Jacques Derrida Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
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About Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida is a French philosopher born in El Biar, French Algeria, on July 15, 1930.

Jacques Derrida is one of the fundamental figures in postmodern philosophy and post-structuralism. He is best known for developing deconstruction, a method of semiotic analysis that he has studied and developed in the setting of phenomenology.

Derrida has conducted public talks and written hundreds of articles over his career. Philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, anthropology, law, and political theory are all areas where he has had a significant impact. His work continues to have a significant scientific impact in the United States, South America, Europe, and all other nations where continental philosophy reigns supreme, particularly in the areas of aesthetics, literary criticismhermeneutics, and linguistic philosophy. In 2003, Derrida was tested with cancer in the pancreas. He died on October 9, 2004, after surgery at a Paris hospital.

Jacques Derrida Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Jacques Derrida’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Jacques Derrida was said to be around $1.5 million according to many sources.

How much did Jacques Derrida earn per year?

Jacques Derrida's annual earnings are under review.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Jacques Derrida?

His height was unknown.

How old was Jacques Derrida?

Jacques Derrida was 74 years old at the time of his death in 2004.

Childhood And Education

Jacques Derrida was born at a summer villa in El Biar, Algeria, on July 15, 1930, into a Jewish Sephardic family. Georgette Sultana Esther Safar and Ham Aaron Prosper Charles Derrida were his parents. Paul Moise is his elder brother. He lived in Algeria.

By the end of the ’40s, he studied philosophy at the Lycée Bugeaud in Algiers. In 1949, he relocated to Paris, where his philosophy professor was Étienne Borne. He finished his Master's degree in philosophy in 1953–1954. Derrida was awarded a scholarship at Harvard University and continued studying there.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Jacques Derrida’s partner?

Jacques Derrida married Marguerite Aucouturier, a Psychologist, in Boston in June 1957.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The great philosopher Jacques Derrida is primarily recognized for inventing the deconstruction theory method of semiotic analysis. Deconstruction is a philosophical and literary analytical method that originated in the ’60s with the work of French philosopher Jacques Derrida. During the time of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962), Derrida was invited to educate children of soldiers in lieu of military duty, and he did so from 1957-1959, teaching French and English.

What awards did Jacques Derrida win?

In 1980, he was given his very first honorary doctorate -from Columbia University. 

He was awarded the Adorno-Preis by the University of Frankfurt in 2001.

Other Interesting Jacques Derrida Facts And Trivia

  • The great philosopher Jacques Derrida spent the period of 1956–57 academic year at the Harvard University.
  • His work had a huge scientific influence on the European countries, where continental Philosophy reigns supreme.
  • This great Philosopher influenced literary theory, anthropology, semiotics, and jurisprudence, among other fields.
  • Derrida was neither a communist nor a Marxist.

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Jacques Derrida

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Marguerite Aucouturier


Georgette Sultana Esther Safar, Ham Aaron Prosper Charles Derrida


Paul Moïse
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