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Jeanne Robertson Net Worth $1 Million

What was Jeanne Robertson’s net worth at the time of her death?

Jeanne Robertson was an American author, popular radio personality, Hall of Fame speaker, and award-winning humorist, who had a net worth of $1 million at the time of her death. She helped thousands of people add humor to their lives.

She illustrates how a sense of humor can play an integral part in 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.”


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.


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.


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.


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 were both members of Elon University’s Phoenix Club which supports the athletic program.

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


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


“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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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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Net Worth

So, how was Jeanne Robertson 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). Therefore, at the time of her death, American professional speaker Jeanne Robertson had an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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.

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Kathryn C. White

Saturday 11th of December 2021

I have been watching since 2016 when I lay in the floor at a hospital while my 39 year old daughter was waiting to meet her Lord and Savior. She gave me strength to hold on and gave my laugh back. I was more than 4 hours away from any family and church family but was given her to show me that I was not alone in such a dark place. She has been a person that has lifted many spirits out of the dark pits. I am forever blessed to have been a part of her kindred spirit. Thankfully she will live forever here on earth as long as it endures.

Dolores Arlene Shilling

Sunday 5th of September 2021

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.

Laura Meryl Herring

Friday 27th of August 2021

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

Carol Haislip

Saturday 31st of July 2021

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.

lynn oakley

Friday 21st of May 2021

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