Jim Kennedy Net Worth

Net Worth: $9.47 Billion
  • Source of Wealth:

    Media, Cox Enterprises
  • Birth Place:

    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Sarah Kennedy)
  • Full Name:

    James Kennedy
  • Nationality:

    United States
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About James Kennedy

American businessman and media executive, Jim Kennedy has an estimated net worth of $9.47 billion in January 2018.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the diversified media company Cox Enterprises whose division include radio broadcasting, cable systems, newspaper publishing, TV publishing, internet businesses, Autotrader.com, Valpak and Manheim Auctions. Cox Enterprises is a privately held company founded by his late grandfather, James Middleton Cox, in 1898 in Dayton Ohio. Jimmy W. Hayes currently serves as the President and CEO of the company.

Jim Kennedy was born to Stanley C. Kennedy, Jr. and  Barbara Cox Anthony in 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended University of Denver where he completed his degree in Business Administration in 1970. When his mother passed away in 2005, Jim Kennedy inherited 25% of Cox Enterprises stakes. He has a sister named Blair Parry-Okeden who is considered as the second wealthiest woman in Australia. Jim Kennedy is currently married to Sarah with whom he has three children. The couple currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Two years after his graduation, Kennedy officially joined the company. He was assigned to Cox Newspapers where he served various positions which include being a reporter, advertising salesman, production assistant, copy editor and business manager. Eventually, he became the executive vice president and general manager of the company in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1986, he returned from Georgia and subsequently, he was named as the executive vice president.