Terri Irwin is a TV celebrity, author, and Naturalist with a net worth of $70 million. She is best known as the wife of now dead Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. You can also recognize her from the Documentary Series called ‘The Crocodile Hunter’. She is also an owner of an Australian Zoo located in Queensland.
Biography & Wiki
Terri Irwin was born as Theresa Penelope “Terri” Raines in 1964 on 20th July to Judy Raines and Clarence Raines. She also has two elder sisters named Joy Irwin and Mandy Irwin. She was born and brought up in Oregon, USA.
During her childhood, her father once saved an injured animal which boosted her love animals. This motivated her to rehabilitate wild animals, and as she grew up she starting handling more than 300 animals every year.
Terri Irwin married her husband, Steve Irwin, in 1992. The couple has two children named Bindi sue Irwin and Robert Clarence Irwin together. Steve unexpectedly died in 2006 due to Stingray injury in his heart.
After marrying Steve, she relocated to Australia and also attained Australian citizenship in 2009. She was devastated by her husband’s death. However, she found her peace in animals and their family Zoo which was owned by her husband.
She has not appeared in any other shows since Steve’s death, but she has made Australia Zoo better and bigger than most Zoos in the world.
She is also an active supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Both of her kids have grown up to be Television personalities.
Terri Irwin started appearing in a nature documentary television series called ‘The Crocodile Hunter’. She has also appeared in shows ‘The Crocodile Hunter Diaries’ and ‘Croc Files’.
Terri Irwin and her husband Steve Irwin had a popular TV series named ‘Animal Planet’, and together they recorded 300 episodes of all these shows mentioned above.
These TV series were viewed 500 million audiences and viewed in over 142 countries.
Terri Irwin has also authored books like ‘Steve and Me (My Steve)’, ‘Crocs and Gators’, ‘Remembering Steve’, ‘The Crocodile Hunter: The Birthday Present was a Python and Other Adventures’, and ‘The Crocodile Hunter’.
Awards & Achievements
Terri Irwin was declared as the Member of Order of Australia, in 2006 for contributing to wildlife conservation and also for influencing the tourism industry. In 2007 she was awarded Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Award. In 2014, Terri Irwin was nominated for the Australian of the Year Award. She also received a doctorate from the University of Queensland for her high-quality research and work as a conservationist.
Net Worth of Terri Irwin
Terri Irwin has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2017. She made millions working on Crocodile documentaries with her husband. Currently, she manages and owns a Zoo in Australia, which also helps her in staying financially stable. She also gets royals from her shows as well as the documentaries that are filmed in their Australia Zoo.
Terri Irwin is a well-known naturalist; she has contributed her entire life selflessly for the welfare of wildlife. She is a single mother, who has made sure to keep her husband’s legacy and his Australia Zoo. She still works for wildlife conservation and has transformed the way people looked at animals in the world. Unlike most people who only talk about change, Terri took some significant actions to implement the secure world she wants to create for animals.