James Cox Kennedy is an American media executive, philanthropist and businessman. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1948 and is best known as the owner and chairman of Cox Enterprises, the media conglomerate company, which was established by his maternal grandfather.
The divisions of the company include radio broadcasting, Manheim Auctions, Valpak, newspaper publishing, television publishing, cable systems and internet business to name a few. In the media industry, he is known to be one of the most powerful personalities in the world.
Let us now take a look at the Kennedy Family Tree
Kennedy Grandparents – James M. Cox
Jim’s maternal grandfather was James M. Cox, who was the 46th and 48th Governor of Ohio and the United States representative from Ohio. He also was a Democratic candidate for the President of the United States during the elections of 1920.
Kennedy Parents – Stanley C. Kennedy, Jr. & Barbara Cox Anthony
Jim’s Father Stanley C. Kennedy was an airline executive and his mother, Barbara was the daughter of a businessman and founder of Cox Enterprises. The couple had two children.
Kennedy Spouse – Sarah Kennedy
Jim Kennedy is married to Sarah Kennedy, and the couple together has three children. Sarah is an ardent supporter of her husband and likes to lead a quiet life with her family. She is also known for supporting many charitable causes and donating generous funds for the development and uplifting of the society.
Jim and Sarah Kennedy have a total of three children.
Kennedy Siblings – Blair Parry-Okeden
Blair is Jim’s only sibling and owns about 25% of the Cox Enterprises. She is also the second richest woman in Australia.
Kennedy Cousins – James Cox Chambers, Margaretta Johnson Taylor & Katharine Anne Johnson
James, Margaretta and Katherine are the prominent cousins of the Kennedy family. All three of them are well established and crucial media personalities.
As of 2015, Jim Kennedy has a net worth of USD 9.4 billion. This makes him the 156th richest person in the world and the 54th in all of United States.
Jim attained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the prestigious University of Denver. He also was given an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Kennesaw State University in the year 2003. He and his wife have also received the ‘Philanthropist of the year’ award for their charitable work. Jim is very passionate towards supporting and preserving nature and environment.