Sir David Attenborough, who began his career as a television producer for the BBC, has one of the most recognisable faces on the planet. For more than 60 years, Mr Attenborough has devoted himself to informing humanity about the fragility of the natural world through his multiple television shows and books. How much has he earned throughout his career?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, David is worth a huge £25million.
From a young age he was interested in the natural world which led him to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.
He joined the navy in 1947 before moving to a publishing company where he worked editing children’s science textbooks.
David applied for a job with the BBC in 1950 and joined the company full-time two years later where he became a producer of non-fiction broadcasts.
His popular Zoo Quest series kicked off in 1954 and a year later, he was promoted to Controller of BBC2 and was responsible for the introduction of colour television to Britain.
He was appointed Director of Programmes until he left in 1973 to return to programme making.
The naturalist completed his hugely successful 10-part series, The Life of Birds, in 1998, along with writing and presenting the three-part series, State of the Planet, two years later.
As David entered his seventies, he was not slowing down and continued to produce shows including The Life of Mammals.
The broadcaster continued his passion with nature and also documented Our Planet, which ran on Netflix.
He received honorary degrees from multiple universities around the world and is patron to many charities and organisations.
His dedication to television was recognised in 1985 when he was knighted and became Sir David Attenborough.
David has added to his millionaire fortune by writing various different books including biographies.
Aside from the television screens, he also continues to cover the history of nature on Radio 4’s David Attenborough’s Life Stories.
In his personal life, The Planet Earth star was married to Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel from 1950, up until her death in 1997.
The couple have two children together – son Robert and daughter Susan.
David’s son Robert is believed to be a senior lecturer in Biological anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra.
His daughter is reportedly a former primary school headteacher.
From one television host to another, how much is Alexander Armstrong worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the star has built a fortune of around £3.6million.
He is perhaps best known for his appearance as the presenter of BBC’s Pointless.
Alexander has worked on the weekday quiz show with Richard Osman since 2009.
While he has not disclosed his salary, Alexander is sure to have earned a large sum of money as he has hosted more than 1,000 episodes.