Jack Hanna is a zookeeper from the USA who serves as the director of Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He was the director of the zoo for fourteen years. He has also appeared on several television shows. Hanna is one of the most popular animal experts in the USA. He is passionate about wildlife and its conservation. He is also an author and has released many books. Here is a quick summary of Jack Hanna’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jack Hanna Early Life
John Bushnell “Jack” Hanna was born on 2 January 1947, in Tennessee’s Knoxville. He grew up in the farm of his father.
He completed his schooling in 1965 from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania’s The Kiski School. Following that, he went to Muskingum College for his degree in political science and business.
Jack Hanna has been successfully married to Suzi Egli since 1968. The couple is the parents of daughters named Kathaleen, Julie, and Suzanne. He considers his Labrador as his family member. In 2011, he sparked controversy for defending the order of “shoot to kill”.
Hanna has criticized the euthanasia of Copenhagen Zoo’s giraffe Marius.
Jack Hanna Career, Awards & Achievement
Jack Hanna teamed up with his wife to open a petting zoo and pet shop. Later, a boy got mauled by a lion in 1973. Following that, he moved to Florida. From 1973 to 1975, he used to work in Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which is a wildlife adventure company.
In 1978, he got an offer from Columbus Zoo. Later, he was named as the zoo’s director. He retired from his post in 1992. In addition to this, he has written many looks like ‘Monkeys on the Interstate’, ‘Jungle Jack Hanna’s What Zoo-Keepers Do’, ‘Jungle Jack’s Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World’, and ‘Jungle Jack: My Wild Life’.
He became the host of the local TV program called ‘Hanna’s Ark’ in 1981. He has also appeared in several TV shows like ‘David Letterman Show’, ‘The Hollywood Squares’, ‘Maury’, ‘Larry King Live’, ‘Nancy Grace’, and ‘Good Morning America’.
In 1993, Hanna became the host of the television show ‘Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures’. The show successfully went on till 2008. In 2007, he started hosting ‘Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild’.
Hanna has been hosting the TV show ‘Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown’ since 2011. He has appeared in the music video of “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On” by Neal McCoy. Additionally, he has released the album called ‘Jack Hanna’s World’ in 1996 along with Mark Frye
Awards & Achievements
Jack Hanna has won the Daytime Emmy Awards four times in his career. He received it from a total of nine nominations and this was for hosting the television show ‘Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild’. He is the winner of the R. Marlin Perkins Award for Professional Excellence in 2008.He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Capital University, Muskingum College, and Otterbein College. In 1996, he appeared in the list of “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine.
Net Worth of Jack Hanna
The estimated net worth of Jack Hanna is more than $10 million. Thanks to his successful career as a zookeeper that he is able to increase his bank account. Apart from being the most talked about animal expert, he has also appeared in a number of talk shows. He has appeared in an episode of ‘Blue’s Clues’. He has also hosted several television shows regarding animals and has won several awards. Jack Hanna is also an author and has released memoirs as well as children books.
Jack Hanna is one of the most famous zookeepers in the world. He has been active in his career for over four decades. He is an influential person who has done a lot for animals. He is a good friend of Betty White who too is an activist for animal rights.