Jaco Jacobs Biography, Full Name, Age, Net Worth, Books, Wife, Poems, Africkaans, Gedigte, Boeke, Hobbies, Wikipedia, Children

Jaco Jacobs Biography: Full Name, Age, Net Worth, Books, Wife, Poems, Africkaans, Gedigte, Boeke, Hobbies, Wikipedia, Children

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Jaco Jacobs (born 22 February 1980) is an iconic south African author of a children’s book. He is very prolific in writing in the Afrikaan language.

He is the most famous author of children’s books in the Afrikaan language in the world.

Jaco Jacobs has authored more than 170 children books, and copies of his books have been sold more than a million times across the globe. Let’s take a sneak peek at some interesting facts about this prolific writer.

Jaco Jacobs
Jaco Jacobs: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Jaco Jacobs
Born: 22 February 1980 (age 44 years old)
Place of Birth: Carnarvon, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: N/A
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Elize Jacobs
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Mia Jacobs, Emma Jacobs
Occupation: Author • Writer
Net Worth: US$2 million

Early Life

Jaco Jacobs was born on the 22nd of February 1980 in Carnarvon, northern cape, South Africa.

He grew up in a small South African town in the Karoo, one of the most remote parts of the world.

Jaco Jacobs fell in love with books at a very young age. He started exploring his writing career while still studying at school. He has participated in numerous competitions as an aspiring author.

Jaco Jacobs‘ first children’s book, Pretpark, was written while still in school.


Jaco Jacobs began to write while he was still in school, but details about the names of the school are yet to be confirmed by TheCityCeleb.

Personal Life

Jaco Jacobs is happily married to a lady simply identified as Elize Jacobs. The two couples are blessed with two lovely daughters which they named Mia Jacobs and Emma Jacobs.

He Is very afraid of heights; anything that involves climbing and heights always freaks him out.

He also cannot tie a knot properly; he is awful when it comes to knotting a tie. Also, one of his favourite meals is called Lasagne.


Most of Jaco Jacobs‘ books are written and published in Afrikaans.  One of his famous books, titled “A Good Day for Climbing Trees“, was his first book that made it to the international stage; it was published by the Oneworld Publications in the United Kingdom.

In the year 2018, he released a book titled “A Good Night for Shooting Zombies“.

A good night for shooting zombies was one of his novels selected and released as a movie in South Africa.

A Good Day for Climbing Trees and A Good Day for Shooting Zombies were both nominated for the Carnegie Medal; A Good Day for Climbing Trees was also published in Italian.

In the year 2007, one of his young adult novels, titled Suurlemoen!, was selected as an International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

Jaco Jacobs has also translated more than 250 books from English and Dutch to Afrikaans.

One of the translations he did for the Chris Riddell‘s Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (Willemien en die Geel Kat) novel was awarded an Elsabe Steenberg Prize for children’s book translation and the SATI Prize for the translation of children’s books.

Net Worth

Jaco Jacobs‘ net worth is yet to be ascertained, but we could guess it to be around US$2 million.


  • C.P. Hoogenhout Award
  • Alba Bouwer Prize
  • Tienie Holloway Medal
  • Scheepers Prize for Youth Literature
  • Alba Bouwer Prize


  • A Good Day for Climbing Trees Suurlemoen!
  • Perfek
  • Vis & tjips
  • Virus
  • Toulopers: verse vir tieners
  • Verlief
  • Tande
  • Eks Mal Oor Jou
  • Kougom in my hare
  • Superboetie
  • Draakasem

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