Gene Goodenough- Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Career, Family

There were rumours regarding them dating until they tied knots with each other in 2016. He is also the key witness to the molestation case filed against Preity Zinta’s ex-boyfriend, Ness Wadia which was filed by Preity Zinta in 2015.

gene goodenough bio

Name Gene Goodenough
Nickname Gene
Profession Senior Vice President of NLine Energy
Height 183cm or 1.83m or 6’
Weight 84kg or 185lbs
Body Measurements Chest:40, Waist: 32, Biceps: 11
Eye Colour Grey
Hair Colour Blonde
Date of Birth (Date, month and year not known)
Age 42-47 years old (as of 2020)
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Hometown Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality American
School Name not known
College USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles (graduation)
University ESADE Business and Law School, Spain
Educational Qualifications Master’s Degree in Business Studies (MBS)
Father Name not known
Mother Name not known
Religion Christian
Marital status Married
Wife Preity Zinta (Indian Actress)
Marriage date 28th February 2016
Hobbies Cycling, reading books, long drives and listening to music

Early life and Background

Gene Goodenough is American in Nationality and was born into a well-educated Christian family in Los Angeles, California, USA. He did his graduation from USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California where incidentally popular reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s brother Rob Kardashian happens to be an alumnus.

Then he went on to pursue his Master’s degree in Business Studies (MBS) from ESADE Business and Law School in Spain. He was a very good student at school, academically and has attained great achievements in a very short time.

Personal life

Gene Goodenough met actress and wife Preity Zinta for the first time in Santa Monica, Los Angeles several years back. Preity regularly visited there to meet her niece and nephew. He is the key eye witness of the molestation case filed against Ness Wadia on June 13th, 2014 by Preity Zinta for abusing, molesting, and threatening her at an IPL match in Wankhede Stadium on May 30th.

While he witnessed the incident it was he who rescued her and was her shield during the time. Since he wanted to stay out of legal battles Preity went to Los Angeles to convince him to become the eye witness to which he eventually agreed. During that time of turmoil, the duo started developing feelings for each other.

While everyone thought that the relationship wasn’t serious enough and tough since it was long distance,  the pair shocked everyone with their marriage on 28th February 2016. They got married in Los Angeles, California, the USA in Hindu rituals. They also hosted a reception in Mumbai soon after to introduce him to the Bollywood industry.

Personal favourite’s

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr.
Actress Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence
Singers Adele, Jay Z, Chris Brown,  Britney Spears,  Camila Cabello, and Taylor Swift
Movies Sunset Boulevard, Once Upon a time in Hollywood, and Inception
Shows Orange is the new black, Money Heist,  Stranger things, and Fawlty Towers
Cuisine Indian
Food Pizza and tacos
Colour Black and red

Gene Goodenough Ethnicity & Nationality

Gene Goodenough hasn’t said anything about his father or mother. His mother-in-name laws are Nilprabha Zinta. On the other hand, his father-in-law, Durganand Zinta, is a former Indian Army officer.

Goodenough has siblings, but we cannot obtain specific information about them. However, he practices Christianity and comes from a white ethnic background.

Gene Goodenough Wife & Marriage

Gene Goodenough is an astute and skilled financial analyst. He first met Zinta, according to reports, in Santa Monica. Later, the couple began dating. They dated for about five years before deciding to marry.

According to reports, Goodenough and Preity married on February 29, 2016, in Los Angeles, and only invited family and close friends. Then, Preity Zinta came to India and hosted a lavish reception, inviting all of the guests. The two look fantastic together.

Gene Goodenough Son, Daughter

Gene Goodenough and Preity Zinta Goodenough and Preity Zinta proudly announced the birth of their children. Preity Zinta announced on Instagram on November 18, 2021 (Thursday), that she and Gene had twins. Surrogacy was used to deliver the twins. Gia Zinta Goodenough and Jai Zinta Goodenough are their children. Preity expressed gratitude to her family, doctors, and surrogates for their help.

Gene Goodenough Career & Professions

After finishing his bachelor’s degree, Gene worked as an Assistant Vice President at ‘Bank of America’. He left his job after three years to further his education. From 2003 to 2005, Goodenough worked as a Product Manager at ‘Oracle’ after receiving his master’s degree. According to his LinkedIn profile, he also worked at Logical Apps for a while.

Gene was Vice President / Director of Product Management at ‘Interthinx’ Company in June 2006. He resigned from his job after five years of service. He has been an SVP Product & Finance analyst at ‘NLine Energy Incorporation’ in Santa Monica, California, US, since April 2012. The company converts wasted energy from water transmission into renewable energy.

Gene Goodenough Networth

Gene Goodenough and his wife and family live a lavish lifestyle. He has a house, a car, and branded items. He is well compensated for his profession. Gene Goodenough’s net worth is estimated to be between USD 2 and $3 million as of August 2023.


  • Gene enjoys traveling to new places with his wife.
  • He is not on any social media platforms.
  • Goodenough possesses many abilities, including Product Management, Risk Management, and Financial Services.
  • He frequently visits his favorite restaurant to eat delectable food.
  • Preity Zinta’s husband is an expert in Basel II of the Basel Accords.
  • He celebrated Holi and other Indian festivals with his wife, Preity Zinta.
  • Gene also studied at the Esade Barcelona Pedralbes Campus.
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