Karen West Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth

Karen West is an educator and is also known as Jerry West’s second wife. The NBA better described Jerry West, the former and late NBA player & coach, as “obsessive perfectionism…” Jerry first wedded his known college friend and love lady of his life, Martha Jane Kane, in Morgantown in April 1960. Later, they divorced in 1976, and after that, he married Karen West.

Karen West Net Worth

Karen West used to work before her marriage. She was a teacher/educator based in California and was also a cheerleader during her time in a local high school in Los Angeles. However, her late husband, Jerry West, had a net worth of around $50 million at the time of his passing or death on 12th June 2024.

Moreover, Karen West is well-supported by her two adult sons, Ryan and Jonnie. Ryan is working as an executive with the Detroit Pistons while her other son, Jonnie is a football player and has been married to a professional golf player, Michelle Wie in 2019.

Net Worth: $2 Million
Real Name: Karen West
Birth Date: June 16, 1963
Age (as of 2024): 61 Years
Birth Place: United States
Height: 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Husband: Jerry West

Early Life

Karen West was born on 16th June 1963, making her 61 years old as of 2024. Karen, who indeed completed her primary education, went to a local high school to complete her studies and was once a famous cheerleader at her school.


Karen West, whose complete name is Kristine “Karen” Bua West, has described herself as a teacher from Los Angeles, California, United States. Karen, who is the known recent and second wife of Jerry West until his death, was an assistant teacher at the Los Angeles Unified School. She once worked for the California State Controller’s office. She then wedded Jerry West to build a family and began residing with him in California.

Personal Life

Kristine “Karen” Bua and Jerry West walked down the aisle on 31st May 1978. The pair has given birth to two sons, Ryan and Jonnie. Earlier, Jerry West had three sons from a previous marriage with Martha. The three sons are named David, Mark, and Michael. It was Kristine “Karen” Bua, Aka, Karen West’s first marriage.

A Brief About Jerry West

Jerry West was an American basketball player who was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California, United States. He played basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960 to 1974 and later became the coach for the same team from 1976 to 1979. He has received lots of honours and awards while being an NBA player and coach. He was 8× NBA champion and 2× NBA Executive of the Year. He also went to the Olympics in 1960 and received gold for the team. In his presence, the team won the gold medal for Pan American Games in 1959 Chicago. He died in Los Angeles at the age of 86 on 12th June 2024.

Social Media

Kristine “Karen” Bua West is available on Twitter with her name – Karen West [@KarenCWest] and joined Twitter in April 2019. She has only six followers and 18 following members. She had her last post on 6th April and stayed quite out of the limelight.

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