Jon Ronson is a Welsh-born English journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His documentaries like The Men Who Stare at Goats, Them: Adventures with Extremists, and The Psychopath Test have etched their places in history as visionary accomplishments in documentary filmmaking.

Ronson is also a prolific author of nine books and his writings have been featured in publications like The Guardian, Time Out, and City Life.

In this article, we look at the net worth of Jon Ronson.

What is Jon Ronson’s Net Worth? Earnings & Salary Breakdown

As of June 2020, Jon Ronson has a net worth of $5 million. The Welsh-born filmmaker attributes his wealth to his career as a non-fiction writer, producer, director, and filmmaker.

Ronson has written nine non-fiction books, mostly dealing with controversial political issues. His books Them: Adventures With Extremists, The Psychopath Test, Lost At Sea, and The Men Who Stare at Goats, have all been international best-sellers.

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Lost At Sea spent over 52 weeks atop the UK bestseller list and 10 weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

George Clooney in The Men Who Stare at Goats
George Clooney in The Men Who Stare at Goats
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His book, The Men Who Stare at Goats, was turned into an eponymous feature film in 2009, starring George Clooney, Jeff BridgesEwan McGregor, and Kevin Spacey — with McGregor portraying Ronson in the movie.

His work on radio includes a stint with the BBC Radio 4, where he hosted the Jon Ronson on… talk show

In the US, Ronson is a contributor for Public Radio International where he hosts segments on the weekly This American Life program. He has also hosted podcasts like The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August.

Ronson has also lent his pen to write screenplays for movies like Frank and Okja.

Jon Ronson has created over 15 documentaries, most often dealing with fringe political and social issues. His style has been described as “gonzo journalism” and has often been the star of his own documentary and documentary films.

Most of his documentaries aired on Channel 4 including the documentaries The Secret Rulers of the World, Tottenham Ayatollah, Critical Condition, New Klan, The Double Life of Jonathan King, and Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes.

On top of his accomplishments in writing and filmmaking, Ronson was also a musician who performed a spell with the Frank Sidebottom band — the premise of which would be the crux of the 2014 feature film, Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. 

Who is Jon Ronson? His Age and Childhood

Jon Ronson was born in Cardiff, Wales, on May 10, 1967. The 53-year-old attended the nearby Cardiff High School.

After his graduation, he worked at the local radio station, Capital South Wales (then CBC Radio).

He moved to London and pursued a Media Studies degree at the Polytechnic of Central London.

Is Jon Ronson Married? Does He Have Children?

Jon Ronson is married to his longtime partner, Elaine Patterson. For the most part, their relationship has been closely guarded save for close friends and family.

Jon Ronson's son, Joel Ronson
Jon Ronson’s son, Joel Ronson
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Nonetheless, they have a son together, Joel Ronson. Joel is an aspiring musician and producer who produces original music and score for movies.

Jon lives with his family in upstate New York and officially became an American citizen in 2020.