Matt James Bio, Age, Height, Education, Mother, Dating, The Bachelor, Career and Net worth

Matt James Biography

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Matt James is an American entrepreneur, real estate broker, and television personality known for featuring in ABC’s  25th season of The Bachelor. He is the first black American to be cast as the lead/ Bachelor for the show. The entrepreneur is also the founder of ABC Food Tours.

Matt James Age and Birthday

Matt is 29 years old as of 2020. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 5, 1991. He celebrates his birthday on December 5th every year.

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Matt James Height

James is 6 feet 5 inches tall or 1.956 meters tall. In his high school and college years, he played basketball.

Matt James Education

James studied at Sanderson High School, graduating in 2010.  Upon high school graduation, he joined Wake Forest University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2015.  He played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team wearing jersey number 87.

Matt James Parents and Siblings

Who is Matt James’ mother and Father?

Matt’s parents are Patty Cuculo James, the mother, and Manny, his father. His parents split when he was very young therefore he missed the presence of his father as he was absent in their lives.  James says that his mother is his biggest inspiration. In an Instagram post, the real estate broker expressed support and love for his mother who raised him solely. In the post, he wished his mother a “Happy  Fathers Day mom..”

He has a big brother named John who is seeing pausing a picture with him on his uploaded Instagram post.

Matt James Girlfriend, Dating, Engaged, and Married?

James was single as of 2020. He starred in the 25th season of ABC’s  The Bachelor in hopes of finding the woman of her dream. With the Bachelor season still airing, we can not establish whether he found love with one of the contestants and if he is engaged. We are on the lookout for this information, and we will be sure to update you.

Matt James Career, Job

James works for a  commercial real estate Company, CBRE Group, Inc,  in New York. He also founded ABC Food Tours, a non-profit organization that educates children in underserved communities about food and exercise.

Before moving to New York, Matt worked for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh as a corporate & institutional banking analyst. He had also tried the NFL after college with the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints, unfortunately, he did not make the cut.

Matt James The Bachelor

James is the lead cast in the 25th season of  The Bachelor, a reality series aired on ABC. The television personality becomes the first person of black ethnicity to be cast as the Bachelor/lead in the history of the reality series. His ideal date is someone “honest, selfless, caring, and compassionate.” The Season premiered on January 4, 2021, with James meeting all the ladies.

Who Does Matt James Give The Final Rose?/ Who Receives The Final Rose?  and Spoilers

The first impression rose went to Abigail Heringer, a 25-year-old from Salem, Oregon. The Bachelor was also seen to build chemistry with Rachael Kirkconnell, who also like him, has never fallen in love as of the time coming to the show from day one. According to Reality Steve, the contestants who make it to the Final four include Bri Springs, Michele Young, Rachael Kirkconnell, and Serena Pitt.

The Bachelor Contestants 2021

Contestants of  the 25th season of The Bachelor include:

  • Bri Springs
  • Sarah Trott
  • Amber Andrews
  • Abigail Heringer
  • Kaili Anderson
  • Kristin Hopkins
  • Serena Pitt
  • Kit Keenan
  • Victoria Larson
  • Rachael Kirkconnell
  • Michelle Young
  • Katie Thurston
  • Serena Chew
  • Emani Curl
  • Kimberly Courneya
  • Saneh Ste. Claire
  • Khaylah Epps
  • Lauren Maddox
  • Chelsea Vaughn
  • Pieper James
  • Sydney Johson
  • Meredith “MJ” Snyder

Matt James Net worth and Salary

James has an estimated net worth of around $250K-300K as of 2020. He has accumulated his worth as a real estate broker and as well as a television personality. The standard rate for Bachelors and Bachelorettes is $100K according to Reality Steve.


Matt is active on Instagram with 730K followers as of January 2021.  His following has grown over the weeks since the season premiere of The Bachelor 2021.  His Instagram handle is @mattjames919.  From his Instagram posts, it is evident that he loves skating.