John Green is an American award-winning, best-selling author and popular YouTube content creator. He was named the 100 Most Influential People by the Times magazine in 2014.
John Green Bio; Family, Brother, Education
John Michael Green was born on 27 August 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Just after his birth, his family moved to Michigan, then later Birmingham, Alabama, and finally to Orlando, Florida. He was raised by parents Mike Green and Sydney Green along with his younger brother Hank Green. His brother Hank, aged 40 is a video blogger, internet producer, musician, author and entrepreneur.
John attended Glenridge Middle School and Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. Later, he went to Indian Springs School outside of Birmingham, Alabama, graduating in 1995. He graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in English and Religious studies in 2000. After graduation, he worked as a student chaplain at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for five months.
Author Of Bestselling Books
John began his career as a publishing assistant and production editor for Booklist in Chicago. During that time, he began writing his first book, Looking for Alaska, which was published on 3 March 2005. The book won the annual Michael L. Printz Award by the American Library Association in 2006 and appeared on ALA’s annual list, “Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults.”
Green released his second book, An Abundance of Katherines on 21 September 2006. Likewise, he released fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars in 2012, which debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list. His other bestselling books and novels include Paper Towns (2008), The John Green ESampler (2011), and Turtles All the Way Down (2017). The movie based on his novel Paper Towns was released on July 24, 2015. Moreover, he has co-authored several books such as Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances (2008), Will Grayson, Will Grayson (2010), What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011), and Indy Writes Books: A Book Lover’s Anthology (2014).
His Other Ventures
In 2007, John launched a YouTube channel named Vlogbrothers with his brother, Hank Green. As of now, the channel reached more than 3.31 million subscribers.
The duo launched projects and events like Project for Awesome and VidCon, and online series including Crash Course, aimed to educate high school students.
In 2009, the Green brothers launched Truth or Fail, a YouTube game show, and VidCon, an annual conference for the online video community in 2010. Moreover, from 2013 to 2018, John appeared as the frontman for the YouTube channel for the magazine Mental Floss. Later, in 2015, he and his brother Hank started a weekly podcast titled Dear Hank & John. In 2018, he launched his solo podcast named The Anthropocene Reviewed. There, he reviews different facets of the Anthropocene, the epoch that includes significant human impact on the environment, on a five-star scale.
How Much Is John Green’s Net Worth?
The multi-talented personality has amassed earnings in millions from his books and other ventures. His net worth is contributed by his best-selling books and projects.
John’s net worth reached $9 million in 2014, but the figure has been increasing over years.
His Married Life; Wife, Kids
The 42-year-old has been relishing a married life with his wife Sarah Urist Green over a decade. The duo exchanged the wedding vows on 21 May 2006. The duo first met while John was dating Sarah’s boxing partner and later began their relationship.
Sarah, aged 40 is an Art museum curator and the host of the PBS program The Art Assignment. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a master’s degree in art history. The couple has two children; a son named Henry Green (born on 20 January 2010), and a daughter named Alice Green (born on 3 June 2013).
Some Interesting Facts About John Green
- John is the recipient of numerous awards including Edgar Allan Poe Award (2009), Corine Literature Prize (2010), Indiana Authors Award (2012), Children’s Choice Book Awards (2013), and mtvU Fandom Awards (2014).
- He struggled with severe anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder for a long time.
- Initially, he wanted to become an Episcopal priest but his experiences of working in a hospital with children suffering from life-threatening diseases inspired him to become an author.
- Green asked the then-President Barack Obama whether they should name their unborn daughter Eleanor or Alice and see Obama’s wonderful reply here.
- He is a massive fan of the English Premier League club, Liverpool.