Tom Hayden Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Full Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On April 3rd, 2022

Tom Hayden was an antimilitary reformer, former member of the Senate for the State of California, an author, and an actor. He is famous for being involved in the anti-war movement of the 1960s. He was also involved in the anti-nuclear and environmental movements of the 1970s.

Tom Hayden's Net Worth

As of 2024, Tom Hayden's net worth is estimated to be $6 million.

Net Worth$6 million
Given NameThomas Emmet Hayden
Famous NameTom Hayden
Source(s) of FameActivist, Politician, Actor
Date of BirthDecember 11, 1939
Place of BirthRoyal Oak, Michigan, USA
Age At Death76
Date of DeathOctober 23, 2016
Cause of DeathStroke
RelationshipsDivorced, Sandra Cason, (1961 - 1965)Divorced, Jane Fonda, (1973 - 1990)Married, Barbara Williams, (1990 - 2016)
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Early Life

Tom Hayden was born as Thomas Emmet Hayden on the 11th of December, 1939 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA.

His mother’s name was Garity Isabelle. His father’s name was John Francis Hayden. Tom’s parents belonged to Ireland.

Tom went to Dondero High School for his early education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Career Highlights

In 1960, at 21 years of age, Tom and his colleagues founded an intercollegiate social society by the name of the Students for the Democratic Society (SDS). In 1962, he was elected as the president of the society. He wrote an article with the title, The Port Huron Statement, which was adopted as the political policy of the society. SDS aimed at making students use nonviolent tools to support and develop a democratic form of government in the United States. In 1968, during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Tom Hayden was arrested along with eight other protestors. They were accused of initiating riots in Chicago. Together, they became popular as Chicago 8.

In 1970, Hayden and the actress Jane Fonda founded the Campaign for Economic Democracy (CED). CED succeeded in stopping the establishment of a nuclear power plant on environmental grounds. Tom Hayden was also prominent in the protests conducted to end the US involvement in the Vietnam War in the early 1970s.

Tom Hayden became a politician in 1982. He was elected as a member of the California State Assembly in 1982. In 1992, he was elected as a member of the Senate for the State of California. As a senator, his notable achievements include legislation for the rights of women, African-Americans, immigrants, and war survivors.

As an author, Tom Hayden’s writings include, Irish on the Inside, Writings for a Democratic Society, Listen Yankee! Why Cuba Matters, The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama, Ending The War In Iraq, Activists Life: A Memoir, Voices of the Chicago Eight, and many more.

As an actor, Tom Hayden has appeared in several television shows and documentaries that depict antimilitarism. His on-screen work includes 1968: The Year that Changed America, The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets, Clash of Colours: LA Riots of 1992, Four Days in Chicago, and many others.

Personal Life

Tom Hayden married thrice in his 76 years of life. His first marriage with Sandra Cason lasted from 1961 to 1965.

In 1973, after about two years of a romantic relationship, Tom married the famous actress Jane Fonda. The couple had two children. Their son, named Troy Garity is a Hollywood actor while their daughter, Mary Luana Williams is a social reformer. The couple separated in 1990.

In 1993, Tom married Barbara Williams, a Canadian-American actress. The couple had a foster son named Liam in 2000. Tom and Barbara stayed together till Tom’s death in 2016.

Social Media

Tom Hayden was active on social media before his death. His Twitter account is still active as a legacy account. He has 4667 followers on Twitter. He was not active on Instagram. He did not even have a YouTube channel.


Tom Hayden had a stroke in 2015. He was hospitalized for treatment of heart disease in July 2016. He passed away on the 23rd of October, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA.


Tom Hayden was an anti-military politician. Throughout his career, he served in a peaceful and clean environment. He is ruling the hearts of millions of people even after his death. He earned a net worth of $6 million.

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