Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth, Husband (Jerry Robertson), Biography

Jeanne Robertson was 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

Robertson was born on September 21, 1943. 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 that 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.

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

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

Jeanne Robertson and her husband Jerry Robertson
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They are both members of Elon University’s Phoenix Club that supports the athletic program.

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Children

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

Death

Jeanne passed away on August 21, 2021, at age 77.

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.”

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Trivia

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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.

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. 

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Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth

Robertson earned most of her wealth from her comedy shows. In addition, Jeanne has a YouTube channel that has over 114 million views (about $250,000 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, at the time of her death, professional speaker Jeanne Robertson had an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Featured image source – © Guliver / Getty Images.

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References

https://gazette.com/arts-entertainment/humorist-jeanne-robertson-set-to-perform
https://www.axs.com/interview-jeanne-robertson-on-embracing

20 thoughts on “Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth, Husband (Jerry Robertson), Biography”

  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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  6. I like many others found you on The You Tube Channel .In 2017 with in 3 months I had lost a daughter to Liver Cancer which she battled 3 other cancer before the final blow from liver cancer. I lost her in September in October 4 weeks from Cindy’s death I lost a grand daughter in an auto wreck. Then in December I lost a son in law which was more like a son and was a rock for our family. Needless to say these past 3 yrs have been moving thru those losses and trying to get some kind of life style. When I found you on The You Tube Channel I told all my daughter’s and others about you and told them you were what we needed to laugh and give ourselves some good medicine. We have laughed more watching you this past week than we have in the past 3 yrs. You cannot not explain the feelings you go thru and think you are making sense you think you are doing ok and then you feel like you are starting all over again from the beginning. God has given you the gift of laughter and I can not tell you what you mean to my family. The daughter that lost her husband said she laughed untill she was crying but she said it felt wonderful. God Bless you and your family 👪❤❤🌺🌺🌺

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  7. STARTED WATCHING YOU JUST RECENTLY…..AND OF COURSE I HAD TO SHARE……WHAT A FUN TIME MY FRIENDS HAVE HAD STAYING IN LOCK DOWN SELF ASSISTED HOMES, THEY COMPLAINED TO ME THAT THEIR EYES WERE PUFFY & SWOLLEN FROM LAUGHING SO HARD. WE CERTAINLY ENJOY THE STORIES.

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  8. Happy birthday! We are the same age although you are 6 days older and taller. I am curious about your husband’s parents. He and I have the same last name and he looks a bit like my cousins on my father’s side. My dad came from Ala. and then Florida and was one of six children who are now scattered everywhere.
    I went to Emory, but taught in the Nursing school at UNC and met my husband there around the time you might have been there. We both love your shows and the accent. We have lived in DC and New England for so long that we just love to hear you all talk.😍 Thank you! Best wishes, Donna Robertson Baughcum

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  9. Jeanne,
    I, also, found you by accident….I’ve had a sinus infection for last 3 days…being bored…I selected comedy on U Tube…there you were…I’m always ready try anything new….(.I’m 73 yrs old.)..your humor made my day!…it couldn’t happened at a better time …it’s the day after the Presidential election,… I’ll watch your CDs till they announce the winner…I’m sure it will be days till then..
    Thank you for lifting my days,..

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  10. Jeanne I am an avid fan and I can relate to LB as my husband was one. He passed 3 years ago so I am alone now. I watch you on UTUBE every night before going to sleep. I know your stories by heart and it relaxes me at night.My LB was a college professor and the most intelligent person I ever knew. In grad school I has to take a Stat class from him and we still remained married in spite of that. love to you and yours. Linda Renz

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  11. In theses times I often have a challenge on my hands to find “clean” entertainment for our whole family. I must tell you there have been so many big belly laughs from our grandjoys as well as ourselves (over 65). I’m so glad your “light” is shinning to help others to remember “baton” when we are challenged at any age, about big or small matters. One day at the dentist the computer “farkled” and the staff were so sorry they would not be able to complete my dental hygiene and I would have to return, one-way 45 minutes the next day. I explained, it’s not important. Why don’t we just worry about something that really matters. They all laughed out loud and on went my “pageant smile”. I haven’t been in any “educational improvement” pageants, but who knows; there’s still time. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Tks so much for your generous humor. Best to Norma Rose.

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  12. I have watched your YouTube videos for a few years now. Love your clean humor. Had my sister’s watch one of your videos and they got hooked too. My favorite were the Grand Canyon rafting trip. When you told about the tent, I just about died laughing so hard. I watch your videos over and over again. I even had to Google what Left Brain meant. So I guess I am one. Just love all you videos. Thanks for all the laughs.

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  13. My friend LyLa introduced you to me this week in Texas. I have needed to laugh and you have certainly provided me with a wonderfully healing opportunity! You are especially delightful to me because you are funny and most “comedy’ today is NOT!! Thank you for the joy you have brought to our messed up world!!

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  14. hey jeanne i love my job and you make it more fun by just listening to you and knowing that your humor comes from everyday experiences

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  15. Love u, love u, love u! I can relate to your stories. What a wonderful family u have….so normal! I’ m so, so, so sorry about LB. you & I are the same age. OLD ha! See u Oct. 28 2021 in Ohio.

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  16. We’re missing you, Jeanne.
    My heart is heavy right now.
    Thank you for all the great work you did. I enjoyed seeing and meeting you in Virginia.
    Promise You, though, I will laugh again and keep laughing.
    Sorrowfully,
    LMH

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  17. I just found out about Jerry and Jeanne Robertson passing. I’m on You Tube watching her and sniffing.She brought so much fun into my life. I will miss her gentle humor.

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