• Jon Krakauer


    Jon Krakauer

  • Facts of Jon Krakauer

    Name Jon Krakauer
    Date of Birth April 12, 1954
    Zodiac Sign Aries
    Gender Male
    Birth Country Brookline, MA, USA
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Religion Jewish
    Profession Mountaineer, Writer
    Net worth $35 Million
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Linda Mariam Moore (m. 1980)
    Hair Color White Brown
    Eye Color Grey
    Education Hampshire College, Corvallis High School
    Movies Into the Wild, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest


    Jon Krakauer is one of the most talented writers in the non-fictional world, where there is a meaningful story with a great perception of life. All the time, he spent good-for-everything, which is significant and there is faithfulness in his novels.

    Krakauer was born on 12th April 1954 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. His father, Lewis Joseph Krakauer was a mountaineer, and his mother, Carol Ann Krakauer was a homemaker. 

    At the age of 2, Krakauer and his parents moved to Corvallis, Oregon from their native place. Furthermore, he hails from Scandinavian heritage. He grew up believing in the Jewish and the Unitarian Universalism faith.

    Krakauer has four siblings and he is the third one out of five. On the other side, he played tennis at Corvallis High School. After graduating in 1972, he enrolled at Hampshire College and received a Bachelor in Environmental Studies degree in 1976.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Prior to pursuing the writing field, Jon became a mountaineer at the age of 8 and climbed several mountains with his beloved dad. He climbed Mt. Everest in 1996, but lost his teammates, including their leader, Rob Hall during an avalanche disaster. He later wrote the incident in his first book, Into Thin Air in 1996 that lists at $8.24 in the paperback edition.

    Jon’s first book, Into the Wild, came into attention in 1997, where he narrates the story of a young man, Christopher Johnson McCandless who did hitchhike all the way to Alaska and climbed Mt. McKinley. Currently, its prices for $5.78 in the paperback edition. He wrote and published his new novel, Classic Krakauer, which is available in the Kindle edition for $11.11.

    Krakauer’s other notable books are Three Cups of Deceit, Where Men Win Glory, Eiger Dreams, Under the Banner of Heaven, and so on. So, he probably has a lucrative paycheck from his book sales. He currently boasts a hefty net worth of $35 Million as of 2020.

    When it comes to honors and achievements, Krakauer received many of it with his hard work and dedication. He is the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature. The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored him as one of the finest writers in the field of investigative journalism and cultural-traditional ethics. Also, read about S.E. Cupp‘s biography.

    Relationship Status

    The 66-year-old, Krakauer is married to childhood sweetheart, Linda Mariam Moore, with whom he climbed several mountains at an early age. The couple’s marriage took place in 1980 in the presence of their beloved ones.

    Linda Mariam Moore
    Linda Mariam Moore
    Image Credit: upi.com

    After Jon graduated from college, he reunited with Linda and became romantically involved in a long-time relationship. Since then, they are creating history after exchanging their wedding vows. The couple has been together for five decades and recently completed their 50th marriage anniversary in 2020.

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