Russell M Nelson
Russell M Nelson
Real Name/Full Name Russell Marion Nelson Sr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Russel M Nelson
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 September 1924
Age/How Old: 99 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 92 Kg
In Pounds – 202.82 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Bald
Parents Name: Father – Marion Clavar Nelson
Mother –Edna Anderson Nelson
Siblings: Yes (3)
School: Sunday School
College: University of Utah
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Dantzel White, Wendy L Watson
Kids/Children Name: Yes (10)
Profession: Surgeon, Religious Leader
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: May 2024

A religious leader and a former surgeon, Russel M Nelson is a prominent figure in America. He has been a member of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for over 34 years and was also the quorum president from 2015 to 2018. He is also a medical graduate and has practiced cardiothoracic surgery for 29 years.

Well, how well do you know about Russell M. Nelson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Russell M. Nelson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Russell M. Nelson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Russel M Nelson was born on September 9th, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father’s name was Marion Clavar Nelson, and his mother’s name was Edna Anderson Nelson. He was part of a rather large family and had three siblings. He had two sisters named Marjory E and Enid. A brother named Robert H. Russel M Nelson’s father was a reporter working for a newspaper titled “Deseret News” and later became the manager of Gillham Advertising, one of Utah’s earliest advertising agencies. He was baptized as a member of the LDS Church when he was 16 years old.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Russell M. Nelson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Russell M. Nelson’s age is 99 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 9 September 1924. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 202.82 lbs in Pound and 92 kg in Kilograms.


Russel M Nelson did his early schooling in Sunday School, where he was taught about the preaching of Jesus. He then went on to study at LDS Business College and simultaneously worked as an assistant secretary at a bank. He graduated high school at the age of 16 and attended college at the University of Utah, and got a Bachelor of Arts and Phi Beta Membership degree. After this, he attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and graduated with an excellent result by being first in his class. He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the year 1947.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Russel M Nelson is a resident of Utah, USA. He has served as a member of the Church since April 7th, 1984. He is now the president of the Church and is regarded as the prophet, seer, and revelator. His marriage story has its share of ups and downs. When studying at the University in Utah, Nelson dated a fellow student Dantzel White for three years.

On August 31st, 1945, they tied the knot in the Salt Lake Temple. The couple had ten children; Marsha, Wendy, Gloria, Brenda, Sylvia, Emily, Laurie, Rosalie, and Marjorie and Russell Jr. They had a wonderful married life. Unfortunately, in 2005 Russel M Nelson’s wife died unexpectedly at their home in Salt Lake City.

After the death of his first wife, Nelson proposed to Wendy L. Watson. The couple got married in the year 2006 in the Salt Lake Temple in Utah. His second wife was originally from Alberta, and she was a professor of marriage before she retired in 2006.

Russel M Nelson is actively involved in charity work and believes in the greater good of society. He has served in various hospitals in his years of service as a doctor. He also held medical conferences in various parts of the world like Latin America and Africa, China, and India, to name a few.

Is Russel M Nelson Gay?

Although Russel M Nelson has not given any public statement from his two marriages, we can conclude that he is not gay. His marriage to his first wife lasted for 60 years. Also, he had ten children with his former wife, Dantzel White which suggests that he is straight. His second marriage was with Wendy L Watson.

Professional Career

Russel M Nelson served as a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, he also received his Ph.D. Degree in the year 1954. He also served humanity in his positions as research professor of surgery and director of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Utah. He has also written various textbooks in medical science.

He also holds various significant roles in the Church.He was the stake president of the Bonneville Stake for the years 1964 to 1971. He also served as the Regional Representative before being called to the Quorum of the Twelve.


As per his outstanding work in medical science, he has received several honorable mentions and awards. Some of his most prominent awards include “Heart of Gold Award” by the American Heart Association, “Golden Plate Award” by the American Academy of Achievement, “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the University of Utah, “Surgical Alumnus of the Year Award”, from University of Minnesota Medical School, “Governor’s Medal of Science: Lifetime Achievement Award”, “Advocate of the Arts” award presented by the Inspirational Arts Association to name a few.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Russel M. Nelson in 2024

Russell M Nelson Net Worth
Russell M Nelson Net Worth

As per his successful career as a medical surgeon and a religious leader, Russel M Nelson made an excellent fortune. As of 2024, He owns a net worth of approximately $5 million. He earned his massive sum as a result of his work both in the field of medical science as well as religion. Many consider him now as one of the wealthiest religious leaders in the world.

From a very young age, Russel M Nelson was a brilliant student. He graduated as the top student of his class, served as a surgeon in numerous hospitals in Utah, held conferences in various parts of the world. Also, as a religious leader, he was given many responsibilities, each of which he fulfilled diligently.


  1. You left out that he also has perfect pitch, is a gifted pianist and organist, and was a pioneer in heart transplants and developed the machine that oxygenates the blood diverted from the body while the heart is being removed and the new one being replaced. He has traveled the world teaching surgeons in other countries how to do heart transplants. He is perfectly organized and self-disciplined in diet and exercise, always staying in peak health. I could go on and on, but the above review of his life only scans the bare surface of the life of this great man.


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