David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Celebrated Name: David Attenborough
Real Name/Full Name: David Fredrick Attenborough
Gender: Male
Age: 97 years old
Birth Date: 8 May 1926
Birth Place: Isleworth, Middlesex, England
Nationality: British
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 70 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel (m.1950; div. 1997)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 2 (Robert and Susan)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is David Attenborough Gay?: No
Profession: Broadcaster, Naturalist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $40 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster, writer, and naturalist who well recognized for his educative innovated television programs. He is a former Senior Manager at the BBC and the only person to have won BAFTAs for Programmes in each of Black and white, color, HD, 3d and 4k. He is best known for thrilling documentaries which form the life collection and extraordinary knowledge of the animal kingdom and plant life on Earth as well.

Maybe you know about David Attenborough very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of David Attenborough’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Attenborough was born in Isleworth, Middlesex. His father, Frederick, was a principal at university college, Leicester, where he grew up in the college house. He is the younger brother of the director, producer, and actor Richard Attenborough who died in 2014 and older brother John Attenborough, a motor executive, Alfa Romeo, who died in 2012. During his childhood, he spent most of his time gathering fossils, stones, and natural specimens.

At some point, he offered to supply newts at the University zoology department barely at the age of 11, where he supplied for 3d each. One of his adoptive sisters gives him a piece of prehistorical creatures, Amber, which he would focus on in the future in his program The Amber Time Machine. Attenborough got an influence when he attended a lecture by Grey Owl at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, with his brother, where he advocated about conservation.

He enrolled at Wyggeston Grammar School for boys in Leicester and later on to Clare College, Cambridge, where he had won a scholarship. In college, he studied geology and zoology, where he acquired a degree in natural sciences. The Royal Navy offered him a position at the national service where he spent two years in North Wales and Firth of Forth.

Personal Life

Attenborough married Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel in 1950. The couple had two children together; a son, Robert, who is a senior lecturer in Bioanthropology for the school of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra and their daughter Susan, who is a retired primary School Headmistress. However, his wife Jane died in 1997.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 May 1926, David Attenborough is 97 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


After completion of his studies, he started working at an educational publishing house in 1949. Later on, he became a Television producer for British Broadcasting Corporation, which he had already undergone the training process and completed. He filmed a television series where live animals were filmed in the wild and zoos, “Zoo Quest” together with the reptile Curator Jack Lester.

During the BBC-2 in 1965, a BBC’S new second television channel, Attenborough became the controller where he helped the launching of dramatic production like The Forsyte Sagg and a landmark cultural, educational series including Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man and Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation and Monty Python Flying Circus a seminal comedy series that he aired. He became a director of television programming of the BBC before resigning to write and produce television series on a freelance basis.

Attenborough wrote and narrated natural history and the life series of television programs like; Life on Earth, The Living Planet, The Trials of Life, Life In the Freezer, The Private Life of Plants, The Life of Birds, and The Life Of Mammals. Other notable work was Life in the Undergrowth and Life in Cold Blood, The Blue Planet, which is an exploration and discoveries of the world Oceans, State of the Planet, and Are We Changing Planet Earth?.

He also narrated about Blue Planet II in 2017 but did not write anything about it. He narrated another series, “Our Planet,” which was aired in 2019 on Netflix, an eight-part series as well the BBC broadcasted “Climate Change – The Facts,” a documentary warning the society about their collapse in case they fail to act.

Awards & Achievements

After his Blue Planet II narration, he earned an Emmy Award in 2017, and he has received honors like several BAFTA awards and a Peabody Award in 2014. He holds a record of 32 honorary degrees from the university across the United Kingdom due to his fame and recognition for his television services. He was knighted and became Sir David Attenborough in 1985.

Net Worth & Salary of David Attenborough in 2024

David Attenborough Net Worth
David Attenborough Net Worth

As of April 2024, Attenborough has an estimated net worth of $40 million. His accounts started building up when he worked two years in the Royal Navy. His major inlets are from his multiple services in the field, as a presenter, producer, director as well as a publisher. This ventures a huge mass of income to his account, as well his documentaries with lessons that are aired on television series also.

David Attenborough is a global treasure that the public adores with his extraordinary knowledge of the animal’s kingdom. He educates every perspective of dealing with our planet for a safe living. He is a role model for many people who see him as an icon.


  1. The world has been blessed with this incredible man, Sir David Attenborough, to lead us to a better place, if we lesser beings will heed his words. If we are not to eventually self destruct we must as individuals endeavour to live in harmony with the world around us in all its life forms. Each and everyone has a part to play. Let’s start today!

    • “… if we lesser beings will heed his words. If we are not to eventually self destruct…”

      Wow, you bought into the whole “global-warming, global cooling, climate change” agenda, lol!
      Yes, the earth gradually worms and cools, NATURALLY. It has for thousands of years, and there’s nothing puny little mankind can do about it. The whole movement is about money… the transfer of wealth, via so-called “carbon credits’. Wake up, ans stop the fear mongering!

  2. Sir David Attenborough, Your “life on our planet” is an extraordinary documentation about how we got where we are today and what will take for us to survive as homo sapiens. I believe that today we are still living a life of “homo oblivious”, but that needs to change fast or it will be to late. Your documentary is a great example and testimony about how we need to change and embrace the nature as our only chance, our only source and opportunity to rebuilt our planet.

    Thank you

  3. No one can tell a story like David Attenborough. I always look forward to his adventures. Thanks for the very beautiful gift of story telling. Always so thoughtful in your ways. A total Prince.


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