Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall
Real Name/Full Name Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jane Goodall
Birth Place: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 April 1934
Age/How Old: 89 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 50 Kg
In Pounds – 110 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Silver
Parents Name: Father – Mortimer Herbert Morris Goodall
Mother – Margaret Myfanwe Joseph
Siblings: N/A
School: Uplands school
College: Newnham College, University of Cambridge (1962–1965), Darwin College, University of Cambridge
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Derek Bryceson (m. 1975–1980), Hugo van Lawick (m. 1964–1974)
Kids/Children Name: Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick
Profession: Primatologist, Anthropologist
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: June 2023

Jane Goodall is a world-famous primatologist and anthropologist. She is one of those people who realized that animals deserve to be loved and protected just like human beings and started studying primatology which is the study of the behavior of primates to care for them.

Well, how well do you know about Jane Goodall? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jane Goodall’s net worth in 2023, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jane Goodall to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jane was born to her parents, her father, Mortimer Herbert Morris Goodall, and their mother, Margaret Myfanwy Joseph, in London of England, United Kingdom, on 3rd April of 1934. Good all’s father was a businessman, and her mother was a well-known novelist. She developed love and affection for the primates from her doll, a stuffed chimpanzee gifted by her father.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jane Goodall in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Jane Goodall’s age is 89 years old as of today’s date 6th June 2023 having been born on 3 April 1934. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 110 lbs in Pound and 50kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Silver.


A lot of information on Jane’s education is not available to the media. Still, it is known that after her family moved to Bournemouth, she went to the Uplands School for her primary and secondary education.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Jane first married Hugo Van Lawick, who was a photographer by profession. They tied knots on 28th March of 1964 at Chelsea Old Church in London. But their marriage did not last long, and they filed for a divorce ten years later, in 1974. The following year after the divorce, Jane started dating Derek Bryceson and got married soon after. He was the director of the country’s national park and a member of the Parliament of Tanzania.

Unfortunately, he passed away due to cancer in the year 1980. Due to her husband Bryceson’s parliamentary hold, Jane’s research project of the embargo on tourism at Gombe stayed safe. Goodall has studied primatology for more than 50 years, yet for her, a dog would be the best pet even though Bigfoot manages to fascinate her. She is diagnosed with a rare disease known as prosopagnosia, which is a condition that makes it difficult for her to recognize known faces.

Is Jane Goodall Lesbian?

Jane Goodall has been married twice in her life, and both of them were to men of her choice. Thus it will be safe to conclude that Jane is not gay.

Professional Career

Jane spent most of her life studying the behavior of chimpanzees. She joined the Gombe Stream National Park to further study the Kasakela chimpanzee community in the year 1960. She closely observed these chimpanzees and gave them names instead of numbers with the conclusion that they can also have different personalities like that of humans. She also took a different stance than the scientists who demanded that only humans were capable of making tools and also said that chimpanzees were vegetarians.

Jane established her institute, The Jane Goodall Institute, in the year 1977 to supports Gombe’s research and became the leader in charge of the movement globally to protect the interest of primates. She also found several other establishments like the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation center that she founded in DRC in the year 1992 and the Lake Tanganyika Catchment Reforestation and Education center in 1994 to stop deforestation of the chimpanzee community.

Jane started her institute, Centre for Primate Studies, at the University of Minnesota during the mid-90s, and later in 2011, her archives were shifted from Minnesota to Duke University. She is the sanctuary Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce of Florida, the World’s largest sanctuary outside Africa. She also co-founded the organization, Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals with Mark Bekoff in 2000.

Jane is a vegan by choice and urges other people to turn vegetarians for environmental and health reasons.


She earned the award, Commander of the Order of the British Empire and British Academy’s president medal for her commendable job to protect animals. She was also able to establish her institute, the Jane Goodall Institute, in 1977 that helped support and run the Gombe research. Apart from these, she has also earned several awards and appreciation from around the world for her ideas and movements to protect chimpanzees and also other animals.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jane Goodall in 2023

Jane Goodall Net Worth
Jane Goodall Net Worth

Jane’s net worth is $12 million estimated as of the current year 2023. In her long journey as a defender and protector of animals and being part of many such movements, she generated her net worth. Even though her main interest was never about the money, being part of different sanctuaries and establishing her institutes added her goodwill.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Goodall also has a Ph.D. from the Cambridge University, which she earned in the year 1962 after she took a break from Africa and attended the University for studies.

In conclusion, we can say that Jane Goodall is one of the most incredible activists known worldwide. Her movements to protect the animals of the world and the awareness she was able to spread among people regarding the interests of the animal kingdom are commendable and appreciated by people worldwide.


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