James George Janos, who is also famous by his stage name Jesse Ventura, is an American professional wrestler, actor, an author, political commentator, naval veteran and a conspiracy who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from the year 1999 to 2003. He was one and only member of the Reform Party who had won the major government position but then he later joined the Independence Party of Minnesota. He was born in the year 1951 in the month of July which makes his age 65 years at present.
He also was a member of the United Nations Underwater Demolition Team at the time of Vietnam War. When he left the military, he started his new career in wrestling; he went under the ring name Jesse “The Body” Ventura. He also had a lengthy time in the World Wrestling Federation as a commentator and a performer. He was listed in the WWE Hall of Fame in the year 2004. At the climax of his career in wrestling, he started acting and appeared in movies like Predator and The Running Man in the year 1987.
He started his career in politics in the year 1991 as a Mayor to the year 1995. He was one of the candidates of Reform Party in the election held in the year 1998 which was a low budget campaign where he urged the people to vote for politics as usual. The campaign was a real successful one and he defeated the Republican and Democratic Candidate.
After he became a governor, he oversaw reforms in the property tax as well as the state’s first sales tax. He also undertook other initiatives which include construction of the METRO Blue Line in the Saint Paul metropolitan area. He left the office of governor in the year 2003 and did not run again for election. He then became a visiting fellow at Harvard University. He then has hosted numerous television shows and also has written some political books. He also has remained politically active and he hosts a show named Off the Grid on Ora TV and RT.
Adding more to his bio, his father’s name is James George William Janos and his mother’s name is Bernice Martha. Both of his father as well as his mother were World War veterans. He also has an older brother who is a Slovak. His mother is of German descent while his father is of Slovakian. He went to Cooper Elementary School and completed his graduation from Roosevelt high School in the year 1969. He has been in the hall of fame of the School since the year 2014.
He frequently refers to his career in the military. He also has been criticized by the hunters and some conservationist. He was criticized for the statement which said that if you have not hunted men, you have not hunted. He has an estimated net worth of 6 million USD at present though his salary is unknown. He has been married to Theresa Larson Masters and they have two children together. He also has accounts on Twitter and Instagram to keep his well-wishers updated.