Jay Dobyns Net Worth 2023: Special Agent, Age, Bio, Wiki, income (Updated)

 What Is Jay Dobyns’s Net Worth? (Recent Reports)

Net Worth$5 million
BornJuly 24, 1961
Age61 years
BirthplaceHammond, Indiana, U.S.
Source of WealthSpecial Agent, Veteran Undercover Agent Author, Speaker, and Actor 
Last Updated2023

Jay Dobyns is an American retired Special Agent and veteran undercover agent. As of May 2023, he has a personal net worth of $5 million.

He is best known as an undercover operator with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

He is also a New York Times best-selling author, public speaker, and high school football coach.

Now that we know his net worth, continue on to learn more about his life, history, marital status, income, and other details!

Jay Dobyns Biography/Wikipedia/Wiki

Real NameJay Anthony Dobyns
As known as Jaybird
Birth DateJuly 24, 1961
Age 61 years old
Education/ CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Height6 ft 6 in (1.85 m)
Marital StatusMarried
Children’sDale and Jack
Net Worth$5 million 
ProfessionSpecial Agent, Veteran Undercover Agent Author, Speaker and Actor  

How was Jay Dobyns’s Early Life and Education?

Jay’s full name is Jay Anthony “Jaybird” Dobyns. He was born on July 24, 1961, in Hammond, Indiana, and grew up in Tucson, Arizona.

He was a standout athlete in various sports at Sahuaro High School. He is a football player at the University of Arizona.

He was named an All-Pacific-10 Conference wide receiver, a College Football All-American candidate at wide receiver, and a member of Arizona’s “All-Century” football team. 

Dobyns earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration. He is a member of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Sahuaro High School Sports Hall of Fame. 

He briefly played in the Canadian Football League (1985) and the United States Football League (1986) after graduating from college before deciding to become a federal law enforcement agent.

He was referred to as the “#1 Badass Arizona Football Player in History” by the Tucson Citizen newspaper in 2012.

How Did Jay Dobyns Start His Career?

Dobyns joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) as a Special Agent in 1987. 

He was held hostage at gunpoint in the Tucson desert less than a week after starting his operational duty while executing an arrest warrant on a convicted felon.

The suspect shot a single.38 caliber revolver round into Dobyns’ lung, exiting through his upper chest. When the other ATF agents fired fire from both sides of the car, the gunman was instantly dead.

Dobyns was seriously injured and brought to a Tucson hospital, where Dr. Richard Carmona, who later became the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, performed emergency trauma surgery that saved his life.

He refused to take a disability retirement despite the severity of his wounds and went back to work. He did over 500 covert operations over the next two decades.

In April 2002, a violent brawl erupted between the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and their arch-rivals. Dobyns was a part of “Operation Black Biscuit,” a covert probe launched by federal law enforcement in response to the Mongols Motorcycle Club.

Dobyns became a New York Times bestselling author in 2009.

Dobyns presents the Copland podcast, which promotes heroic stories of personnel in law enforcement, fire services, and the military.

He stepped down in January 2014. He spent twenty-five years coaching young sports.

In 2020, he was promoted as Head Football Coach at Tanque Verde High School.

Jay Dobyns’s Personal Life

Dobyns is married to Gwen. They have two children: a daughter, Dale Jordan Dobyns, and a son, Jack Coogan Dobyns.

Dobyns currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, United States.

How Does Jay Dobyns Make His Money?

His primary sources of income are as follows:

  • Earning as a Bureau of ATF
  • Earning as an Author
  • Earning as an Actor 
  • Earning as a Public Speaker
  • Earning as a High school Football Coach

Jay Dobyns Social Media Profiles

  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube

Major Career Highlights

  • He was awarded the ATF Distinguished Service Medal for excellent investigative achievement, the ATF Academy’s Eddie Benitez Medal for superior physical conditioning, and the International Narcotics Officers Association Medal of Valor.
  • He received the “Top Cop” Award from the National Association of Police Officers, the International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association Undercover Achievement Award, and the Australian Law Enforcement Practitioners Significant Infiltration Award.


  • No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels
  • Angels of Death
  • Catching Hell: A True Story of Abandonment and Betrayal

Success Lessons Jay Dobyns

  • Habits are hard to break.
  • Money is difficult to come by.


Jay Dobyns is a retired Special Agent from the United States and a veteran covert agent. 

He is best known for his work as an undercover agent with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

I hope Jay Dobyns’s life has provided you with valuable insight and motivation.

As per recent updates, the net worth of Jay Dobyns is $5 million…!


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of Jay Dobyns’s frequently asked questions, including his age, height, weight, girlfriend, biography, and other details…

Who is Jay Dobyns?

Jay Dobyns is an American retired Special Agent and seasoned undercover agent, author, public speaker, and football coach.

What is Jay Dobyns’s net worth?

Jay Dobyns is expected to have a net worth of more than $5 million.

What is Jay Dobyns’s age?

Jay Dobyns was born on July 24, 1961, and he is 61 years old.

What is Jay Dobyns’s height?

Jay Dobyns’s height is 6 ft 6 in (1.85 m).

What is Jay Dobyns’s relationship status?

Dobyns is married to Gwen.

Where is Jay Dobyns from?

Jay Dobyns is from Arizona, United States.

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