Elizabeth Gilbert Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Elizabeth M. Gilbert was born on 18 July 1969, in Waterbury, Connecticut USA, of part-Swedish descent, and is a novelist, memoirist, biographer, and short story writer, perhaps best known for writing the 2006 memoir “Eat, Pray, Love”., which would be on the New York Times Best Seller list for 199 weeks. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Elizabeth Gilbert? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $25 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a writer. “Eat, Pray, Love” would become a film that was released in 2010. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Elizabeth Gilbert Net Worth $25 million

Elizabeth grew up on a farm which did not have a television, so they read a lot of books, and from an early age, she and her sister would write books as well as plays to entertain themselves. She would later attend New York University and would graduate with a degree in political science in 1991. Afterwards, she would have several jobs, including as a cook, bartender, and magazine employee; she mentioned some of her experiences in the book “The Last American Man”.

Two years after graduating, Esquire unusually published Elizabeth’s short story before she had released a book, the first in a magazine since Norman Mailer. Thanks to the exposure, she would be hired by various national magazines as a journalist; she wrote for The New York Times Magazine, Allure, GQ, and Travel + Leisure, and her net worth started to increase thanks to this freelance writing, which she would later detail in “Eat, Pray, Love”.

In 1997, she wrote the story “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon” for GQ and it would become the inspiration for the film “Coyote Ugly” in 2000. She also wrote a profile of Hank Williams III called “The Ghost”, which would become part of Best American Magazine Writing in 2001.

While she was doing freelance writing, she published her first book entitled “Pilgrims” which was a collection of short stories, which won a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award. In 2000, she released a novel entitled “Stern Men”., and two years later she would publish “The Last American Man” which became a nomination for the non-fiction National Book Award. Her most popular work, “Eat, Pray, Love” would be released in 2006, which chronicled a year spent travelling abroad. Its longevity on the New York Times Best Seller List in 2006 would eventually led to an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” a year later; the film adaptation was released in 2010 with Julia Roberts as the lead role. The success of the book and film helped elevate Gilbert’s net worth considerably.

Elizabeth continued writing, releasing “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage” in 2010, which continued where “Eat, Pray, Love” left off, and covered the period during which she came to be married. Two years later, she republished a cookbook written by her great grandmother entitled “At Home on the Range”, and published another novel a year later entitled “The Signature of All Things”. In 2015, she released a self-help book entitled “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”, which included a variety of topics.

For her personal life, it is known that Gilbert married Michael Cooper whom she met at the Coyote Ugly Saloon, in 1994, and their marriage would last until divorce in 2002. Five years later she would marry Jose Nunes, who was mentioned in “Eat, Pray, Love”. The two would start an Asian import store business that would eventually be sold. In 2016, the two would separate, which Elizabeth admitted was because of her relationship with writer Rayya Elias.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 18, 1969
Birth place: Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Education:New York University
Spouse:Jose Nunes (m. 2007), Michael Cooper (m. 1994–2002)
Siblings:Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Movies:Eat Pray Love

Interesting Facts

1Frenchtown, New Jersey [December 2010]
2Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from New York University, 1991.


1Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit.
2I have a great deal of sympathy for any cockamamie theory that tries to find meaning in randomness.
3I have trouble with orthodoxy in any form. I feel, having studied the 19th century evolutionary debate, a newfound sympathy for the pain that this discovery brought to people who - prior to Darwin - would have happily called themselves men of science and men of God. We now have a world full of scientists who have no faith and the faithful who have no reason, and that's a great loss for all of us.
4There is absolutely no ethical argument in defense of eating animals, and I eat them because I like to, you know? I know it's wrong, but I like hamburger because I like it. Also, sainthood can be extremely irritating.
5[on considering spiritual ideas] I think I'll be exploring those ideas forever. I've spent my entire life chasing wonder, and that word to me is synonymous with spirituality. I don't know what else there is to talk about.
6On Frenchtown, New Jersey: I love Frenchtown. I believe in this town. I think it's a remarkable place. And I definitely have been trying to lure people here who I feel like would get it or get something out of it.





Oprah's the Life You Want2014TV Series



Eat Pray Love2010book



The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself - Author
Project Runway All Stars2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, 'Eat, Pray, Love'
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHerself - Host
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
One2013TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself

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