Jeremy Wade Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31.Oct.2017
Facts of Jeremy Wade
Date of Birth: 1971 , August-16
Age:46 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
NameJeremy Wade
Birth NameJeremy John Wade
Birth Place/CitySuffolk
EthnicityWhite Ethnicity
ProfessionTV Presenter,author
Net Worth1.5 million US Dollars
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Face ColorWhite
Married toN/A
EducationUniversity of Bristol
AwardsNot Yet
Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
TV ShowRiver Monsters
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Jeremy Wade is a famous TV presenter, biologist, and extreme angler. He is a writer as well who has specialized in travel and natural history.

Jeremy Wade is best recognized as a presenter on Discovery's most viewed TV series, River Monsters. 

Early Life and Education

Wade was born on March 23, 1956, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He is a British by nationality belonging to the White ethnicity.

Wade attended Dean Close School. He graduated from Bristol University with the degree in zoology. He has a post-graduate teaching certificate in biological science from the University of Kent.

Wade has also worked as a secondary school biology teacher while at Kent. He can speak several languages besides his mother tongue English. He is fluent in Portuguese as well and can also speak French and Spanish.


Wade began fishing since his early age. As a child, he used to fish along the river banks of Suffolk’s River Stour. The hobby later turned into a passion. When he grew up, he began to travel the world searching for the different distinct species of rivers available on the different parts of the world. He made his first trip to India’s mountain river in the year 1982 in search of the fish species.

Wade has visited different places and mostly he has made a number of trips in the Congo and Amazon rainforest as it is the tropical rainforest rich in several types of natural biodiversities. With the help of local fishermen, he has been able to find many of the fish species.

In the year 2014, Wade made his acting debut appearing the movie Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys in the role of Lamprey expert. Before, this, he had covered the Lampreys in the River Monsters episode of Vampires of the Deep. The movie has made the episode as its reference where Jeremy has allowed himself to be bitten by the Lampreys to test on their abilities.

Wade has published two books titled Somewhere down the Crazy River in the year 1994 with Boote P and River Monsters: True Stories of the Ones that Didn’t Get Away in 2011.

Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, the information regarding his marriage or wife or children is still under review. He has not disclosed any information about his love affair having a girlfriend in the past.

However, his personal website suggests he is still unmarried. Perhaps, he does not want the public to know about his personal life and family matters keeping them into a low profile.

Wade is fond of traveling and fishing. He has spent several years fishing in Brazil due to which he has been fluent in Portuguese. Besides having the experience of traveling, he was also detained as a suspected spy, suffered from Malaria, threatened from the gunpoint and survived a plane crash. The awful experiences so far in the life of a person. However, this also proves, he is a brave one.

Net worth

Wade is a daring personality. He has earned a great amount of salary from his work. His current net worth is $1.5 million. He is paid well for his appearance in River Monsters.