David Attenborough: Wife, Age, Children, Net Worth
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David Attenborough, a broadcaster, and natural historian who is widely considered as a national treasure in Britain had to go through some of the real life-threatening accidents in his career. Yet despite all the challenges, he took courage to give some of the best documentaries and television shows to us.
Also named as the 100 Greatest Britons, David, even at the age of 93 is blessing us with his hard work. So, today let us take a look at David Attenborough and his achievements throughout the years.
Quick Facts about David Attenborough
|Full Name||Sir David Federick Attenborough|
|Parent’s name||Federick Attenborough and Mary Clegg|
|Date of Birth||May 8, 1926|
|Profession||Broadcaster, Natural Historian and Author|
|Wife||Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel (died in 1997)|
|Siblings||Richard and John|
|Children Name||Robert and Susan|
|Net Worth||$32 million|
|Social Media||Instagram and Twitter|
Wiki Bio of David Attenborough
Although we know him just as David Attenborough, his full name is Sir David Federick Attenborough.
He was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, England. He was born as a middle child of Federick Attenborough and Mary Clegg. His elder brother, Richard, as well as his younger brother John, is no more with us. David Attenborough went to Wyggeston Granner School for Boys in Leicester.
He was a very bright kid, and he even won a scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge in 1945 where he studied geology and zoology obtaining a degree in natural sciences.
Age, Height, and Weight of David Attenborough
David Attenborough has come a long way, and still, he is living a healthy life at the age of 96.
He stands 1.78 meters tall and has blue eyes and blonde hair.
David Attenborough's Career: TV Shows and Documentaries
David Attenborough always had a deep interest in natural history. He did a complete training program at BBC in 1952 and became a television producer for the BBC.
Then in 1954, together with reptile curator, Jack Lester, he originated the television series Zoo Quest, in which animals in zoos and wild are filmed live. The show proved to be a hit and widened the scope of educational programming offered by the BBC.
David Attenborough became controller of the BBC's second television channel BBC-2 in 1965. With his new bestowed position, he helped launch production of The Forsyte Saga, Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man and Kenneth Clark's Civilisation.
He also aired the seminal comedy series called Monty Python's Flying Circus.
David Attenborough almost died while filming documentary series, Blue Planet 2.From 1968 to 1972, David Attenborough was director of television programming of BBC.
However, he resigned to write and produce television series on a freelance basis. Then he wrote a succession of award-winning television programs on anthropology and natural history: Life on Earth in 1979, The Living Planet in 1984, The Trails of Life in 1990, Life in the Freezer in 1993, The Private Life of Plants in 1996, The Life of Birds in 1995, The Life of Mammals from 2002-2003, Life in the Undergrowth in 2005 and Life in the Cold Blood in 2008.
For his remarkable, David Attenborough has received numbers honorary awards which includes an Emmy, two BAFTA, and a Peabody Award. He was even knighted in 1985. In Britain, he is considered as a national treasure, although he himself doesn't like the term.
David Attenborough was named among the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002.
Wife and Children of David Attenborough
David Attenborough married Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel in 1950 and the many years of togetherness and happy marriage, Jane left us all and died in 1997. She was suffering from a brain hemorrhage, and it was the reason for her death as well.
At that time, David was in New Zealand filming The Life of Birds, when Jane went to coma but made it back just in time to be with her in her last moments. With his name and fame, David would have gotten married, but he chooses to cherish Jane's love for the rest of his life.
As a matter of fact, he still resides in the house they shared. David and Jane had two children. Robert and Susan, who are now all grown up and living their life successfully. His daughter, Susan is a former primary school headmistress and his son.
Robert is a senior lecturer in bioanthropology for the School of Archeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University of Canberra.
David Attenborough Health Issues
David Attenborough is over nine decades, which is really impressive.
Well, we understand that David has come to the age when things get harder to adopt. However, we hope, David will cope with his situations and live a healthy life. /
However, in one of his recent interview, he opened about his health issues. He said he sometimes struggles to remember proper names, which makes scriptwriting hard. Similarly, he added that he's coming to terms with the fact his memory isn't what it once was and ow it takes longer for him to find the right words.
David Attenborough Net Worth
David Attenborough is a beloved and most popular broadcaster and natural historian in England.
He has given many television shows and documentaries. In his long-run career, David has also remained as an author publishing about three dozen books. Well, with all achievements, David Attenborough has also managed to earn a considerable amount of fortune for himself.
Likewise, David Attenborough resides in the lavish mansion originally built in 1840 in the Tuscan style. The mansion is spread in 3.5 acres with walled garden, gated entrance, garaging and parking.
David Attenborough's net worth is $32 million.
The stunning and awe-inspiring high ceilings, magnificent views across the ground and wider countryside are the highlights of the home. With sash windows, an elegant staircase up to the first floor and an ornate fireplace in the living room, David Attenborough's abode is no less than a palace.
The property is however on sale for around $1.5 million.
David Attenborough in Instagram and Twitter
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