What is Greta Thunberg’s net worth? Who are Greta Thunberg’s parents?
Greta Thunberg (birth name – Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg) is a Swedish climate activist who is known for her straightforward speaking manner.
Thunberg was born on January 3, 2003, in Sweden.
Her father, Svante Thunberg, is a descendant of Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903 for presenting a model of the greenhouse effect.
Her mother is opera singer Malena Ernman, a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
She first learned about global warming at the age of 8, after watching a documentary about climate change at school. She said in an interview:
”My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things.”
Thunberg went on to say:
”I couldn’t do that. Those pictures were stuck in my head.”
She began her climate activism at age 15. In August 2018, Greta started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament and holding up a sign reading ”Skolstrejk för klimatet” (School strike for climate).
Greta said at the time:
”I am doing this because nobody else is doing anything. It is my moral responsibility to do what I can.”
”I want the politicians to prioritize the climate question, focus on the climate and treat it like a crisis.”
In December 2018, she gave a speech at the United Nations COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
She said at the summit, addressing the Secretary-General:
”You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children.”
”But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet.”
She took the whole of 2019 off school to join student protests around the world and attend key climate conferences.
In January 2019, Thunber was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
In March 2019, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In April 2019, Greta spoke with Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at the Vatican.
In August 2019, she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on an emissions-free yacht that runs on underwater turbines and solar power.
In September 2019, Bernard Arnault (the third richest man in the world) criticized Thunberg for ”surrendering to catastrophism.” Arnault also said:
”I find that her views are demoralizing for young people.”
In December 2019, she made the cover of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” The editors of Time wrote:
”In the last 18 months, Greta Thunberg has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change.”
In the same month, Donald Trump tweeted:
”Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
Greta responded by changing her Twitter profile bio to read:
”A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”
Also in December 2019, Thunberg tweeted:
”Indigenous people are literally being murdered for trying to protect the forest [sic] from illegal deforestation. Over and over again.”
Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, replied:
”Greta’s been saying Indians have died because they were defending the Amazon.”
”It’s amazing how much space the press gives this kind of pirralha.”
Note – ”pirralha” is a derogatory Portuguese word meaning “brat.”
Shortly after Bolsonaro’s statements, Greta Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to “pirralha.”
In February 2020, BBC Studios announced that they were working on a documentary series about the young activist.
In 2020, Greta was featured in Pearl Jam’s music video ”Retrograde.”
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”We are striking because we have done our homework, and they have not.”
”All my life I have been like the invisible girl at the back that no one sees or listens to.”
”I wouldn’t have wasted my time’ talking to Trump about climate change. He’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?”
”I’ve never supported any political party, politician or ideology. I communicate the science and the risks of failing to act on it.”
”Some countries are more extreme than others but it’s not much different.”
”The eyes of all future generations are upon you.”
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She doesn’t fly.
She is vegan.
She has Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder that is characterized by abnormalities in social interactions but with normal language development and intelligence. In an interview with BBC, Greta said that “being different is a gift.”
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Greta Thunberg – Net Worth
So, how much is Greta Thunberg worth?
Many people are wondering how Thunberg is able to support her activism, considering that she is unemployed and travels all over the world to address the climate crisis. For example, she went to Canada, Chile, the United States, Spain, etc.
So, what’s the source of her founding? First of all, Thunberg has an Instagram account with over 14.7 million followers. A sponsored post on an Instagram account with so many followers can easily receive $40k. But no, we have scanned her Instagram account, and there is not even one sponsored post.
She has received many awards, and some of them include a monetary reward, but Greta has donated all the money.
The one definitive source of her funding is her parents. She said in an interview that ”my parents pay for tickets and accommodations.”
Her mother is an opera singer, while her father is an actor. Her parents also published a book, titled ”Our House Is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis.”
In addition, Greta receives donations on this website (thegretathunbergfoundation.org).
Thunberg won the first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity in July 2020 and received €1 million for her humanitarian efforts. In December 2020, it was reported that she donated €500,000 from the Gulbenkian Prize.
Therefore, Greta Thunberg has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
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