Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Dec 2022

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Updated On November 8, 2022

Heidelberg, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany

Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter as well as a musician. Jackson Browne has sold over 18 million albums in the United States till now.

Is  Jackson Browne a COVID-19 patient?

yes, the 71-year-old singer Jackson Browne also contracted COVID-19. He has revealed to Rolling Stone that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

He told that publication about his self-quarantine as soon as he started feeling sick. Likewise, he also wants everyone to do what he did, whether they are feeling healthy or not.

He emphasizes that with so many seemingly not being tested, being away from others is essential – particularly as people can be transmitters and asymptomatic.

He told that, though the individual doesn’t have symptoms, they might have it and might be able to pass it on to Rolling Stone in the story that is also posted on his official site.

Similarly, he wants everyone especially young ones to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, staying at home and not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody.

He was examined after having a small cough and a temperature. This happened before compulsory lockdown orders in several states.

Similarly, he is not sure when and where he contracted the virus. Browne even said, he was recently in New York City for the Love Rocks NYC benefit.
As New York City has the most maximum cases of coronavirus in the US, a White House public health expert advised everyone who later left the city should self-quarantine for two weeks in an aim to slow the pandemic.

He has said that he is feeling well and recovering at home. Moreover, his symptoms are pretty mild, so he doesn’t require any kind of medication and certainly no hospitalization.

The legendary singer had also sent a message to younger folks “I think what young people need to know everywhere, they may be less likely, but they have to treat it.”

He is particularly centering on younger generations and seeking to spread the message regarding COVID-19 to them. Hope for his speedy recovery!

Early Life and Childhood

Jackson Browne is 74 years old. He was born as Clyde Jackson Browne on October 9, 1948, in Heidelberg, Germany.

His father’s name is Clyde Jack Browne who is an American serviceman and was posted for his job assignment with the Stars and Stripes newspaper. His mother’s name is Beatrice Amanda. She was a Minnesota native of Norwegian ancestry.

Likewise, he has three siblings. Roberta “Barbie”, Edward Severin Browne, and a younger sister named Gracie Browne. He alongside his family moved to his grandfather’s house, in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles at the age of three.

His grandfather’s name is Abbey San Encino. Moreover, he belongs of American nationality but has not mentioned his ethnic background.

During his teen days, he started singing folk songs in local venues such as the Ash Grove and The Troubador Club. Moving toward his educational background, he attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, graduating in 1966.

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Caption: Jackson Browne posing with his sin for a photo (Source: Zimbio)

Net worth

Speaking of Jackson Browne’s earnings, he earned a decent sum of money through his work. His estimated net worth is around $50 Million.

His major source of income is his musical career. Likewise, he is one of the richest singers in the United States.

He has owned several real estates which also including 100-acre property in the Hollister Ranch Community outside of Santa Barbara, land in California, 4000 square-foot home in Los Angeles, and a rural outside of Aptos in California.

However, he has not revealed information regarding his cars. Likewise, he is living a lavish lifestyle on his good fortune.

Relationship status

Reflecting on Jackson Browne’s relationship status, he has been in a long-term relationship with the artist and environmental activist Dianna Cohen.

She is a co-founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, since the mid-1990s.

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Caption: Jackson Browne posing along with his girlfriend (Source: Getty Images)

He married twice and also has two children. He married firstly Phyllis Major who was an actress and model. The duo began dating each other in around 1971.

They have a son Ethan Zane Browne. His son is a model as well as an actor who was born in 1973 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and grew up in Los Angeles.

Later in late 1975, Jackson Browne and Phyllis Major married. Major died by suicide after consuming an overdose of barbiturates a few months later, in March 1976.

In January 1981, he remarried the Australian model Lynne Sweeney. The couple has a son, Ryan Browne who was born on January 28, 1982. However, they divorced in 1983 when he began dating actress Daryl Hannah.

Sadly, their relationship ended in 1992 after allegations of abusing her.

Previously, he has been in other relationships with Joni Mitchell (1972), Salli Sachse (1971), Laura Nyro (1970 – 1971), Catherine James (1969), Nico (1966 – 1967), and Eve Babitz.

Furthermore, he has been successful to maintain a clean image in his professional field and is currently not linked with any controversial acts.

Professional life

Talking about Jackson Browne’s professional life, he is a singer-songwriter, musician as well as an activist who has sold above 18 million albums in the United States.

Growing to fame in the 1970s, he has composed and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”.

In 2004, he was initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and also presented an honorary doctorate of music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

In 2015, he got ranked 37th in its list of the “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” by Rolling Stone.

Likewise, he started his singing career after founding a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and presenting at the Golden Bear (Huntington Beach, California). The band presented for The Lovin’ Spoonful in 1966.

Later they recorded many of Browne’s songs, including  “Holding”, and “These Days”, “Shadow Dream Song”. In 1971, he signed a contract with his manager David Geffen’s Asylum Records and issued his first album, Jackson Browne (1972).

His first debut album topped at the 53rd position on Billboard 200 and produced the hit singles, ‘Doctor My Eyes, and ‘Rock Me On the Water.’


In October, he then issued his second album ‘For Everyman’, starring the hit single ‘Redneck Friend’. Later he got Grammy Award nominations for his album Late for the Sky’(1974), ‘The Pretender’(1976), and ‘Running on Empty (1977).

Similarly, he topped the charts with his 1980 album ‘Hold Out.’ In 1983, he released his album ‘Layers in Love.’ It was one of his hit albums that produced the all-time hit single, ‘Somebody’s Baby’.

In 1986, he released the album Lives in the Balance’ which peaked in the number two position in Sweden.

After 1989

In 1989, his album ‘World in Motion was released which directs nuclear disarmament issues. However, the album failed to impress music critics.

Then, he again made his comeback to the limelight through his album “I’m Alive” which produced singles like I’m Alive, ‘Everywhere I Go’, and ‘Sky Blue and Black. He released the 1996 album ‘Looking East’ which spoke about political and social conditions.

Similarly, he released the album The Naked Ride Home in 2002. On September 23, 2008, he released his studio album, Time the Conqueror, which topped at #2 on the Billboard Independent Album chart.

In 2011, he worked along with rock music legend, Buddy Holly on his tribute album named, ‘Listen to Me: Buddy Holly.

On October 7, 2014, he released his 14th studio album named Standing in the Breach. Since 2016 he plays himself and sings in episode 10 of the Showtime series Roadies.

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Caption: Jackson Browne captured during his stage performance (Source: Pollstar)

Other work

Furthermore, he also engaged himself in other charity work by doing several concerts and also is an environmental activist.

He was active in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States and also established the organization MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) with Bonnie Raitt and John Hall in 1979.

He also engaged himself in a campaign like “Plastic Free Backstage” for which he has been honored several times.

Likewise, he even attended the TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch conference, and performed a new song, “If I Could Be Anywhere”, which expresses mankind’s destruction of the earth and gives hope to activism.


Jackson Browne gained the award for several musical and environmental awards so far. His music has received six Grammy Award nominations.

In 2002, he won the John Steinbeck Award which was given to artists who illustrate environmental and social values.

In 2004, he was nominated for an honorary Doctor of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles. He has also won the Courage of Conscience Awards from The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

In 2007, he won Chapin-World Hunger Year Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award and he received the NARM Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award in 2008.

In 2018, he received the Gandhi Peace Award from the organization Promoting Enduring Peace. He is one of the first artists to receive the award.


Body measurements

The 71-years-old Jackson Browne has a good personality. He has a great height that stands 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m) and weighs around 84 kg. Likewise, he has a pair of brown eyes with brown hair color.

Therefore, there is no further information regarding his body measurements, shoe size, and dress size.

Social media

Jackson Browne is socially active on media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. He has amassed many social media fan followers.

Likewise, he has a Facebook which goes by @officialjacksonbrowne, and has gained more than 559k fan followers.

On Twitter, he goes by the handle @songsofjbrowne which has amassed  72.2K followers. Additionally, he has around 3.59k followers on his Instagram handle @jackson.browne.official.