Alan Jones is an Australian right-wing commentator and former radio broadcaster Know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Salary and Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||13 April 1941|
|Place of Birth||Oakey, Australia|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Parents||Charlie Thomas, Elizabeth ‘Beth’|
|Siblings||Robert Charles, Colleen|
|Profession||Australian right-wing commentator and former radio broadcaster|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Last Update||July 2021|
Alan Belford Jones AO is an Australian right-wing commentator and former radio broadcaster. He is a former coach of the Australia national rugby union team and rugby league coach and administrator. He has worked as a school teacher, a speech writer in the office of the Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford. He has received civil and industry awards.
Early Life and Family
Jones was born to farmer and coal miner Charlie Thomas (1906–90) and former school teacher Elizabeth ‘Beth’ (née Belford) (1906–82). Alan was the middle of three children, with an older brother, Robert Charles, and a younger sister, Colleen, both of whom would become school teachers like their mother and brother.Jones was raised on a dairy farm near Oakey in south-east Queensland, attending primary school at Acland State School,before transferring to Toowoomba Grammar School as a boarder.
After leaving school, Jones trained as a teacher at the Kelvin Grove Teachers College (now part of the Queensland University of Technology) in Brisbane. In 1961, he commenced his teaching career at a state primary school, Ironside State School in the inner suburbs of Brisbane.In 1963, he obtained a position at Brisbane Grammar School, a private secondary school for boys, where he remained until the end of 1969
. Throughout this period he also studied part-time at the University of Queensland for a Bachelor of Arts degree, which he was awarded in 1967. Apart from his teaching duties at Brisbane Grammar, Jones additionally proved to be a highly successful sporting coach in athletics, tennis, and, later, rugby union.
In 1970, Jones was appointed Senior English Master at The King’s School, Parramatta in Sydney. Again Jones was also heavily involved in coaching a number of sports with considerable success, including progressing to coaching the First XV rugby union side, which he took to the championship in an unbeaten season in 1974. At the end of the first term in 1975, following a meeting with the school’s principal, Jones chose to resign from the school.
Alan Jones Wife
Jones has never been married and has no children.He resides in Sydney.There is not any information available on social mediaabout his relationship status and personal Life.
Alan Jones Net Worth
Alan Belford Jones AO is an Australian right-wing commentator and former radio broadcaster who has an estimated Net Worth of $5 Million in 2021.
In 1974, a parent at The King’s School, Parramatta, Doug Anthony, leader of the Country Party (now the National Party of Australia) in the Australian Parliament, offered Jones a position with the party in Canberra.In 1975, Jones sought party preselection as the candidate for the Federal parliamentary seat of Eden-Monaro, but lost the bid.
In 1978, he was the candidate for the July 1978 by-election for the NSW state seat of Earlwood for the Liberal Party of Australia, formerly held by deposed Liberal leader Sir Eric Willis. He lost what had been considered a “safe seat”.Jones again contested the seat for the Liberal Party at the 1978 New South Wales state election held in October; the Australian Labor Party candidate was returned with a greater majority.
In September 1979, Jones stood for Liberal preselection for the Federal Division of North Sydney, placing third in the ballot. The winning candidate, Peter Solomon was later disendorsed, but Jones did not re-contest the ballot in March 1980, with John Spender taking preselection and winning the seat.In 1986, Jones nominated for the Liberal preselection for the Federal Division of Wentworth in Sydney, but was a late withdrawal from the ballot; the preselection and seat was won by future Liberal leader Dr John Hewson.
In July 2008 Jones underwent surgery for prostate cancer.In December 2008, he had surgery to remove a benign brain tumour.Jones had back surgery in November 2016 and neck operations which caused him to be off air for four months.In November 2018, Jones was hospitalised for severe back pain and again was off air.
In 1985, Jones joined the Sydney AM radio station 2UE as the morning show host after long-time host John Laws left for 2GB.Laws returned to 2UE in 1988 to again host the morning show, so from March of that year Jones was moved to the breakfast slot from 5.30 am to 9.00 am. On changing to the breakfast show, Jones first adopted the program’s long-time opening and closing theme music, “Gloria” by Laura Branigan.
By the mid-1990s Jones’ audience share in the Sydney market was up to 22%, giving him the largest radio audience in Sydney, and, including his transmissions into regional and interstate markets, possibly the largest radio audience in Australia.
In 2008, Jones’ audience numbers began to fall, with competition from ABC Radio 702, although he retained his number one position. In 2011, Jones had an audience share of 19.2 per cent, still the largest for a radio commentator in Sydney. In 2012 Jones retained the largest share, with 18.5% of the Sydney radio audience,although this represented an average number of listeners of just 151,000 out of a listening audience of 469,000 and a possible Sydney audience of 4.1 million, and was down from 185,000 in 2006 despite an increase in population.
In November 2014, Jones celebrated having the highest share in Sydney breakfast radio for 100 consecutive radio rating surveys.In May 2020 Jones announced he would retire from his role at 2GB at the end of that month.He cited ill health, however some news outlets have stated that it was a forced resignation after making controversial comments about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last year cost his breakfast program large sums of money from advertisers. Some of that revenue has never returned.
From 2013, Jones began co-hosting a political discussion program on Sky News Australia with Graham Richardson named Richo + Jones. The episode on 22 April 2014 was the twentieth most watched show on subscription television reaching 39,000 viewers and was the channel’s second highest broadcast that day.An episode on 17 June, featuring a live interview with Clive Palmer, was the seventeenth most watched show on subscription television and the most watched broadcast on Sky News with 43,000 viewers.The program has since been retitled Jones & Co and co-hosted by Peta Credlin.