David Attenborough Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Sir David Frederick Attenborough was born on the 8th May 1926, in Isleworth, West London, England, and is a broadcaster, producer, director, and writer, undoubtedly recognized as one of the world’s leading conservation and environmentalists, including writing and presenting the nine Life series, and numerous other TV and film titles, such as “Attenborough In Paradise” (1996), “The Song Of The Earth” (2000), and “Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life” (2009). His career has been active since 1952.

So, have you ever wondered how rich David Attenborough is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of David’s net worth is over $35 million, an amount which has been accumulated through his successful careers as a broadcaster, television personality, producer, director and screenwriter.


David Attenborough Net Worth $35 Million


David Attenborough spent his childhood in College House in the campus of the University College, Leicester, as his father Frederick worked there as the principal. He is the middle child – his older brother was John, who worked as a car manufacturer, and his younger brother was actor, director, and producer Lord Richard Attenborough. He went to Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, after which he enrolled at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating in 1947 with a degree in Natural Sciences. In the same year, he began to serve his national service in the Royal Navy in North Wales, after which he began to pursue his career on the screen.

David’s professional career began in 1952, when he was spotted by Mary Adams, who offered him a three-month training course and a full-time job at the BBC as a radio talk producer, and one of his first projects was “Song Hunter”, and “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?”. Soon after he made “Zoo Quest” in 1954, a series about an animal-collecting expedition. Later, he established the Travel and Exploration Unit, and began to produce such documentaries as “Travellers’ Tales”, and “Adventure”, among others, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth and brought him to audiences attention.

In 1965, he was moved to the position of controller at BBC Two, and his first major project was the 1971 documentary film “A Blank on the Map”, which was followed by other titles such as “The Tribal Eye” (1975), “Wildlife On One” (1977), and “Life On Earth” (1979). In the next decade, David produced “The Living Planet” (1984), “The First Eden” (1987), and “Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives” (1989), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin. In the 1990s, he continued to line up success after success, producing the TV series “Life In The Freezer” (1993), “The Life Of Birds” (1998), and such films as “The Dragons Of Galapagos” (1989), and “Island Of The Vampire Birds” (1999).

The new millennium didn’t change too much for David, as his career has only gone upwards, as well as his net worth. In the year 2000 he made several projects – “The Lost Gods Of Easter Island”, “State Of The Planet”, and began to produce the TV series entitled “Natural World”, which lasted until 2007.

To speak further about his career, David is also known for producing “The Life Of Mammals” (2002-2003), “Madagascar” (2011), and “Kingdom Of Plants 3D” (2012). Most recently, he made the TV film “David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive” (2014), the TV mini-series “Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough” (2015-2016), and “Attenborough’s Passion Projects” (2016). His net worth is certainly rising.

Thanks to his accomplishments in broadcasting, David has won with a number of recognitions, including a Knighthood in 1985, an impressive 32 honorary degrees, the BAFTA Desmond Davis Award in 1970, and Prince of Asturias Award in 2009 among many others.

Regarding his personal life, David Attenborough was married to Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel from 1950 until her death in 1997, with whom he had two children.

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