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Place of birthWashington D.C
Full NameJim Acosta
Place of birthWashington, D.C., United States
EducationAnnandale High School, James Madison University
OccupationAmerican journalist
Networth$4 million
Hair ColorSalt and peppers
Eye ColorBrown
Official Website#
ChildrenThree (Hartley, Peter, and another daughter)
SpouseSharon Mobley Stow
CountryUnited States

An American journalist Jim Acosta is the chief White House correspondent for CNN. Acosta previously served for CNN as the national political correspondent. Moreover, he also worked for WMAL, WBIR-TV, and others.

As of 2019, the estimated net worth of Acosta is $4 million. Acosta was previously married to Sharon Mobley Stow and has two children from their relationship.

What is Jim Acosta's Net Worth in 2019? Know his Salary, Earnings, and Income Sources

Currently, Jim Acosta serves as the chief White House correspondent for CNN and as of 2019, his current net worth is $4 million. 

Jim Acosta began his professional journalism career working for WMAL. Since then, Acosta is still active in the same field and so far, he has worked for numbers of popular channels such as KTVT-TV, WBBM-TV and so on. Acosta further served as the national political correspondent for CNN.

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Similarly, Acosta earns an annual salary of $700,000 from his career. Further, he owns an Audi car worth $130000 which he recently bought.

With an astonishing net worth and income, Acosta is living a luxurious life. 

Who is Jim Acosta Dating After His Divorce With Wife Sharon Mobley Stow? Know His Relationship, Children, Affair, and Married Life

Jim Acosta is a divorced man. Acosta was previously married to his wife Sharon Mobley Stow. His former wife, Sharon is a registered nurse.

The couple met each other while attending James Maddison Univesity and dated several years before getting married.

CAPTION: Jim Acosta and his former wife Sharon Mobley Stow

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Acosta and his girlfriend Sharon exchanged their vows in 1993. From their relationship, the duo was blessed with three children, two daughters and a son Peter Acosta. One of their daughter's name is Hartley Acosta while the name of their next daughter is still unknown. 

However, even being the parents of three children, the husband and wife failed to continue their relationship and divorced in 2017. So far, neither Acosta nor his former spouse Sharon has revealed the actual reason for their divorce. 

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Besides this, there are no records of Acosta's past affairs and relationships. Moreover, he is not dating anyone at the current moment.

When was Jim Acosta Born? His Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education

Jim Acosta was born on 17th April 1971, in Washington, D.C., United States. His father arrived in the U.S as a refugee from Cuba prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Acosta was raised in Virginia by his parents along with his sibling sister. 

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Mom, lil sis and me in mom’s pop up camper back in the day. My mom took us on the best vacations growing up. Happy mother’s day mom!

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Acosta belongs to American nationality and holds Chez ethnic background. He attended Annandale High School and graduated in 1989

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Furthermore, he earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication from James Madison University in 1993. 

Where Does Jim Acosta Currently Work? Professional Career, CNN

Having a keen interest in journalism from the very early age, Jim Acosta began his career from the college itself. Showing some major exposure, he was associated with WXIM and WSVA (Local radio station) during his time in University.

After the short cover and closure of the college time, Acosta officially began his career with WMAL radio in Washington D.C. After having a year of experience in the network, he joined the WTTG-TV in 1994 as a desk assistant.

YouTube: Jim Acosta responds after a heated exchange with Trump

Showing his magnificent skills and talent in the network, he was offered to work in WBIR-TV as a reporter and substitute anchor in 1994. After three years he moved to KTVT-TV as a reporter. Having a brief history of working with numerous organizations, he quickly moved to CBS News as a correspondent from KTVT-TV.

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During his time in CBS, Acosta covered numerous major and breaking news which clearly demonstrate his ability to work under pressure and shows magnificent excellence. John Kerry Democratic Presidential candidate, Iraq War, Katrina Hurricane etc are some of the news he covered during his service in CBS.

In April 2007, Acosta joined CNN. In his first year, Acosta covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He is still working for CNN and currently serves as the chief White House correspondent. 

What is The Age of Jim Acosta in 2019? Know his Instagram, Twitter, Facts

  • As of 2019, Jim Acosta's age is 47 years
  • Birth sign- Aries
  • Eye color- Brown
  • Hair color- Salt and peppers
  • Instagram followers- 118k
  • Twitter followers- 1.15 million
Updated On Wed Feb 20 2019 Published On Wed Dec 16 2015 By rajan

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