Facts of Steve Irwin Networth
|Full Name||Stephen Robert Irwin|
|Birth Name||Stephen Robert Irwin|
|Profession||Zookeeper, Television Personality, Wildlife Expert, Environmentalist, Conservationist|
|Birth City||Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne|
|Father Name||Bob Irwin|
|Father Profession||Wildlife Expert|
|Mother Name||Lyn Irwin|
|Mother Profession||Wildlife Rehabilitator|
|No Of Children||2|
|Awards||Centenary Medal,Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame,Queensland Greats Award|
|Sibilings||Joy Irwin, Mandy Irwin|
|Filmography||Chicago Hope,The Crocodile Hunter Diaries,New Breed Vets with Steve Irwin|
|Education||Landsborough State School, Caloundra State High School|
|Date of Birth||February 22,1962|
Steve Irwin was an Australian zookeeper, TV personality, wildlife expert, environmentalist, and conservationist who perished at the age of 44 doing what he loves doing: being in the wild.
Steve left behind a legacy that will not be counted in how much wealth he has, but how much good he did in the world and inspired a generation of people concerned about life and nature.
A bastion of hope and a beacon of kindness, we look at the legacy of Steve Irwin.
What Was The Net Worth Of Steve Irwin At The Time Of His Death?
At the time of his death, Steve Irwin was worth $10 million.
Nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", Steve was taming wild beast since he was a kid growing up in his parents' wildlife reserve, the Queensland Reptile, and Fauna Park.
It was growing up in close proximity to nature and wild animals during Irwin's formative years that imbued upon him a deep reverence for the wild. He had taken to feeding and caring for the animals, and by age 9, Irwin had wrestled his first crocodile.
It was not all fun and games for Steve, however, and he was involved in such causes as the Queensland's East Coast Crocodile Management program, rescuing over one hundred crocodiles and providing a refuge in his parents' reserve.
When his parents handed him control of the park, Steve renamed it Australia Zoo in 1998 and carried on their work.
When Steve met his future wife, Terri Raines, in 1991, it was as if he had found his other half. They spent their unorthodox honeymoon trapping crocodiles, a videotaped version of which would become the pilot episode of the wildlife docuseries, The Crocodile Hunter.
The Crocodile Hunter premiered in Australia in 1996 and went on to air 64 episodes over five seasons through to 2004.
One of the highest-rated and most-viewed series on the Animal Planet channel, the success of The Crocodile Hunter spawned many spin-offs Croc Files, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and New Breed Vets, all of which featured Steve prominently.
Steve became something of an Australian hero, and soon, tales quickly spread around the world of a larger-than-life Aussie wildlife expert who routinely wrestles crocodiles and makes people swoon with his kindness.
His reputation preceded him, and by the time he was making talk-show appearances, the world was already familiar with The Crocodile Hunter.
A beloved figure wherever he went, his ubiquitous recognition could only be rivaled by his generosity—going so far as to halt production of his show to search for stranded scuba divers off the coast of Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. Due to his magnanimity, one of the divers was spared from certain death.
Steve Irwin transcended the niche of wildlife conservation and became a pop culture celebrity. He made appearances in talk shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, to name a few.
He also made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie, Dr. Dolittle 2, starring Eddie Murphy.
Early Life, Childhood, And Education
Steve Irwin was born Stephen Robert Irwin on February 22, 1962, in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia. The only son out of three children born to his parents, Lyn and Bob Irwin, both of whom had been wildlife experts; both of whom fostered their love for the wildlife in their son.
Marriage And Children
They gravitated towards each other immediately, and within four months, they were engaged. They married on June 4, 1992.
Terri, who admitted to not having dated anyone -- let alone thought of marriage -- in all the years that she has been Steve's widow, said in a 2018 interview with People Magazine,
"There's always the potential to find love again, and that's a beautiful thing...but I had my happily ever after. [So] I'm doing okay."
Steve's children with Terri, daughter Bindi, born on July 24, 1998, and son Robert, born on December 1, 2003, continue Steve's work long after his passing. They look after the Australia Zoo, founded by Steve and Terri.
Cause Of Death
Steve died on September 4, 2006, in what was supposed to be any normal day for the wildlife hero. He was off the coast of Port Douglas, Queensland, on a boat filming for a docuseries, Ocean's Deadliest.
During the shoot in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Steve attempted an impromptu snorkel session and waded into chest-deep water.
He approached a short-tail stingray that was on the defensive and stabbed Irwin repeatedly with its venomous tail. The stingray's barb punctured his heart and caused immediate hemorrhaging. The crew aboard the ship administered CPR, and Irwin was transferred to a nearby hospital, but the damage was done; Steve was pronounced dead.