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John Green

Real Name/Full Name John Michael Green [1]IMDb
Profession • Author
• YouTube content creator
• Producer
Famous For His celebrated novel “The Fault in Our Stars” published on January 10, 2012, by Dutton Books.
The Fault In Our Stars book cover
Physical Stats & More
[2]IMDb Height in centimeters– 185 cm
in meters– 1.85 m
in feet & inches– 6’ 1”
Eye Colour Dark Blue
Hair Colour Dark Ash Blonde
Debut Book: Looking for Alaska (2005)
Looking for Alaska book cover
Film (Exedcutive Producer): Looking for Alaska (2019)
Looking for Alaska series poster
YouTube Show (Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer, and Stunt Performer): Vlogbrothers (2007)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Won Michael L. Printz Award in 2006 for Looking For Alaska (2005)
• Won Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2009 for Paper Towns (2008) in Best Young Adult Novel category
John Green holding the Edgar Allan Poe Award (Left)
• Won Corine Literature Prize in 2010 for Paper Towns (2008) in Young Adult Novel category
John Green holding the Corine Literature Prize
• Won Indiana Authors Award in 2012 in National Author Award category
• Won Children’s Choice Book Awards in 2013 for The Fault in Our Stars (2012) as Teen Book of the Year
• Won Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2013 in Innovator’s Award category
• Won MTV Fandom Awards in 2014 in Visionary Award category
Personal Life
Date of Birth August 24, 1977 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2020) 43 Years
Birthplace Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Zodiac sign Virgo
Signature John Green's signature
Nationality American
Hometown Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
School • Glenridge Middle School
• Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando
• Indian Springs School Alabama, Pelham, AL, USA (1995 Batch)
College/University Kenyon Liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio
Educational Qualification Double Major in English and Religious studies [3]Book Series In Order
Religion Christianity [4]Hollow Verse

Note: According to John Green, he sometimes feels uncomfortable to consider himself as a Christian.

Caste Episcopalian Christian but was married in a Christian Church [5]The Sydney Morning Herald
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
John Green's instagram post of enjoying non-vegetarian meal
Political Inclination He considers himself as a Moderate and an Independent. [6]Hollow Verse
Address John Green, 8330 Claridge Road,
Indianapolis, IN 46260, U.S (mailing address)
Hobbies Fishing, Reading
Controversies • A Tumblr post from a user created media controversy as John Green was accused of sexual abuse. The user claimed that John Green is “a creep who panders to teenage girls so that he can amass some weird cult-like following.” [7]Wayback Machine
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date May 21, 2006 (Sunday)
John Green and Sarah Urist Green on their marriage day
Wife/Spouse Sarah Urist Green (Art Museum Curator and the host of the PBS program The Art Assignment which is a YouTube series.)
John Green with wife Sarah Urist Green
Children Son– Henry Green (10 years old)
John Green with son Henry
Daughter– Alice Green (7 years old)
Parents Father– Mike Green (State Director of the Nature Conservancy)
Mother– Sydney Green (Housewife)
Siblings Brother– Hank Green (Producer & Author)
John Green with brother Hank Green
Favourite Things
Character “Radar” form the book Paper Town
Writer Australian writer Markus Zusak, Salinger, Toni Morrison, Wallace and Kurt Vonnegut, Lorrie Moore and David Foster
Money Factor
Salary $9 Million as of 2014 [8]Forbes
Net Worth (approx.) $10 Million as of 2016 [9]Forbes

John Green in a conference.

Some Lesser Known Facts About John Green

  • John Green is a New York Times #1 bestseller author and a YouTube content creator. He became famous after his Young adult fiction debut book “The Fault in Our Stars” got published in 2012. The book was in The New York Times bestseller list for 130 weeks and was also proclaimed as top fiction book of 2012 by The TIME Magazine. It was also one of the top ten books in US Today and was translated in 46 languages. This story was adapted into a movie with the same title which became very popular and won many awards. This story has also been adapted into a Bollywood movie titled “Dil Bechara”.
    The Fault In Our Stars
  • He is basically from Indianapolis, Indiana, the U.S., but his family moved to  Orlando, Florida when John was 3 weeks old. He with his brother Hank and mother Sydney worked for a local nonprofit organisation called the Healthy Community Initiative when he was young. He studied in Glenridge Middle School and Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. Later, he attended a private school Indian Springs School Alabama, Pelham, AL, USA (1995 Batch). He was bullied during his school days by tough and rich kids. [12]Orlando Sentinel
    John Green posted this picture when he re-visited his old school on Instagram
  •  He did his graduation from Kenyon Liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, where he studied a double major in English mainly in Mark Twain and Religious studies in Islam. After he completed college, for the next 5 months he worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital and was enrolled in the University of Chicago’s Divinity School which he never attended. He was inspired by the ill children in the hospital which gave him the idea to write his book “The Fault in Our Stars”. His life plan was to become an Episcopalian minister. [13]Book Series in Order
  • John Green’s literary influences during his college days were Gary Paulsen’s novel Hatchet, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and Ann Martin’s Babysitters Club books which are aimed at girls.
  • He initially worked for Booklist (a publication of the American Library Association) in Chicago as a production editor for many years. During this job, he worked on his book “Looking For Alaska (2005),” which is adapted into mini-series with 8 episodes with the same title as of the book. His this book also won the prestigious Michael L Printz Award of 2006, it also won the Teen Book of the year at the Children’s Choice Book Awards and Indiana National Author Award. [14]Book Series in Order

    I spent a long time with my mentor and editor at Booklist, Ilene Cooper, writing and re-writing drafts of Looking for Alaska. It was three years of that. Just writing and re-writing and re-writing. And she did know someone at Dutton that she thought would be interested in the book. But she really wanted the manuscript to be something that she felt like she could say “I like this,” but also that she thought that the publisher would. Sent it to the publisher. It sat for a long time. It sat for six months. I guess there were a lot of conversations internally about the various strengths and weaknesses of it. And then one day I got a call, and yeah”.

  • During his job at Booklist Magazine he also wrote for National Public Radio’s show “All Things Considered” and for Chicago Public Radio Station’s show WBEZ 91.5 FM.
  • He has reviewed many books during his job, his special interests were literary fiction, books about Islam, and about conjoined twins. His book reviews and criticisms have also been published in The New York Times Books Review.
  • He shifted back to his hometown Indianapolis, Indiana after his job and currently lives with his wife Sarah Urist Green, two kids Henery (son) and Alice (daughter), along with his pet dog a West Highland Terrier named Fireball Wilson Roberts, nicknamed Willy. When his wife was pregnant with their second child (Alice), they had a google hangout meeting with former U.S president, Barak Obama, to him they asked: “What name he would prefer for the unborn child, either “Eleanor” or “Alice”? to which Barak Obama replied-

    The main thing is, tell either Eleanor or Alice not to forget to be awesome.”

  • John Green’s famous books are ‘Looking for Alaska (2005),’ ‘An Abundance of Katherines (2006),’ ‘Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances – with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle (2008),’ ‘Paper Towns (2008),’ ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson – with David Levithan (2010),’ ‘The Fault in Our Stars (2012),’ ‘Turtles All the Way Down (2017),’ and The Anthropocene Reviewed (2021).
    Most Famous books of John Green
  • Books based on sharp dialogue, defective authority figures, occasional boozing, unrequited crushes, and one or more heartbreaking twists are referred to as “Greenlit” by The New York Times magazine in reference with John Green’s name. [15]The New York Times
  • John Green is one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by the TIME magazine in 2014 list. The TIME magazine also referred to John Green as ” Teen Whisperer”. [16]TIME
  • Greg Ballard, the mayor of Indianapolis, proclaimed the day, July 14, 2015 (Tuesday), to be as ” John Green day”. Later, the same month Teresa Jacobs, the chairwoman of the Orange County Public School Board also announced the day July 17, 2015 (Friday) to be as “John Green Day”.
    Certificate from the city Indianapolis Mayor proclaiming John Green Day.

    Certificate from the city Indianapolis Mayor proclaiming John Green Day.

  • He started a YouTube channel named as “Vlogbrothers” with his brother Hank Green in 2007. They started this page as a virtual substitute of writing letters to each other, where they start the video referring to each other by their names i.e “Dear Hank”. The channel has 3.33M subscribers with 1886 videos as per the year 2020.

  • Their YouTube channel “Vlogbrothers” also known as “Brothers 2.0”, was approached by YouTube to start with online series. Later, they started a project named Crash Course, which is a YouTube initiative channel, where they give students short educational lectures with animation accompaniments. In the channel, Hank handles the humanities whereas John handles the sciences. The channel has over 11.7M subscribers with different teachers teaching different subjects. [17]GIGAOM
  • He started the Nerdfighter campaign, which is a community well established for contribution to various charities, forums, spinoff blogs, meetups, and events. He and his brother also started the “Project for Awesome”, which is a project of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based 501(c)3 charitable organization focusing on raising funds for various charities, in 2018 the project raised 1.5M $ (approx.). [18]Project for Awesome
    Project For Awesome 2018 Live
  • John Green with his brother Hank Green started VidCon in 2010, which is an annual conference for the online video community, it welcomes online creators from various regions worldwide such as Abu Dabi, London, Asia, Australia, Mexico, São Paulo, and the U.S. It is organised in Southern California every year since 2010 and has approximately 25,000 attendees every year. It is said to be the largest conference held for online video creators.
    John Green at VidCon 2016 with his wife

    John Green at VidCon 2016 with his wife


  • He was a writer for the Mental Floss magazine during 200os and later was a frontman in collaboration with Mental Floss magazine’s YouTube series “The List Show” from 2013 to 2018, which was focused showcasing interesting facts about one particular topic.
  • He is a big fan of Liverpool Football Club particularly of the premier league, he has also a YouTube channel where he plays FIFA as the “Wimbly Wombles,” which is a fiction version of AFC Wimbledon. [19]AFC Wimbledon
    John Green at Wimbledon vs Liverpool game
  • He is a feminist. When he was asked that ” Do you identify as a feminist?”. To this, he replied –[20]Cosmopolitan

    Yes, I do. My hardcore badass feminist mom told both my brother and me that we were feminists from the time we were like two years old, so if she ever heard me saying I wasn’t a feminist she’d fly to my house and smack me upside the head.”


  • He is diagnosed with, Ulcerative Colitis, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Anxiety. He has deeply discussed mental illness in his YouTube videos on his channel. His trademark personality trait is to speak very fast.
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References/Sources:   [ + ]
1, 2. IMDb
3. Book Series In Order
4, 6. Hollow Verse
5. The Sydney Morning Herald
7. Wayback Machine
8. Forbes
9. Forbes
10, 11. The New Yorker
12. Orlando Sentinel
13, 14. Book Series in Order
15. The New York Times
16. TIME
18. Project for Awesome
19. AFC Wimbledon
20. Cosmopolitan
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