Net Worth: $10 Billion
- Source of Wealth Inherited, Various Businesses, Humanitarian Work
- Birth Place London, UK
- Full Name David Mayer de Rothschild
- Nationality English
- Date of Birth August 25, 1978
- Ethnicity English
- Occupation Adventurer, Ecologist, Environmentalist
- Education College of Naturopathic Medicine UK and Ireland, Oxford Brookes University
About David de Rothschild
David de Rothschild is a British adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist who has an estimated net worth of $10 billion. Born in August 25, 1978 in London, England, he is the youngest heir to the de Rothschild family banking fortune. He grew up as a top-ranked horse jumper on Britain’s junior event team. However, he gave up the sport in order to pursue his education.
David Mayer de Rothschild left the Harrow School in 1996 and attended the Oxford Brookes University where he earned Political Science and Information Systems degrees. In 2002, he went to the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London where he received an advanced Diploma in Natural Medicine, ND. At the age of 20, he started his own music merchandising business which he sold it later. At 21, he bought a 1,100 acre of organic farm in New Zealand. He was then invited to take part in a Polar expedition and his experience turned him into an enterprising eco-adventurer.
With his expeditions, de Rothschild founded the Adventure Ecology, a company that believes people should act upon their dreams and undertake adventures to raise awareness of environmental and socil issues. He also founded the environmental foundation Sculpt the Future, which took the initiative of spreading environmental education through the use of adventure ecology and other high profile methods.
David de Rothschild has written The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change – Or Live Through It. In 2012, he developed Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living. It is an eight part series about the production methods behind household items and the impact of their use on the environment.