Net Worth $4 million
Jerry Brown is an American politician and the 34th and 39th California state Governor. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown was born in San Francisco, California on April 7, 1938. He is the only son born to Bernice Layne Brown and former San Francisco District Attorney and later Governor of California, Pat Brown. After graduating from St. Ignatius High School in 1955, Brown entered Santa Clara University. He left Santa Clara University after a year to attend Sacred Heart Novitiate. He intended to become a Catholic priest. After attending seminary school for three years, Brown left to go study at the University of California, Berkley. He graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts. He graduated from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1964.
After working for the law firm Tuttle & Taylor, Brown was elected California Secretary of State in 1970. As Secretary of State, Brown won cases against Standard Oil of California, International Telephone & Telegraph, Gulf Oil, and Mobil for election law violations. Brown drafted and help pass California Political Reform Act of 1974, Proposition 9. Amongst many things the proposition helped to establish the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
On November 5, 1974 Jerry Brown was elected the 34th Governor for the state of California. He served two consecutive terms before choosing not to run for a third. He was succeeded by then-California Attorney General, George Deukmejian.
From 1983 to 2011, Brown spent his time working on a multitude of things. He attempted to win the U.S. Presidential election in 1976, 1980, and 1992. After those failed attempts, Jerry Brown disappeared from the public eye for a while. He re-emerged in 1999 to become the Mayor of Oakland, California. He remained the city’s mayor until January 8, 2007. On January 9, 2007 Jerry Brown became the 31st Attorney General of California. He stayed in office until January 3, 20111 when he assumed the position as California’s 39th Governor.
Governor Jerry Brown and his wife Anne Gust live in the Oakland Hills in a home they reportedly purchased for $1.8 million.