Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall
Celebrated Name: Jane Goodall
Real Name/Full Name: Valerie Jane Morris Goodall
Gender: Female
Age: 90 years old
Birth Date: 3 April 1934
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Nationality: British
Height: 1.65M
Weight: 50 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Hugo Van Lawick (m. 1964; div. 1974), Derek Bryceson (m. 1975; died. 1980)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Hugo Eric Louis(1967)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): NA
Is Jane Goodall Lesbian? No
Profession: Primatologists, Anthropologist
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $12 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Most are the times that we humans see how fellow humans are being mistreated, and few of us take note of how animals are mistreated. Someone who realizes that animals also need the same care we humans need is considered more humane. Well, Jane Goodall is just that type of person. Jane took note and studied (primatology) the behavior of primates in order to take good care of them.

Maybe you know about Jane Goodall very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jane Goodall’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

Jane was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England. Jane is the daughter of a businessman, Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall, and Margaret Myfanwe Joseph, a novelist. Unfortunately, both Jane’s parents are deceased. Jane attended ‘Uplands School’ after them moving to Bournemouth. Goodall got her passion and love for primates from living with her little doll, Jubilee, which was a stuffed chimpanzee-like doll that she got from her Father.

Personal Life

Goodall was married to Hugo Van Lawick, a photographer on March 28, 1964, at Chelsea Old Church, London. However, their marriage did not last until forever as the vows, and they got a divorce in 1974. The following year was a merry again as Jane married Derek Bryceson, who was by then a member of Tanzania’s parliament and the director of the country’s national park.

Unfortunately, he died in October 1980. He had cancer, which was the cause of his death. Due to Bryceson’s position in the parliament, Goodall’s research project (an embargo on tourism at Gombe) was protected.

Even though Goodall has studied primatology for over 50 years, she says that her best pet would be a dog and that the Bigfoot fascinates her. Jane has prosopagnosia, which is a condition that makes her not to recognize familiar faces.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on April 3rd, 1934, Jane Goodall is 90 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. Her height is 1.65 tall, and her weight is 50 kg.


Goodall has studied the behavior of chimpanzees for most of her life. In 1960, she started studying the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park. She observed these chimpanzees closely, naming them instead of giving them numbers. Studying their personalities, she concluded that not only humans could have different personalities. While observing their traits, she deferred with whatever scientists said that only humans who are capable of making tools and that chimpanzees are vegetarians.

In 1977, Jane formed the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which supports Gombe’s research, and she is the global leader in charge of the movement to protect primates. Jane Goodall founded the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in DRC in 1992. Two years later, Jane founded Lake Tanganyika Catchment Reforestation and Education (TACARE) with the main agenda of protecting chimpanzee’s habit from deforestation.

In the mid-1990s, Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies was initiated at the University Of Minnesota. On March 11, 2011, Goodall’s archives were moved from Minnesota to Duke University. Goodall is currently a member of the largest world sanctuary outside of Africa, Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jane is a vegetarian and advocates for such a diet for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.

In 2000, Goodall and Mark Bekoff founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Awards & Achievements

Jane has achieved a lot in her quest to protect and advocate for chimpanzee safety and animals at large. In 1977, she was able to form the Jane Goodall Institute to support the Gombe research. Her ambitious move to protect animals has won her many awards like Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a President’s Medal by British Academy.

Net Worth & Salary of Jane Goodall in 2024

Jane Goodall Net Worth
Jane Goodall Net Worth

While fighting all these wars to gain rights for the animals, her main drive was not money. However, her net worth is still something worth looking at. Jane Goodall’s net worth is approximated to be $12 million As of June 2024.

Animals are sweet creatures when taken care of. They deserve each ounce of care just as humans require. Jane Goodall was able to prove that there is more to what we see in animals.


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