schlossberg Nephew $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 27 Celebrity Family Member
#9 Arabella Kennedy Sister N/A N/A N/A
#10 Caroline Kennedy Caroline Kennedy Sister $250 million (2015) N/A 63 Politician
#11 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Spouse $3 Million (Approx.) N/A 33 Entrepreneur
#12 Ted Kennedy Ted Kennedy Uncle $100 Million N/A 77 Politician
#13 Robert F. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy Uncle $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 42 Politician
#14 Kara Kennedy Kara Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 51 Celebrity Family Member
#15 Rory Kennedy Rory Kennedy $10 Million N/A 52 Director
#16 Rose Kennedy Rose Kennedy $500 Million N/A 104 Politician
#17 Mark Kennedy Mark Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 63 Politician
#18 Kyra Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 25 Celebrity Family Member
#19 Ethel Kennedy Ethel Kennedy $50 Million N/A 92 Political Wife
#20 Conor Kennedy Conor Kennedy $10 Million N/A 26 Celebrity Family Member
#21 Jackie Kennedy Jackie Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Miscellaneous
#22 John Kennedy Jr. John Kennedy Jr. $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 38 Actor
#23 Patricia Kennedy Patricia Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 82 Celebrity Family Member
#24 Patrick J Kennedy Patrick J Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 53 Politician
#25 Robert Kennedy Jr. Robert Kennedy Jr. $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 66 Unclassified
#26 Jacqueline Kennedy Jacqueline Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Political Wife
#27 Joan Bennett Kennedy Joan Bennett Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 84 Celebrity Family Member
#28 Robert F Kennedy Jr. Robert F Kennedy Jr. $50 Million N/A 66 Lawyer
#29 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. $50 million (2019) N/A 66 President
#30 Christopher G. Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 57 Celebrity Family Member
#31 Michael Lemoyne Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 62 Celebrity Family Member
#32 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Kennedy Townsend $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 69 Politician

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Currently, John F. Kennedy Jr. is 62 years, 0 months and 5 days old. John F. Kennedy Jr. will celebrate 63rd birthday on a Saturday 25th of November 2023. Below we countdown to John F. Kennedy Jr. upcoming birthday.

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