Molly Jong-Fast Biography: Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Who is Molly Jong-Fast?

Molly was born on 19 August 1978 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in the United States; however, the actual place of her birth is unknown. She is a 43-year-old author, freelance magazine writer, and podcaster, probably best recognized for writing for such magazines and websites as The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Vogue, Playboy, and Glamour, among others.

How rich is she, as of now? Molly Jong-Fast Net Worth

As of early 2022, Molly Jong-Fast’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million acquired through her successful writing career, including an apartment on Upper East Side which she bought for nearly $5 million.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Molly Jong-Fast hails from a famous family, since she is the only child of Jonathan Fast, a well-known author and social work educator, and Erica Jong, a notable novelist.

Her paternal grandfather is Howard Melvin Fast, also known as a novelist and TV writer. Her parents divorced citing irreconcilable differences when she was three years old, and she then moved to live with her mother and boyfriend Chip in New York City. She has two younger half-brothers from her father’s next marriage to Unitarian minister Barbara Fast. She holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, being of Polish Jewish, Russian Jewish, British Jewish, and Ukrainian Jewish descent. Speaking about her educational background, Molly attended Riverdale Country School, and later went to New York University and Barnard College. Upon graduation, she continued on and obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University in 2004.


Professional Career

Molly Jong-Fast has made a name for herself as an author and writer. From December 2019 to November 2021, she worked as editor-at-large for The Daily Beast, an American news website founded in 2008, and focused on media, pop culture, and politic, and during her time there, she also served as the host of its podcast “The New Abnormal”. Once she quit her job there, in November 2021, she started working as a contributing writer for The Atlantic, a literary and cultural magazine. She is also the author of the magazine’s subscriber newsletter entitled “Wait, What?”. Besides that, she now works as a columnist for the famous fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, and is also a regular contributing writer for other magazines, such as Glamour, The Bulwark, and Playboy.

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Molly Jong-Fast is also the author of several books; she published her first novel, entitled “Normal Girl”, in 2000, and her second novel – “The Social Climber’s Handbook: A Novel” – came out in 2011. Moreover, she’s published two memoirs, “The Sex Doctors In The Basement: True Stories From A Semi-Celebrity Childhood” in 2005, and “Girl [Maladjusted]: True Stories From A Semi-Celebrity Childhood” in 2006.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Molly Jong-Fast has long half blonde- and half red-dyed hair, and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m). However, information about her weight, vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Molly Jong-Fast is a married woman and the name of her husband is Matthew Adlai Greenfield – he’s a professor of Shakespearean studies and 17th-century English literature at the City University of New York, Staten Island.


They met through the website Nerve on 6 June 2002, and after dating for less than a year, they became engaged on 16 February 2003, then exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held later that year. They have three children together, a son named Max and twins, a boy named Darwin and a girl named Beatrice. Their current residence is in New York City.

Who is her father? Jonathan Fast Short Wiki/Bio

Jonathan Fast was born on 13 April 1948 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in New York City USA. He was raised with his sister named Rachel by their father, Howard Fast, and mother Bette Cohen. He also has three younger half-brothers from his father’s next marriage to Mercedes O’Connor. Regarding his education, he attended the High School of Music and Art, then after matriculating he went to Princeton University, and later obtained his graduate degrees from Columbia University and Yeshiva University.

Professional Career

Jonathan has published numerous books – he initially wrote science-fiction novels such as “The Secrets Of Synchronicity” (1977), “The Inner Circle” (1979), and “The Beast” (1981). Then during the next decade, he wrote “The Golden Fire” (1986), “The Jade Stalk” (1988), and “Stolen Time” (1990), before focusing on non-fiction books, publishing “Ceremonial Violence: A Psychological Explanation Of School Shootings” in 2008, and “Beyond Bullying: Breaking The Cycle Of Shame, Bullying, And Violence” in 2015. He now works as an associate professor of social work at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.


Who is her mother? Erica Jong Short Wiki/Bio

Erica Jong (née Mann) was born on 26 March 1942 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in New York City, USA, where she was raised by her father, Eda Mirsky, who was a businessman and owner of a gifts and home accessories company, and mother Seymour Mann (neé Nathan Weisman), who was a textile designer. She has two sisters, named Suzanna and Claudia. She went to the High School of Music and Art, after which she attended Barnard College, from which she graduated in 1963; while at college, she served as an editor for the Barnard Literary Magazine. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in 18th century English Literature from Columbia University in 1965, and while there, she was also the creator of poetry programs for WKCR, a Columbia University campus radio station.

Professional Career

Erica Jong gained enormous popularity with her first novel “Fear Of Flying”, which was published in 1973. It follows a girl named Isadora Wing who is in her late 20s, and trying to figure out who she is. The book became quite controversial for its representation of female sexuality, and had a huge impact on the development of second-wave feminism; the story of Isadora continued in two more novels, entitled “How To Save Your Own Life” (1977) and “Parachutes And Kisses” (1984). She then published other fiction books, including “Any Woman’s Blues” (1990), “Sappho’s Leap” (2003), and “Fear Of Dying” (2015).


Besides that, Erica has also written numerous non-fiction books, such as “Witches” (1981), “Fear Of Fifty: A Midlife Memoir” (1994), and “Seducing The Demon: Writing For My Life” (2006). Furthermore, she has published such books of poetry as “At The Edge Of The Body” (1979), “Becoming Light: New And Selected” (1991), and “The World Began With Yes” (2019). Thanks to her accomplishments, she’s won several awards, including Sigmund Freud Award For Literature in 1975, and United Nations Award For Excellence In Literature in 1998.

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