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John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr. was a magazine publisher, lawyer, and journalist. Mostly, John F. Kennedy Jr. is known as the son of former American president John F. Kennedy.

Early Life

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, D.C., United States of America. He was the son of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. He had an elder sister Caroline and a younger brother named Patrick, who died two days after his premature birth in 1963. The pair never officially named her stillborn daughter Arabella Kennedy appears on no birth certificates. At a small age, his father Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. The state funeral was held three days later. He won American hearts when the little Kennedy Jr. stepped forward and rendered a final salute to his father’s casket as it passed which was a photograph and became an iconic image of the 1960s. Being the child of a public figure, he was limelight from a small age.

After President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, his mother moved with her family to a luxury apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York. In the same year, she married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

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Caption: John F. Kennedy Jr. with his dad John F.Kennedy (Source: Hollywood Reporter)


Talking about John F. Kennedy Jr.’s educational life, he attended private schools in Manhattan, starting at Saint David’s School and moving to Collegiate School. He completed his education at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Moreover, he attended Brown University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. He also studied law and graduated from New York University Law School.

Tragic death

On 16th July 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were traveling to Martha’s Vineyard on a single-engine private plane to a cousin’s wedding in Hyannisport, Massachusetts. After the plane did not arrive at the scheduled time, several search parties were sent to locate the plane avail.  In the gay head section of Martha’s Vineyard, three passengers were found dead. After five days of search, search members found the bodies of Kennedy, his wife, and his sister-in-law. At the age of 38, he left the world. The funeral was attended by President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

John F. Kennedy Jr. – Net Worth 2024

Talking about his net worth, there is no exact report. According to Celebrity Net Worth,  his estimated net worth was around $30 million to 100 million dollars. Because Kennedy Jr. did not have any children, he left his property to his sister’s three kids.

Career and Professional Life

In 1984, John F. Kennedy Jr. started working for the New York City Office of Business Development. He worked as a deputy director of the 42nd Street Development Corporation in 1986. In 1992, he worked as a journalist for The New York Times. His first acting debut was in front of an invitation-only audience at the Irish Theater on Manhattan’s West Side on August 4, 1985. His largest acting role was a fictionalized version of himself in the Season- eight episodes of the sitcom Murphy Brown, called ‘Altered States.

From a small age, John F. Kennedy Jr. was interested in acting, but his mother strongly disapproved of it. After working as a journalist for The New York Times for three years. In 1995, Kennedy Jr. and Michael Berman launched hip political Magazine ‘George’. Despite having a great chance in politics, he never entered the political field.

Moreover, in Kennedy Jr.’s entire life, he hasn’t won any awards or nominations.

Relationship Status

In 1988, People magazine named Kennedy Jr. as the “Sexiest Man Alive”. He links with several Hollywood celebrities such as Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Julia Roberts. Moreover, in September 1996, he married his longtime girlfriend Carolyn Bessette. Moreover, the couple shared a loft apartment in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood.

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Caption: John F. Kennedy Jr. with wife Carolyn Bessette (Source: Vogue)

Furthermore, in Kennedy Jr.’s entire career, he wasn’t a part of any controversy or rumors. Moreover, he maintained his good image his whole life.

Body Measurements

There is no information about Kennedy Jr.’s height and weight. But he had brown eyes and black hair color.

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Caption: John F. body measurement (Source: ABC News)

John F. Kennedy Jr. – Social Media

Till the time of his death, there was no proper development of social media. Moreover, the means of communication were telephone, television, and radio. So, there is no official account of Kennedy Jr. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.