David Attenborough Biography
An Isleworth, Middlesex native, David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian.
He is best known for writing and presenting the nine natural history documentary series that make up the Life album, which together form a detailed survey of animal and plant life on Earth, in collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit.
David Attenborough Age
Attenborough was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, Middlesex. He is 94 years old as of 2020.
David Attenborough Height
Attenborough stands at a height of 1.78 m.
David Attenborough Family
Attenborough was born to his parents Frederick Attenborough a college principal and Mary Clegg. He grew up together with his brothers in College House on the campus of the University College, Leicester, where his father was principal. His elder brother Richard was an actor and director (died in 2014) and his younger brother John was an executive at Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo (died in 2012).
David Attenborough Wife
Attenborough was married to Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel from 1950 to 1997. Elizabeth died in 1997 but they had two children together Susan a former elementary school headmistress and Robert a Lecturer.
David Attenborough Education
Attenborough studied at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester and then earned a scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge in 1945, where he studied geology and zoology and obtained a degree in natural sciences.
David Attenborough Career
In 1950 Attenborough applied for a job as a radio talk producer with the BBC but was rejected. His CV later attracted the interest of Mary Adams, head of the Talks department of the BBC’s fledgling television service. He joined the BBC full-time and became a producer for the talks department in 1952. Some of his early projects included the quiz show Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? and Song Hunter.
In 1957, the BBC Natural History Unit was formally established in Bristol but he declined to join it. He quit the BBC to study for a postgraduate degree in social anthropology at the London School of Economics in the early 1960s.
Attenborough was appointed Director of Programmes with editorial responsibility for both the BBC’s television networks in 1969. His services to television were acknowledged in 1985, and he was knighted to become Sir David Attenborough. In 1979, he wrote and presented all 13 parts of Life on Earth, then the most ambitious series ever produced by the BBC Natural History Unit.
David Attenborough Net Worth
Attenborough has an estimated net worth of $35 million.