Jim Hightower Biography
Jim Hightower is an illustrious American progressive political activist, author, and syndicated columnist known for his monthly newsletter called The Hightower Lowdown. From 1983 to 1991, he served as the eighth Agriculture Commissioner of Texas.
Jim Hightower Age
Jim Hightower was born on 11 January 1943, in Denison, Grayson County, Texas, in the United States. He is 80 years old.
Jim Hightower Height
Jim’s height is 5 feet 11 inches (Approx. 1.8m).
Jim Hightower Family
He is a local of Denison, Texas, in the United States. He grew up in a working-class family. Additionally, Jim was raised in a family of tenant farmers, working folks, and small business people. Nevertheless, he has not revealed the identity of his parents or if he has siblings due to his secretive nature.
Jim Hightower Wife
Previously, he was married to his wife Susan DeMarco in 1973. Sadly, she passed away in 2018 ending their forty-five years of marriage union. However, it is also not clear whether they had any children.
Jim Hightower Education
He attended the University of North Texas in Denton and graduated with a bachelor of arts in government. While schooling at North Texas, he was the student body president, a freshman class senator, and the sophomore class president. Furthermore, Jim also joined Columbia University in New York City where he majored in international affairs.
Jim Hightower Salary
He earns an ample salary of $145,000 annually. This is according to The Progressive Populist regular contributors’ salaries.
Jim Hightower’s Net Worth
Jim has been able to garner decent career earnings over the years and has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Jim Hightower Lowdown
He currently serves as the writer for The Hightower Lowdown, a monthly newsletter that has at least 135,000 subscribers. Further, the newsletter is well-known for its investigative reporting including the George W. Bush administration criticism which Jim contended was beholden to corporate conservatives and extremists.
Moreso, the Alternative Press Award for the best national newsletter, and the newsletter has also been a recipient of the Independent Press Association Award. Through his newsletter, Jim also noted his support for the Rights of Nature movement in January 2022.