With the motto to interconnect with nature, Canadian environmental activist David Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation. Along with his foundation, the science broadcaster resolved to protect the heterogeneity of the environment along with the indigenous lands and waters.
For David's work, he has received honorary degrees for his accolades from over two dozen universities. The Vancouver native received Canada's highest degree of merit, 'Order of Canda' in 1976.
How Much Is David Suzuki's Net Worth?
David, 82, accumulates the net worth of $25 million from his career as a Canadian environmental activist and science broadcaster. He is an owner of four homes and co-owns a fossil fuel company. His Vancouver mansion that lies in the Kitsilano neighborhood is estimated to be worth $8.2 million. David's waterfront property on the Quadra Island area has a value of $1.1 million.
He served at the University of British Columbia as a professor in the genetics department from 1963 to 2001. He has authored several books and made documentaries regarding genetics and ecological sciences. David is also a co-founder of a Vancouver based environmental organization 'David Suzuki Foundation' since 1990.
Facts Of David Suzuki!
Here are some of the facts about environmental activist, David Suzuki.
- David was born in a third-generation Japanese Canadian family who were forced to leave their home in Japan during the World War II. The science broadcaster was at the age of five when he lived in the camp of Slocan Valley of British Columbia with his family. After World War II ended, David and his family settled in Ontario. His parents' names are Setsu Nakamaru and Kaoru Carr Suzuki.
- The Vancouver native is an author of over 50 books which mostly covered the subjects regarding genetics and ecological sciences. He has also penned 19 books for children. Some of his work include Time to Change; An Introduction to Genetic Analysis; David Suzuki's Green Guide; and The Legacy: An Elder's vision for a sustainable future.
Personal Life: Married Twice!
Environmental activist David Suzuki has been married twice. He married Tara Elizabeth Cullis as his second wife in 1973. The duo has two daughters named Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Sarika Cullis-Suzuki. Their daughter, Severn, is a Canadian environmental activist, and their another daughter, Sarika, has pursued her dream in the conservation of biodiversity.
David Suzuki and his second wife, Tara Elizabeth Cullis (Photo: thestar.com)
Before Tara, David married Setsuko Joane Sunahara in 1958 but could not cherish their bond and had a divorce in 1965. With his estranged wife, David has three children, a son named Troy Suzuki and two daughters, Laura Suzuki and Tamiko Suzuki.
Born as David Takayoshi Suzuki on 24 March 1936, David is a native of Vancouver, Canada. The environmental activist stands at the height of 1.62 m and holds Canadian nationality. He moved to Islington, Learnington and London, Ontario with his family after the Second World War.
David finished his school level education from London Central Secondary School and secured his Bachelor's of Arts in biology from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1958. As per wiki, he worked in the genetic department as a professor at the University of British Colombia for 40 years.