Who is Jacob Russell? All About Bill Russell’s Son

August 8, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Jacob Russell is the youngest son of the legendary basketball player Bill Russell. Unlike his famous father, Jacob has chosen a different path in his career. He is now working as a Project Controller Engineer I at King County Metro Transit. 

    His father Bill was a professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics for 13 years. He has also won numerous championships and was even inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.

    Here we will look on detail information related to Jacob’s personal and professional background.

    Key Takeaways

    • Bill Russell is originally from Massachusetts.
    • His dad is a legendary basketball player and his mother is a model, feminist, and activist.
    • Bill has two siblings; William Russell Jr and Karen Russell.
    • He married Sara Marckx in 2019.
    • Bill resides in Seattle, Washington with his wife.

    Who Are Jacob Russell’s Parents?

    Jacob was born to his father Bill Russell and his mother Rose Swisher on July 6, 1959, in Massachusetts. Growing up in Massachusetts, Russell is Afro-American by his ethnicity.

    Jacob with his parents
    Jacob’s childhood picture with her mom, dad, and brother.

    Talking about her parents’ love life, Bill and Rose married in late 1956. However, their marriage didn’t go well and they divorced in 1973.

    Both His Mom And Dad Are Dead Now

    Sadly, neither Jacob’s mother Rose nor his dad Bill is alive in this world. The famous basketball player Bill died at the age of 88 on July 31, 2022. On the other hand, Rose passed away on 11 September 2014.

    Russell’s Educational Details

    Jacob completed high school at the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology. He later obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fine Arts, Design, and Visual Communication in 1987.

    He later joined North Seattle Community College and got a degree in music theory and composition in 2013.

    Jacob Russell Grew Up With Two Siblings

    Jacob has two siblings, one brother William Russell Jr. and a sister Karen Russell. William also known as ‘Bill’ or ‘Buddha’ was the elder brother of Jacob who worked as a truck driver at Cox Trucking. Besides, Russell Jr. was an avid book reader and a pet lover.

    Jacob and her sister Karen.
    Karen wished a happy sibling day to Jacob Russell through her Instagram account.

    Besides, his sister Karen is now working at Next Gen. She is also an attorney, legal and political analyst. Besides, Karen is also a well-educated girl who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Government from Georgetown University. She also graduated from Havard Law School with a Doctor of Law.

    His Elder Brother William Died From Cancer

    Unfortunately, William passed at the age of 58 in January 2016 after battling cancer in St. George, UT. His funeral was held on January 30, 2016, at the Clubhouse at The Ridge at St.George.

    He was married to his wife Sherrill Hansen at the time of his death.

    What Does Jacob Russell Do?

    Jacob currently works at King County Metro Transit. He has been a Project Control Engineer I since September 2020 at the company. Prior to that, the star kid used to work at King County Metro as a transit operator for five years from November 2009 to June 2015. He also served as a supervisor in training from June 2015 to September 2020.

    Besides, Russell is a former Digital Artist at Olympic Reprographics.

    Jacob Russell And His Wife Sara Marckx Are Married Since 2008

    Along with his successful professional life, Jacob is also a doting husband who has been in a beautiful matrimonial relationship with his wife Sara Marcks since the late 2000s.

    The couple got married in August 2008 in a private wedding venue. Coming up to 2023, it has already been 15 years since they got hitched. On the occasion of their 10th marriage anniversary, Russell wished his wife a happy 10th wedding anniversary through his Facebook on August 17, 2018. He wrote the caption, ‘Ten years ago I married Sara Marckx. Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife!’

    Jacob and wife Sara.
    Jacob and Sara, enjoying their time on the beach.

    So, it looks like they both are quite open about their marriage and often appear together hanging out with each other in several places.

    Who Is His Wife Sara Marckx?

    Sara is now a Behavioral Health Outreach Clinician at Sound. She has been there since Sept 2022. She is also an executive director and co-founder of JRSM Property Solutions.

    Prior to that, Sara was a property manager at Seatle Housing Authority from Jan 2019 to April 2023. Her other works include being an Assistant Coordinator at the City of Seattle.

    As for her education, Marckx is a University of Washinton graduate.

    Does Jacob Russell Have Children?

    Jacob and his spouse have been together for many years, however, they haven’t disclosed anything about their children. Looking at their social media handling, the pair don’t seem to have any kids.

    As Sara is a social worker, she enjoys helping little kids. In 2013, she shared a picture on her Facebook account where she was seen holding a school girl hand in Cambodia. Additionally, she posted a picture on June 25, 2022, where she was seen holding a ‘Foster Parent For Choice’ banner.

    Jacob Russell’s Net Worth

    Jacob has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His profession as a project control engineer is his main source of income. Besides, his wife also earns a decent sum of money.

    On the other hand, his dad Bill had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his passing. He had a home in Mercer Island, Washington which was listed for $2.6 million in 2021.


    Where is Jacob Russell Now?

    Jacob is currently residing in Seattle, Washington with his wife Sara.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Jacob Russell
    Birth Place Massachusetts
    Birthday July 6, 1959
    Age 64 years
    Zodiac Cancer
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity African-American
    Father Bill Russell
    Mother Rose Swisher
    Siblings 2 (William Russell Jr and Karen Russell)
    School Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
    College School of the Art Institute of Chicago, North Seattle Community College
    Profession Project Control Engineer
    Net Worth $1 million
    Height 6feet 1inch
    Weight 87kg
    Eye Color Black
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Sara Marckx