The Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was recently detained by the cops with a group of other protestors during a protest in Luetzerath, Germany, which saw the light of day on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Once, her identity was verified, she was released.
In the last couple of years, we have seen Greta closely involved in the fight against climate change. She rose to prominence in the year 2018 when she staged a strike by sitting outside the Swedish parliament while missing school.
However, Greta told The Times, that all her efforts towards protecting the environment, the cause hasn’t helped her overall fortune. Keep scrolling further to know more about Greta Thunberg including her net worth.
What is the net worth of Greta Thunberg?
According to various media outlets, the estimated net worth of the climate activist Greta Thunberg is somewhat around $100,000. In the past, she disclosed that she has donated all of her money to charity.
In the year 2020, Thunberg was awarded $1.15 million when she bagged the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. Although the huge sum of money was for her only, she gave it all up in donations.
After receiving the award, the climate campaigner expressed her thoughts on the social media platform Twitter. At that time, she tweeted, “We’re in a climate emergency, and my foundation will as quickly as possible donate all the prize money of 1 million Euros to support.”
In an interview with The Times, Greta said, “The proceeds that I will make will go to charity. It would be nice to have money but by donation. For example, if I donate it to rewilding or nature conservation, I can start a debate on that. If I donate to refugees, you can talk about why – and then you can explain.”
The student grant is the only source of Greta Thunberg’s income
Yeah, you read that right. The only source of Greta Thunberg’s income is the student grant. At the moment, she is one of the most inspiring people in the world. In 2019, she was named Time’s Person of the Year. But her fame doesn’t match her income as the student grant she receives to go to the university is her only source of income.
Thunberg didn’t make any money from publishing The Climate Book either. In a media interaction, she said, “If I translate the book from English into Swedish, then I can get some kind of reimbursement for the time I spend doing that because I’m not doing it for promotion. It’s like a specific job.”
The 20-year-old further added, “When it comes to artists or influencers, they can earn money without people being mad at them, but I can’t.” When it comes to the secret fortune of $1 million, she stated that it was the money that she received from the award that she donated to charity.
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