Sir David Attenborough, together with Dr. Jane Goodall, is an influential role model for conservationists around the world. This great conservation hero was our Guest of Honour in 2009. Working as a presenter and programme maker for the BBC he has made a long line of spectacular nature series. He is a broadcaster, biologist, historian, and author from England. He is best known for writing and presenting The Nine Natural History documentary series shaping the Lifecollection, a comprehensive study of creature and plant life on Soil in collaboration with the BBC Characteristic History Unit. Attenborough worked for the BBC as a senior manager. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was the controller of BBC Two and the director of programming for BBC Television. To begin, in 1955, he was chosen as the host of Zoo Quest. Until her death in 1997, the 96-year-old was married to Jane Oriel.
David Attenborough Net Worth- $35 Million
David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and naturalist who has a net worth of $35 million dollars.
|David Attenborough Car Collection||Price (USD)|
|Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6||$511,000|
|Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupé||$533,000|
David Attenborough Career
David studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University (Cambridge, England, UK), graduating in 1947, the same year he also began a two-year stint with the National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at Alexandra Palace and in 1954 began his popular Zoo Quest series. In 1965, Attenborough was promoted to Controller of BBC2 and as such was responsible for the introduction of color television to Britain as well as bringing in Monty Python’s Flying Circus in 1969. He was later appointed Director of Programmes until he left in 1973 to return to program making, citing his dislike of being behind a desk. In 1997, entering into his seventies, Attenborough was not slowing down. He completed the epic 10-part series for the BBC, The Life of Birds (1998), along with writing and presenting the three-part series State of the Planet (2000) and The Life of Mammals (2002). Attenborough received honorary degrees from many universities across the world and is a patron and/or supporter of many charitable organizations. His services to television were recognized in 1985 when he was knighted and became Sir David Attenborough.
David Attenborough Wife
Sir David Attenborough married his wife Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel in 1950.
The pair remained together until Jane sadly died in 1997, aged 70, as a result of a brain haemorrhage.
Sir David has addressed his loss publicly on only a few occasions, writing in his 2002 memoir Life On Air: ‘The focus of my life, the anchor had gone… now I was lost.’
He and Jane had two children together: a son and daughter, Robert and Susan.
And it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as their son Robert is a senior lecturer in bioanthropology for the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra.
1. Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6
The Mercedes-AMG G 63 6×6 or Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 is a SUT manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. An SUT derivative of the six wheel drive Mercedes Geländewagen developed for the Australian Army from 2007, at the time it was the company’s largest and second most expensive street-legal offroad vehicle. The monstrous G63 6×6 actually utilizes a host of parts from the “pedestrian” G63 and the entire finished product comes almost entirely from series production units. The engine is unchanged and is a 5.5-liter bi-turbo V-8 that produces 544 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.
2. Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupé
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is a luxury grand tourer manufactured by Rolls-Royce that debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on 7 January 2007. It is based on the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom and has styling heavily derived from the 100EX, a concept car shown to celebrate the company’s centennial in 2004. In 2015 it was the most expensive Rolls-Royce model at $533,000. Several Drophead Coupés were used in the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.