It’s always hard for a person to give up his successful career but this man turned down his career with such an ease to put his heart and soul in the conservation field. Eugene Cussons is a former Managing Director of Chimp Eden and Rescue Director of JGI. But this is not all for Cussons who is also a certified rock climber, pilot, skydiver and off-road driving expert. The man who started the mission of rescuing Chimpanzee in war zone hosted Animal Planet TV show “Escape to Chimp Eden.”
Career and Professional Life:
The graduate from the University of Pretoria got his degree in Business Management and Economics. Eugene then started his successful career in the corporate world where he developed software for the financial trading. After having a successful career, he wanted to combine his management skills with his love for the outdoors. This interest and passion led him towards building Chimp Eden in the association with Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in South Africa in 2006.
Cussons worked as the Managing Director of the Chimp Eden as well as the Rescue Director of JGI. After years of rescuing chimpanzee in a war zone like Sudan and Angola, he decided to resign from the Chimp Eden on 1st January 2013. In the same year, he announced that he is looking forward to a new role as Executive Director and Ambassador in the “Generation Now” movement which represents a change in the mindset towards conservation, education, and humanitarianism.
During his time in Chimp Eden, he also appeared in an Animal Planet’s series Escape to Chimp Eden which premiered on 8th February 2008 and lasted for two seasons. By 2017, he has a book to his name, several TV appearances and certified pilot tag to his credit.
How much is Eugene’s Net Worth?
The Executive Director of the Generation Now Movement enjoyed a successful career as a successful software developer. He also published a book entitled Saving Chimpanzees in 2011. His stint in television screen and business career boosts his net worth to 500 thousand dollars.
How is Married Life Doing for the Conservationist?
The conservationist is a settled man when it comes to his personal life. Eugene dubbed as a devoted husband and father.
Escape to Chimp Eden star married his longtime girlfriend Natasha and now resides in South Africa. The one-woman man generally keeps his private matter off the media, and there is very little information about him and his family.
Eugene is the father to a cute daughter named Haley with his wife. The Saving Chimpanzees author gives his entire time to Generation Now, but he doesn’t miss a single chance to spend precious little time with his family in South Africa.
His wiki is filled with amazing abilities and qualities like a certified pilot, and a boat skipper adds sugar to the already sweet dish. He maintains a personal space and doesn’t have an official Twitter account.
Eugene also made appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jay Leno Show, and Martha Stewart Living to boost the popularity of his show Escape to Chimp Eden.
Eugene’s Short Bio:
Eugene Cussons was born as South African on 6th July 1979 and currently ages 38. He grew closer towards African wildlife as his family is deeply rooted in African conservation ethic. The man who possesses a decent height belongs to African ethnicity. Eugene works hard on his physique and has a decent body shape.