David Attenborough Age, WIfe, Net Worth, Children, 11 Quick Facts

David Attenborough
David Attenborough

David Attenborough Biography and Wiki

David Attenborough is a renowned award-winning  British broadcaster, biologist, natural historian, and author. Attenborough’s voice and storytelling have captivated audiences for decades, taking us on incredible journeys to explore the wonders of the natural world.

Through his work, he has not only educated us about the diverse ecosystems on our planet but also raised awareness about the importance of conservation and protecting our environment.

David Attenborough’s journey as a naturalist and broadcaster has been truly remarkable. He has traveled to various corners of the world, exploring and documenting the wonders of nature. From the depths of the oceans to the vastness of the rainforests, he has brought us closer to the incredible diversity of life on Earth.

He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection, a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth.

11 Quick Facts About David Attenborough

  • Full Name: Sir David Frederick Attenborough
  • Age: 97 years old (turning 98 years old on May 8, 2024)
  • Birthdate: May 8, 1926
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Place of Birth: Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Education: Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, Clare College Cambridge
  • Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Wife: Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel (died 1997)
  • Children: Robert Attenborough and Susan Attenborough

David Attenborough Age and Birthday

Attenborough was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. He is 97 years old and he will be turning 98 years old on May 8, 2024. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

David Attenborough Height and Weight

Attenborough stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 80 kg.

David Attenborough Family, Siblings

Attenborough was raised in College House, the University of Leicester campus residence where his father, Frederick, held the position of principal.

David had two siblings, older brother Richard Attenborough (who died in 2014), and younger brother, John Attenborough (who died in 2012).

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David Attenborough’s Wife and Children

Attenborough married Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel in 1950. Jane unfortunately died in 1997. The couple had two children, Robert Attenborough and Susan Attenborough.

David Attenborough’s Education

Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester. He won a scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge in 1945 to study geology and zoology and obtained a degree in natural sciences.

David Attenborough Net Worth

Having a long and successful career as a broadcaster, Attenborough has an estimated net worth of a whopping $15 Million.

David Attenborough’s Awards and Recognitions

  • BAFTA Fellowship 1980
  • Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Order of Merit 2005
  • Prince of Austria Award 2009
  • Fonseca Prize 2009
  • Indira Gadhi Peace Prize 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Champions of the Earth) 2021
  • UK’s Favourite TV Presenter of All Time (Perspectus Global) 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is David Attenborough So famous?

David Attenborough is an award-winning British broadcaster, biologist, natural historian, and author. He is known for his innovative educational television programs, especially the nine-part Life series.

What Happened to David Attenborough’s Wife?

While filming his documentary The Life of the Birds in New Zealand, Attenborough got the terrible news that his beloved wife had collapsed. Aged 70 at the time, Oriel had suffered a brain hemorrhage and had little chance of survival.

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