Jesse James is a television personality and former CEO of now defunct West Coast Choppers, a manufacturer of custom-made motorcycles. Jesse James was the host of the reality TV shows Jesse James is a Dead Man on Spike TV and Monster Garage, on the Discovery Channel, and the focus of the documentary Motorcycle Mania, also on Discovery. Jesse James also appeared in the Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 video game.
Jesse James’ latest venture is chronicling his custom builds at his Austin Speed Shop in his new TV series, Jesse James Outlaw Garage which premiered on April 9, 2012 on the Discovery Channel.
Jesse James was the owner of the Cisco Burger restaurant, which opened on April 28, 2006, just down the street from West Coast Choppers. The 1950s style hamburger stand—named after his beloved pit bull who is now deceased—featured Angus beef burgers, low-fat burritos, organic vegetables, and biodegradable wrappings. It has officially closed.
Jesse James also has partial ownership in the South Austin Speed Shop in Austin, Texas. Other business ventures include the Chopperdogs fan club and the Jesse’s Girl clothing line. Since 2006, James has nationally published Garage magazine.
How Jesse James Made His Money – Customizing Motorcycles and Television
Estimated Net Worth: $100 Million
Birthday: April 19, 1969
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