About Jeremy Wade
As for the day, Jeremy Wade net worth currently stands at $1.5 million so obviously, he is not one of the richest men on television. However, becoming a multimillionaire was never his goal. The man has dedicated his life for studying and saving wild animals. In fact raising people’s awareness about endangered species and importance of saving them is one of the main goals of the incredibly popular show River Monsters which he currently hosts. This show is responsible for the absolute majority of the current Jeremy Wade net worth, but it is not the only source of income this incredibly admirable 59-year-old has. So let’s take a closer look at his life and career.
The millionaire was born and raised in a small village in Suffolk, England. The village had a river and when Jeremy was some 7 or 8 years old his parents gave him a cheap, primitive fishing rod. Strangely enough, this gift has determined Jeremy’s path of life. First of all, it got him into fishing: “once I started catching fish, it got my curiosity and it was the case of wanting to catch more fish, bigger fish, and different fish“. This hobby, in turn, has encouraged Wade to take interest not only in water animals, but in zoology in general. In fact, after graduating from high school the television presenter studied zoology at Bristol University, Following this he earned postgraduate teaching certificate in biological sciences and worked as a biology teacher at a secondary school. In 1982 Jeremy started travelling overseas to fish and search for strangest fish species. Among his destinations were the wildest places in the world, including Amazon and Congo rain forests. In 1992 along with the colleague P. Boote he published the book Somewhere Down the Crazy River.
Jeremy Wade net worth growth gained momentum in 2009, when he started hosting wildlife documentary television programme River Monsters. The show documents Jeremy‘s journeys as he travels in search of the most fearsome freshwater killers and collects dreadful stories from eyewitnesses who have seen people getting attacked by these predators (or have been victims themselves). When asked why, in his opinion, his show has remained extremely popular throughout the last seven years, the star said: „We have a lot of children who watch the program—though it’s not just children—and I think there is a fascination for things that are quite ugly. And these fish are certainly quite ugly. I think children very much identify with that misunderstood monster thing“ So basically it is children and our weird fascination with ugly creatures that has boosted Jeremy Wade net worth to $1.5 million. Personally, I hope that his show will remain just as popular for years to come, because it serves a noble purpose of educating society.