J.D. Vance Net Worth

Net Worth $ 10,000,000
Real name James Donald Vance
Source of Wealth Writing, Politics
Profession Author, Politician & Senator
Spouse/Partner Usha Chilukuri
Date of Birth Aug 2, 1984
Zodiac Leo
Age 38
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 175 cm / 5 ft 8 inch
Nationality American
Siblings 1

J.D.Vance’s net worth is estimated at $10 million 💵

Biography and early life

J.D. Vance was born in Middleton, Ohio, United States as the second child of parents Donald Dowman and Bev Vance. His parents got divorced when he was still a toddler, so he and his 5-years older sister were raised by his grandparents.

He graduated from his hometown's public Middletown High School and joined the US Marine Corps. Afterward, he attended Ohio State University and studied political science and philosophy.

Soon after, he was accepted to Yale Law University, earning a Juris Doctor degree[1] .


Vance’s career started as a law clerk for Senator John Cornyn in 2013.

After that, in 2014, he started working as a litigation associate at a corporate law firm and later moved to San Francisco to work in the tech industry, spending a year as the director of an optogenetics firm.

In 2016, Vance became the principal at Mithril Capital Management. That same year, his book “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” was published by the publishing house “Harper”. The book was on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2016 and 2017, and it was called ‘one of the six best books to help understand Trump’s win’.

In 2017, he was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Price and won an Audie Award for Nonfiction.

That same year, Vance joined the investment firm “Revolution LLC”, which focused on investments in impoverished regions outside Silicon Valley and New York. He also became a CNN contributor and signed a contract for a film version of his book “Hillbilly Elegy” which was released on Netflix in 2020.


In 2018, Vance expressed his interest in politics and considered running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican; however, he declined to run.

In 2019, Vance became the co-founder of Narya Capital, and the following year, in 2020, he managed to raise $93 million for the company.

In 2021, he wanted to run for the Senate seat. Vance was supported by wealthy men like billionaire Peter Thirl[2]and billionaire Robert Mercer[3] , who gave him millions for his political campaign.

In 2022, Vance won the Republican primary and is now the U.S. Senator-elect from Ohio.[4] .

On a different note, Vance’s career is also marked by his relationship with Donald Trump. At first, he criticized Trump and thought his proposals were immoral and absurd. However, later on, he changed his opinion and said that Trump is:

“One of the few political leaders in America that recognized the frustration that exists in large parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and so forth”.

Vance continued to support Trump in 2020 and believed Trump lost the 2020 presidential election because of widespread voter fraud.[5]

Also, check the net worth of Senator Jamie Raskin.

Most famous for

J.D. Vance came to prominence with the book he wrote, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” which became a New York Times bestseller. Allegedly, the biggest reason for this book's widespread popularity and Vance’s in that aspect is how he explained ex-president Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican Party.

J.D. Vance’s political beliefs and standings

  • He is against abortion after 15 weeks and believes the States should set abortion laws.[6]
  • He believes parents with children should have “a bigger say in how democracy functions” than non-parents.[7]
  • During his Senate campaign in 2022, Vance said that President Joe Biden was flooding Ohio with illegal drugs.
  • He is called a populist conservative. [8]

Personal life and relationships

Vance is married to Usha Chilukuri [8] , a litigator of Indian heritage based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. They have three children.

The couple met while they were both studying at Yale University.

What you didn’t know about J.D.Vance

  • He spoke openly about the adverse childhood consequences when he lived with his mother, who humiliated him, who was an alcoholic, a drug user, and often suicidal.


  • Vance was influenced by his Yale professor, Amy Chua, a writer, to write his own memoir book.
  • Vance was raised as a conservative protestant but wanted to convert to Catholicism, so in 2019, he was baptized in a Roman Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.


American conservative Senator and author, J.D. Vance, is estimated at around $10 million as of 2022 at only 38. He made his fortune due to his bestseller memoir book “Hillbilly Elegy” and his years as a venture capitalist and politician.


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  2. Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, November 24). Peter Thiel. Wikipedia. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thiel

  3. Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, June 25). Robert Mercer. Wikipedia. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mercer 

  4. Tribune Chronicle. (2021, October 23). Vance spouts Trump talking points on 2020 election loss. tribtoday.com. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2021/10/vance-spouts-trump-talking-points-on-2020-election-loss/ 

  5. Wagner, J. (2021, September 24). Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance argues against need for rape and incest exceptions in Abortion Laws. The Washington Post. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/vance-abortion-rape/2021/09/24/c3007318-1d32-11ec-8380-5fbadbc43ef8_story.html 

  6. Guardian News and Media. (2021, July 26). Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance blames America's woes on 'the childless left'. The Guardian. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/26/ohio-senate-candidate-jd-vance 

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