John Gretton Willink, better known by his stage name Jocko Willink, is a former Navy SEAL naval officer who is also an author and podcaster. Jocko served the military for 20 years, including in the Iraq war. During his time in Iraq, he commanded Navy SEAL Team 3’s Task Unit Bruiser, which fought Iraq insurgents in Ramadi. He reached the ranks of Lieutenant Commander, and his service was honored with a Bronze and Silver Star Medal.
After his retirement, he co-authored various books including Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership with Leif Babin. Aside from that, Jocko co-established the leadership consulting firm known as Echelon Front with his former SEAL comrades.
Additionally, Jocko hosts weekly a podcast called The Jocko Podcast alongside Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Echo Charles.
Jocko Willink is Married to Helen Willink
Jocko met Helen in Bahrain, where she worked as a flight attendant. He fell in love with the flight attendant’s beauty and immediately began dating her.
Afterward, the couple officially exchanged vows and are gifted with four children. Their marriage is currently ongoing for a span of 20 years.
Helen mentioned that Jocko is a loving and sweet father despite his serious look. She added that he trains his kids and does fun things alongside them. The former SEAL is also protective when it comes to their children.
Aside from being lovers, the couple also works together as business partners. Helen has devoted herself to co-managing a variety of businesses that her husband established.
About Helen Willink
Helen Louise Willink, commonly known as Helen Willink first saw the light of day on the 20th of June 1970 in England. Though there is little information about her parents, it is speculated that they are of English descent. Prior to marrying Willink, she pursued the career of a flight attendant and got designated overseas, where she met her future husband Jocko Willink in Bahrain.
The attraction within the couple is strong that they married within a short period of time. Helen eventually abandoned her passion and devoted her time to being a mother after their marriage. She appeared to shift to more family care while supporting her husband’s diverse businesses. Further, she has remained loyal to Jocko for 20 years not having any problems in their relationship.
Apart from being a mother, Helen is also a successful businesswoman co-managing her husband’s businesses.
Following their marriage, the couple has four children together. Their first child Freja Willink was born in Waterbury, CT on September 25, 1999. On March 12, 2001, in San Diego, they had their second named Rana Willink. Additionally, Thorson Willink, the third child, was born on December 4, 2002, in San Diego, California. The couple’s last child is a daughter. Sources made it hard to verify their last child’s name.
Like Jocko, their children also have exceptional skills and talent in school. All of their children attended Point Loma High School and are well-known for their academic excellence. Currently, her eldest daughter attends the University of California in Berkeley. In addition, Rana and Thor pursued their father’s likings toward professional wrestling.
Rana is currently a senior and a member of the wrestling team in Point Loma. She recently qualified at the state wrestling tournament while maintaining an academic GP of 4.3.
On the other hand, Thor won third place in the City’s League Championship and placed fifth at the Masters at San Marcos High School.
Jocko Willink Net Worth
Willink’s net worth is about to be in the region of $6,000,000 for the year 2021. The majority of his earnings came from his profession as the navy seal and in co-managing his various businesses.
Sources report that the height of the former Navy SEAL commander stands around 5ft. 10 inches or 1.8m tall.
Willink’s family consists of his lovely wife Helen Willink and their four children.
The Willink family has kept silent about their private lives from the media and press. In an interview, Jocko mentioned that he had put many bad guys away from his family. Hence, privacy and security is the main reason for their family to be private and away from the limelight.