David Attenborough vs Oprah Winfrey

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Broadcaster, Naturalist
Director/Producer, Entrepreneur, Personality, Philanthropist
$35 Million
Net worth 2018
$2.67 Billion
Miscellaneous
Industry
Celebrity
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Residence
Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
British
Country
United States
08/05/1926
BirthDay
29/01/1954
1.78 m
Height
1.69 m
University of Cambridge, Clare College, Cambridge, University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Tennessee State University
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2008

Life in Cold Blood, broadcast in 2008, completed his collection of programmes on all the major groups of terrestrial animals and plants by showcasing reptiles and amphibians

2005

In 2005 and 2006, he backed a BirdLife International project to stop the killing of albatross by longline fishing boats, and gave public support to WWF's campaign for Borneo's rainforest

2002

Life on Air, his autobiography, was published in 2002 and is one of a number of his works which is available as a self-narrated audiobook

1990

In the early 1990s, he presented Life in the Freezer and The Private Life of Plants

1979

The ‘Life’ series, begun in 1979, forms a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet - the 96 natural history programmes written, presented, narrated and produced are immeasurable in terms of sales or impact

1977

He narrated every episode of Wildlife on One, a BBC One wildlife series which ran for 253 episodes between 1977 and 2005

1975

In 1975, he presented The Tribal Eye, The Explorers and Fabulous Animal

1969

In 1969, he was promoted as director of programmes responsible for the output of both BBC channels, but quit to answer the call to return to his first love—broadcasting

1967

In 1967, when BBC Two began its color broadcast, he introduced televised snooker and the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy to Television

1965

In 1965, he became the controller of BBC Two; he included music, arts, entertainment, archaeology, experimental comedy, travel, drama, sport, business, science and natural history in the schedule

1960

In the early 1960s, he resigned from the BBC to study social anthropology at the London School of Economics, but returned to the BBC as controller of BBC Two

1957

Following the establishment of the BBC Natural History Unit in 1957, he formed the Travel and Exploration Unit, to help him front Zoo Quest as well as Travellers' Tales and Adventure series

1954

Zoo Quest was first broadcast in 1954 and became the first of his many BBC Natural History Unit’s productions

1952

After his stint in the Navy, he joined the BBC in 1952 and subsequently became a producer for the Talks department - his earliest projects included Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? and Song Hunter

1950

In 1950, he married Jane Elizabeth EbsworthOriel; the couple had two children, Robert and Susan

1947

In 1947, he was called up for national service in the Royal Navy and spent two years stationed in North Wales and the Firth of Forth

1945

In 1945, he won a scholarship to Clare College of Cambridge University from which he obtained a degree in natural sciences

1926

David Attenborough was born on May 8, 1926 to Frederick Attenborough, the Principal of the University College, Leicester