|Real Name/Full Name:
|Russell Marion NelsRussel
|99 years old
|9 September 1924
|Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
|Wendy L Watson (m. 2006)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Marsha, Wendy (1951–2019), Gloria, Brenda, Sylvia, Emily (1958–1995), Laurie, Rosalie, Marjorie, and Russell Jr)
|Is Russell Nelson Gay?:
|Religious leader and former surgeon
|Net Worth in 2024:
Russell M Nelson is an American religious leader who is the current president of the controversial LDS church. He also served in the U.S. Army for three years as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps and went to the Korean War. He was also in the team of specialists during the first open-heart surgery in the world. He has also served 34 years as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in LDS church and was its president from 2015-2018.
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Early Life & Biography
He was born in the decade following the first world war in Salt Lake City to a Mormon family. Hence, his growing up has been intensely religious and conservative. He supported his traditional atmosphere and continued his family traditions about religion and faith. He went to Sunday School for the Church and was baptized as a member of the LDS church at age 16. He studied at LDS Business College along with his high school and completed his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Utah.
Nelson met fellow Utah student Dantzel White in 1942, and after dating her for three years, they married in 1945 at the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they had nine daughters and a son. Dantzel suddenly died in 2005, and Russell immediately married another woman, Wendy L. Watson, in 2006. She was a Canadian nurse and educator. They are still married to this day.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 9 September 1924, Russell M Nelson is 99 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 92 kg.
He completed the four year M.D. course from the University of Utah in just three years and that too ranked 1st in his class. After that, he went to the University of Minnesota and took part in the first-ever open heart surgery using the cardio-pulmonary bypass. He received a Ph.D. for his contributions. He then served in the military for 20 months as a Medical Corp and left as a Captain.
He came back and worked a year at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1955, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was a legendary surgeon there and did the first open-heart surgery, thoracic surgery, and pediatric surgery of Utah. He performed many rare operations and was honored by making him elected president of Society for Vascular Surgery in 1975. He also has a professorship named after him.
He also served as a leader of the LDS Church for many years in many spells. He was often called as an apostle or negotiator by the Church for advice. In 1991, he was the primary delegate to go to the Parliament on World Religions. He went to various parts of the world for reasons of preaching and charity. He became president of the Church on 2 January 2018 with the death of former President Monson.
He has been serving since then. Controversies of sexual abuse and corruption have rocked his Church and presidency. His daughter and son-in-law had been in court multiple times over allegations of hosting “touching parties” where young boys and girls aged as low as one-year-old have been alleged to be touched inappropriately and sexually abused. Nelson has denied all claims.
Awards & Achievements
- President – Thoracic Surgical Directors Association
- President – Society for Vascular Surgery
iii. President – Utah State Medical Association
- Director – American Board of Thoracic Surgery
- Chairman – Council of Cardiovascular Surgery for the American Heart Association
- Chairman – Division of Thoracic Surgery at the LDS Hospital
vii. Vice-chairman – Board of Governors at the LDS Hospital
viii. Citation for International Service – American Heart Association
- Heart of Gold Award – American Heart Association
- Golden Plate Award – American Academy of Achievement
- Distinguished Alumni Award – University of Utah
xii. Surgical Alumnus of the Year Award – University of Minnesota Medical School
xiii. Governor’s Medal of Science: Lifetime Achievement Award – Utah Technology Innovation Summit
xiv. Advocate of the Arts award – The Inspirational Arts Association.
Net Worth & Salary of Russell Nelson in 2024
As of February 2024, His net worth is estimated around $2 million. In a popular Mormon Leak site, it was revealed that authorities get more than $120,000 a year.
Russell M Nelson is one of the oldest authorities on Catholic Christian traditions and the religion in general. He has also been a pioneer in the medical field, becoming an enterprise of medicine. He has served the Army and hence has huge support from all communities despite controversies.