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Jim Justice – Bio, Dog, Wiki, Daughter, height, weight & more

Jim Justice - Bio, Dog, Wiki, Daughter, height, weight & more

Jim Justice, (full name James Conley Justice II) is an American businessman and politician, who is currently serving as the 36th governor of West Virginia. Jim has held this post since 2017. Justice’s net worth peaked at $1.2 billion in September 2018, making him the richest individual in West Virginia, but it has dropped since then to almost half, to $513.3 million as of October 2021. He developed a financial empire with over 94 enterprises, including the Greenbrier, a luxury resort near White Sulphur Springs, with the help of a coal mining business that he inherited from his father.

Jim Justice personal info- family, daughter, age, weight, height and more

The West Virginia Governor was born on April 27 1951 and is 70 years of age. He is 6’7” tall and weighs around 194 lbs. Jim Justice is married to Cathy Comer, whom he met while he was still in high school.

Jim Justice & Trump

James (Jay) C. Justice, III, a Virginia Tech graduate who runs the Justice family’s coal and agriculture operations, and Dr Jill Justice, a Marshall University graduate and a graduate of the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA, are the Governor and First Lady’s children. Jill is now the president of Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and works as a physician at the Greenbrier Clinic. Jay’s wife, Catherine Grainger Justice, and Jill’s husband, Adam Long, have recently been added to the Justice family.

Jim Justice Dog

The Justice family has an English Bulldog named Babydog, who is around two years old. Babydog was chosen as the official mascot for the West Virginia Governor’s covid immunisation contest. “If you won’t do it for me, if you won’t do it for your family, you’ve got to get vaccinated for Babydog,” Gov. Justice said. “She wants you vaccinated so badly.”

Jim Justice & Dog

Several times during the COVID-19 pandemic, Babydog has delivered brief but much-needed moments of levity. Governor Justice had Babydog make her first briefing appearance in the run-up to Super Bowl LV to discourage West Virginians from throwing large parties for the big game, claiming that there was no need because Babydog already knew what would happen – and she famously predicted that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win by 31 points. Since then, Babydog has grown to be the most well-known and adored dog in the Mountain State, drawing smiles at each of her subsequent public appearances.

Jim Justice Early Life and Education

Jim Justice is the son of James Conley Justice and Edna Ruth (née Perry) Justice. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia. Justice was raised in West Virginia’s Raleigh County. On an athletic scholarship for golf, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee, but later switched to Marshall University. He led the Thundering Herd golf team for two years at Marshall. Marshall University awarded him both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration.

Jim Justice Career

Justice returned to his family’s agriculture business after college. Justice started Bluestone Farms in 1977, and the company today owns and maintains 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) of farmland on the East Coast of the United States, making it the top grain producer in the country. He also built Stoney Brook Plantation, a 15,000-acre hunting and fishing preserve in Monroe County, during that time. Justice has won the national corn growing championship seven times. Justice assumed ownership of Bluestone Industries and Bluestone Coal Corporation after his father died in 1993. He sold a portion of his coal business to the Russian firm Mechel for $568 million in 2009. After a sharp downturn in coal prices forced Mechel to close some of his mines, he repurchased the company in 2015 for a mere $5 million dollars.

Jim Justice

Justice declared his candidacy for Governor of West Virginia as a member of the Democratic Party in 2015. He was a registered Republican Party member until February 2015, when he changed his registration. This was his first election to a political office. Justice won the Democratic nomination for governor in May 2016 and went on to face Republican nominee Bill Cole in the general election. On November 8, Justice was elected. Justice was backed by the United Mine Workers for his campaign.

Before becoming governor, Justice resigned from all executive positions he held at his company. He delegated control of the Greenbrier to his daughter Jill, and his mining and agriculture businesses to his son Jay. He has stated that he will place all of his assets in a blind trust, but that the process will be lengthy due to their complexities. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Justice and his family’s businesses received at least $11 million to $24 million in Paycheck Protection Program assistance. His luxury resort, the Greenbrier Hotel Corporation, received a loan of $5 million to $10 million, but the company made no promises to keep any jobs in exchange for the assistance. Justice is still in charge of the state agencies that regulate many of his businesses as governor of West Virginia.

 

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