Matt James Biography
Matt James is an American businessman, television personality, and former football player. James is famous for being the first African-American lead for The Bachelor season. He was working at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Matt James Age
James was born on December 5, 1991, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is hence, 31 years old as of 2022.
Matt James Height
James stands at a height of 1.89m, and his weight is 76kg.
Matt James Family
James was raised by his parents Manny and Patty James in Raleigh, North Carolina. But his mother did the best part of raising him as he grew up. He is biracial with a White American mother and a Black Nigerian father, he, however, identifies as black.
Matt James Wife
James was in a relationship with Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, they actually left as a couple during the season 25 finale. However, they finally broke up after Rachael’s social media controversy about racism. As of now, we do not know if he is single, dating, or married. No information is available concerning his having children.
Matt James Career
James went to Sanderson High School and graduated in 2010. He later joined Wake Forest University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2015. During his time at the university, Matt received the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team from 2011 to 2014. Further, he had mini-camp tryouts with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints of the National Football League in May and June 2015. However, none of the teams signed him. James worked at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before he came to New York City. In addition, he also worked for CBRE Group, Incorporation, which is a commercial real estate company in New York City. Besides, Matt is the founder of ABC Food Tours, a non-profit organization. This organization educates children in underserved communities about food and exercise in New York City.
James and Tyler Cameron, The Bachelorette contestant who is his friend and work colleague, played football at Wake Forest University. Tyler’s mother is the one who nominated James to be a contestant on The Bachelorette before she passed on. Originally, James was cast to be a contestant for season 16 of The Bachelorette and starred as Clare Crawley. However, filming was delayed because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and he was hence, selected to be the next Bachelor for season 25 of The Bachelor. In fact, James is the first Black Bachelor lead in the show’s history.
Matt James Salary
James earns a fine salary of $108,000 annually.
Matt James’ Net Worth
James’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. His primary income is his job as a television personality.
Social Media Accounts
James is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.