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Jeanne Robertson – Net Worth, Husband (Jerry Robertson), Bio, Quotes  

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

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.

In the present day, her channel has more than 313,000 subscribers and over 99 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

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

© Guliver / Getty Images

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.

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. 

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.

Featured image source – © Guliver / Getty Images.

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References

https://www.schooloflaughs.com/jeanne-robertson-comedy-ep
https://rikroberts.com/interview-with-jeanne-robertson/
https://www.axs.com/interview-jeanne-robertson-on-embracing

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J L SULLIVAN

Saturday 9th of January 2021

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.

LINDA RENZ

Saturday 12th of December 2020

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

Georga Conant

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

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,..

Donna

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

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

CAROLE MCCORKLE

Monday 21st of September 2020

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.