|Date of Birth||July 27, 1983|
|Date of Death||August 27, 2019|
|Place of Birth||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Place of Death||Alvord Desert, Oregon|
|Height||5ft and 8inches|
|Occupation||Professional car racer and TV personality|
|Famous for||Mythbusters, All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’, Lincoln Electric and Real Deal|
|Spouse(s)||Ian Johnson (married: May 2009, divorced: August 2009)|
|Relatives||Kelly Combs and Danielle Theis (sisters); Austin Darlington (brother); Rebekah Hall and Arielle Hall (maternal half-sisters)|
|Updated on||Sep 2019|
Life, Family, Work
Jessi Combs became the talk of the town a week ago when the news of her death surfaced the internet. Reports indicate that she died off a car crash when she was in Alvord Desert, Oregon to supposedly set a new land speed record and beat her own record in 2013.
As a car racer, she was dubbed as the Fastest Woman in Four Wheels during the 2013 North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger. Since no one has ever beaten her record that year, she remained so until the time of her death.
Aside from her unbeaten records, she is also remembered as the first woman to compete and place in eight Ultra 4 competitions which includes The Race of Gentlemen and King of the Hammers. Ultra 4 is an exclusively male car racing competition.
She is also a TV personality, appearing in shows such as Mythbusters, and car-racing shows Xtreme 4×4, All Girls Garage and Overhaulin’. As an entrepreneur and activist, she owns a metal and car engineering line called Lincoln Electric, thanks to her Wyotech education where she majored in Collision and Refinishing Core Program. She has also founded an e-learning project to empower women who are into the field of cars and car racing called Real Deal.
Jessi Combs’s husband, boyfriend
As for her dating and relationship history, Jessi was briefly married to Xtreme 4×4 co-host Ian Johnson in 2009 and divorced a few months after.
After a short-lived marriage, she was involved in three brief relationships with Overhaulin’ co-host Chris Jacobs in 2013, a Brazilian businessman with two kids, Luis Robles, in 2014 and Terry Madden in 2016. She was single at the time of her death
- Metal fabricating line (Lincoln Electric)
- E-learning show (Real Deal)
- TV hosting (SEMA Show, Xtreme 4×4, All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’, The List: 1001 Car Things to Do Before You Die)
- TV series/shows (Mythbusters and Car Fix)
Net worth from 2010-2019
Success lessons from Jessi Combs
Do it with passion or not at all.
Jessie was passionate about car racing so she pursued it even if everybody told her it was not a woman’s territory to do so. She made a name out of this passion and she never planned of slowing down no matter how dangerous it was. As Kelly, one of her siblings, said in an interview a day after her death, “in that moment, she was happy and she was doing what she loved and no amount of grief will ever top that.”
Make your own mark and be unapologetic about it.
With Jessi’s advocacy group Real Deal, she has left a legacy that would allow women who are as passionate as her when it comes to cars and car racing that true legacy is not just built on self-empowerment but in on empowerment for all.