Ed Stafford Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Feb, 2021
Facts of Ed Stafford
Date of Birth: 1975 , December-6
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Ed Stafford
Birth Name Edward James Stafford
Nick Name Staffs
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
Profession Explorer
Net Worth $2 Million
Married Yes
Married to Laura Bingham (September 3, 2016 - present)
Children 3
Education Uppingham School, Newcastle University
Online Presence Instagram, Official Site, YouTube
TV Show Marooned with Ed Stafford, Ed Stafford: Into the Unknown, Ed Stafford: Left for Dead, Ed Stafford: First Man Out
Siblings 2
Books Walking the Amazon, Naked and Marooned, Adventures for a Lifetime, Ed Stafford's Ultimate Adventure Guide, Expeditions Unpacked, Epic Expeditions: 25 of the Greatest Voyages Into the Unknown
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Ed Stafford is an English explorer and the Guinness World Record titleholder for being the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. He is the subject of such TV series as Marooned with Ed Stafford, Ed Stafford: Left for Dead, and Ed Stafford: First Man Out.    

How Old Is Ed Stafford? What Is His Height?

Ed Stafford was born Edward James Stafford on December 26, 1975, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. At the time of this writing, he is 45 years old and is billed at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).  

He was given up for adoption at birth and was adopted by Leicestershire-based solicitor couple Barbara and Jeremy Stafford. He managed to track down his biological parents and found out that he has two younger brothers.

Ed attended Uppingham School and received his  Bachelor in Science degree in Geography from Newcastle University.

Who Is Ed Stafford's Wife? Does He Have Children?

Ed Stafford has been married for over four years to his wife, the fellow Brit explorer Laura Bingham. They tied the knot in his hometown of Hallaton, Leicestershire, on September 3. 2016. 

Ed Stafford and his wife Laura Bingham on their wedding day SOURCE: Leicester Mercury  

They have three children together: son Ranulph Stafford (born in June 2017) and twin girls Mary Stafford and Camilla Stafford (born on August 26, 2020). 

Career And Net Worth

Ed Stafford enlisted in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1998 and rose to the rank of Captain before retiring in 2002.   

He first gained recognition when he became the first person in history to walk the entire length of the Amazon River in August 2010, thereby earning his place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011. His journey was chronicled on Channel 5's Walking the Amazon

Stafford has since hosted various survival expedition series on television including series like Marooned with Ed Stafford, Ed Stafford: Into the Unknown, Ed Stafford: Left for Dead, and Ed Stafford: First Man Out

Ed Stafford walking the length of the Amazon River SOURCE: Geographical Magazine

Stafford has also published several books including Walking the Amazon, Naked and Marooned, Adventures for a Lifetime, Ed Stafford's Ultimate Adventure Guide, Expeditions Unpacked, and Epic Expeditions: 25 of the Greatest Voyages Into the Unknown.  

Since August 2009, Stafford has been writing a bi-weekly blog for the Prince's Rainforests Project

According to some sources, Ed Stafford is believed to have a net worth of $2 million.  

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