Who is Jack Hanna and what is his net worth 2018? Jack Hanna is a celebrated American zookeeper, director, producer, creature specialist, and writer. He is often regarded as “Jungle Jack” for his style. He began as a Manager for Columbus Zoo, in 1978. It was his appearance with David Letterman that got him recognition’s as a creature specialist. Presently he is Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Jack Hanna or John Bushnell “Jack” Hanna, was born on January 2, 1947, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. He was brought up on a farm outside Knoxville. He did his schooling from The Kiski School and later graduated from Muskingum University and Otterbein University.Jack Hanna Net Worth
Jack Hanna got married to Suzi Egli in 1968. The two are blessed with three children, Kathleen, Suzanne, and Julie.Presently, he lives in Montana and planning to retire soon.
Jack Hanna, was animal lover since his childhood. At a very young age of eleven, he volunteered for his family veterinarian, Dr. Roberts. In his college days, he domesticated ducks and donkey. However, he got into trouble for this.
But, he didn’t give up the cause for the animal. In the year 1978, he became Columbus Zoo manager. Looking at the condition of the Zoo, he began personally picking up the trash after the closing of the zoo. To generate awareness about the zoo and raise fund for the zoo development, he began hosting television shows” Hanna Ark” on the local CBS . After hosting the show for two years, he gave live animal demonstrations on “Good Morning America” and appeared twice on David Letterman’s talk show.
The talk show got the national attention towards the zoo. With his zeal, upon becoming the Zoo director, he successfully transitioned cage enclosure into a natural habitat for the animal. he was able to attain 400% increase in annual attendance for the Zoo.
Jack Hanna had authored books and television shows for garnering attention towards animal and zoo. For this endeavour, he had been honoured with Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Series and Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program. He also got nominated for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s Series Host. For his personality, he got mentioned in “50 Most Beautiful People”.
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Jack Hanna, in his career, has hosted many television shows. From 1993 to 2008, he did Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, thereafter he hosted, Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild ( 2009) and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown since 2011.He released the album entitled Jack Hanna’s World. His net worth is $9.5 million.
jack Hanna had done a lot of for animal cause. Apart from managing and redefining the Zoo, he had authored series of novels for kids. He titled his autobiography as “Monkeys on the Interstate Highway”. For his tremendous contribution towards the cause of animal, he had been given honorary doctorates from Muskingum University, Otterbein College, Capital University, and The Ohio State University.