Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth, Bio, Husband, Son, Quotes      

Jeanne Robertson is an American author, popular radio personality, Hall of Fame speaker, and award-winning humorist, who has helped thousands of people add humor to their lives.

She illustrates how a sense of humor can play an integral part of anyone’s success.

Her anecdotes have been broadcast regularly on satellite radio comedy channels including:

  • Laugh Break;
  • Family Comedy Channel;
  • Sirius Radio’s Blue Collar Comedy;
  • XM Radio’s Laugh USA.

As per her Facebook bio:

“Jeanne Robertson reached her 6’2” stature at age thirteen. Perhaps it was an indication of a future speaking career that would soar to great heights.”

Biography

She was raised in Graham, North Carolina, USA.

In high school, Robertson was a basketball standout, averaging more than 30 points a game.

In 1963, at age 19, Jeanne was named Miss North Carolina. While she held the crown of Miss North Carolina, Robertson spoke 500 times in one year.

She said:

“I had developed a reputation for being funny. It was like a duck to water. I just love speaking.”

Robertson later added:

”We didn’t have the internet, cassettes hadn’t been invented… but word of mouth began to spread.”

Following her Miss North Carolina reign, Jeanne used the scholarship funds to fund her college education at Auburn University (public research and Land-grant university in Auburn). There, she played on its basketball team and joined Alpha Gamma Delta.

In 1967, Robertson majored in physical education.

In 1980, Jeanne was designated a Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association, an American based association which supports professional speakers.

In 2000, the NCAA Southeastern Conference named Robertson Auburn University’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2003, The Miss North Carolina Organization named Robertson as its Woman of Achievement.

YouTube

For decades, her speeches were mostly limited to meetings and conventions, however, with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to Jeanne’s authentic humor when her YouTube videos suddenly went viral.

Jeanne started her YouTube channel on May 8, 2008.

In the present day, her channel has more than 233,000 subscribers and over 74 million views.

Her most popular YouTube clip is titled – ”Jeanne Robertson “Don’t send a man to the grocery store!.” The video was published on July 8, 2009, and it has over 11 million views. The video milks uproarious laughs from the story of her husband’s ill-fated trip to get a few items from the store.

Her second most popular video is named – ”JEANNE ROBERTSON VIDEO! Don’t Bungee Jump Naked!.” The video has more than 6 million views and it was published on October 26, 2009.

Books

On October 1st, 1995, she published her first book, titled – ”Mayberry Humor Across the U. S. A.”

On December 31st, 1990, Jeanne released her second book, named – ”Humor: The Magic of Genie.”

On August 1st, 1998, Robertson published her third book, entitled – ”Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away.” The book is based on more than three decades of experience and it provides a practical and informative system for gathering life-experience stories which lead to remarkable presentations.

Husband

She married Jerry Robertson, a graduate of Duke University who received his master’s degree and doctorate at the University of North Carolina.

They are both members of Elon University’s Phoenix Club that supports the athletic program.

Children

The couple has one son, named – Beaver Robertson who is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall.

Quotes

“The humorist weaves the longer stories with a point. We don’t go ‘after’ anybody. I’m telling my life!”

“I have a cast of characters and one of my biggest challenges is to make sure on every tape I have included a drop-dead funny story about all of my cast of characters.”

“I want them to laugh just as long, just as hard, and enjoy me just as much.”

”Things happen on a daily basis that are really funny, but people often let the funny stuff get away, either because they don’t notice it as funny, or they don’t make it a priority to look for it.”

“When I started speaking for money in the ’60s, I was talking about being a 6’2″ former Miss America contestant who wanted to shoot hoop shots in the talent competition.”

 “There’s a big difference between comedy and humor.”

Trivia

Jeanne has said that her favorite television series is The Andy Griffith Show, an American situation comedy that premiered on October 3, 1960. The television series ran 249 half-hour episodes.

She describes her material as family humor.

Jeanne said:

“I don’t call myself a Christian comedian.”

Robertson went on to say:

”I am a Christian, but I want everyone to look at each other and say we’re all different, but look, we’re laughing at the same thing. We must be alike.”

In 2001, for “her popularity on the speaking circuit, her award-winning ways, and her representation of North Carolina,” The North Carolina Press Association named Robertson as its North Carolinian of the Year.

On April 29, 2008, to honor the 1,300 volunteers who donate time to work at the White House, Jeanne spoke at the White House for National Volunteer Week. 

Jeanne was featured on the Jeff Foxworthy radio show Blue Collar Comedy. Jeff is a standup comedian and host who has been a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White.

In addition, Foxworthy had his own sitcom in the 1990s simply named – ”The Jeff Foxworthy Show.” 

She taught physical education for 8 years in North Carolina.

Robertson is Methodist. Methodism is a group of Protestant denominations. The World Methodist Council comprises over 41 million Methodists in 138 countries. The founder of Methodism was John Wesley, a Church of England minister who sought to challenge the religious assumptions of the day.

Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth

Robertson earned most of her wealth from her comedy shows. In addition, Jeanne has a YouTube channel that has over 74 million views (about $148,000 in revenue).

Moreover, Jeanne has nine nationally released DVDs as well as three books – Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away, Mayberry Humor Across the USA, and Humor: The Magic of Genie. Therefore, Jeanne Robertson has an estimated net worth of $0.7 million.

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References

https://www.schooloflaughs.com/jeanne-robertson-comedy-ep-148/
https://rikroberts.com/interview-with-jeanne-robertson/
https://www.axs.com/interview-jeanne-robertson-on-embracing-the-internet-and-staying

7 thoughts on “Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth, Bio, Husband, Son, Quotes      ”

  1. VERY,VERY,FUNNY!!
    I just moved back to Nebraska from North Carolina.(3 years there)
    Lots of funny stories from there. One, I would like to share with
    Jeanne. Typical southern humor.

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  2. During this CVQ I have my spirits lifted listening to Jeanne’s stories. It puts a smile on my face and laughter in my heart. I live in Lords Valley PA and sometimes I feel like the only person with a pulse for miles around .. One of my favorites Jeanne stories is the Toothpick Man, and Magnetic Personality.
    You are a true gift Jeanne. God Bless You and your family.

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  3. I love listening to you, I found you by accident on the computer and now while everyone is watching t v I break out my laptop and look you up, you make a dull day a little brighter. Don’t ever retire.

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    • Jeannie, I started watching you by accident, had never heard of you. Please know, you’ve been a life saver for me! I can’t watch the news anymore, it scares me to death. Please know that you have given me many happy moments in these uncertain times. Thank you so much!

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  4. Thanks for the laughs! While researching another comedian I came across your name. I have been spreading the word to my friends. We need laughter, especially during this times.

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  5. I cannot stop laughing. You have the ability to make Folks you are talking directly to them. We all need humor in our Lives. Especially these days with COVID scaring us all to death and being unable to see our Children and Grandchildren. You and I were both born in September. I was born on the 23rd in 1941. I lost my Beloved Husband last year and I don’t laugh as much anymore. He made me laugh every morning. He would tell stories like you do but he would be laughing himself while telling them that whether or not they were funny, you couldn’t help but laugh. I miss him terribly but watching you this afternoon, I was smiling and laughing and thinking how much Ray would be enjoying your stories. Thank you. I cry every day but for a short while this afternoon I was laughing. God Bless you.

    Barbara Cochran

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