Jack Hanna Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jack Bushnell Hanna was born on the 2nd January 1947, in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA of Lebanese and American descent. He is a zookeeper, who is probably best recognized for being the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He is also known for being a television personality, as he has hosted his own TV show named “Hanna’s Ark”. He is also recognized by his nickname “Jungle Jack”. His zoological career has been active since 1973.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Jack Hanna is? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Jack’s net worth is over $8.5 million as of mid- 2016, accumulated through his zoological career. Additional to that, he has also appeared in a number of TV shows and series, which have also increased his overall wealth by a large margin.

Jack Hanna Net Worth $8.5 Million

Jack Hanna spent his childhood on the family farm, so from a very young age he loved animals, and when he was 11 years old he became a volunteer for the family veterinarian, Dr. Roberts. Later he moved to Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, where he attended The Kiski School, after which he enrolled at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Political Science in 1968. During college he had troubles, as he kept ducks in his room and a donkey behind his fraternity house (The M.A.C.E. Club).

Subsequently he returned to his hometown, where he initially opened a pet shop and so during the 1970s, his career began. He founded a petting zoo on his father’s farm; however, he had to close the zoo, after a lion attacked a boy and tore his arm off. He and his wife then moved to Florida, where he found a job at the Central Florida Zoo as its director, but three years later he was hired by the Columbus Zoo. Little by little his career improved, and his involvement at the Zoo began to increase, so that he eventually became the director of the zoo, which highly increased his net worth.

In no time, Jack began to manage the zoo, and in order to increase the attendance figures, he launched a TV show named “Hanna’s Ark”, which was aired on WNBS, affiliate of CBS. Little by little the Columbus Zoo received national attention, and encouraged by the success of his first show, Hanna started several others, including “ZooLife With Jack Hanna” (1992), “Animal Adventures” (1995-2011), “Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild” (2007-2015), and “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown” (2011-2016), all of which increased the popularity of the Zoo, and with that Hanna’s overall net worth.

To speak further of his accomplishments, he has also appeared as a guest in several popular talk shows, including “Late Night With David Letterman”, “Good Morning America”, and “Larry King Live”, among others, which also contributed to the overall size of his net worth.

Undoubtedly, Hanna’s net worth will become even bigger in the forthcoming years, as the Columbus Zoo continues to develop.

When it comes to his personal life, Jack Hanna has been married to Suzi Egli since 1968; the couple has three daughter together and now six grandchildren.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 2, 1947
Birth place: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Height:6' 1" (1.85 m)
Profession:Zookeeper, actor
Education:Muskingum University, Otterbein University, The Kiski School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Suzi Egli
Children:Kathaleen Hanna, Suzanne Hanna, Julie Hanna
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Release of his book, "Monkeys on the Interstate: And Other Tales From America's Favorite Zookeeper" by Jack with John Stravinsky. [1989]
2Release of his book, "Jack Hanna's Ultimate Guide to Pets" by Jack with Hester Mundis. [1996]
3Release of his book, "Jungle Jack: My Wild Life". [2008]
4Has traveled to all seven continents, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, etc.), and Antarctica.
5As of 2013, over approximately the last 32 years since 1981, all of Jack's television series have been sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, which is also located/headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
6Has been granted honorary doctoral degrees from Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio; Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio; Capital University in Bexley, Ohio; and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
7Jack first started appearing on national television programs in 1983, after the birth of twin gorillas at the Columbus Zoo, when he was invited to appear on Good Morning America (1975). Jack was already appearing on local television stations in Columbus, including a local television series called "Hanna's Ark," on the CBS Columbus affiliate, WBNS.
8Daughter Julie is a second generation employee at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, working in the Promotions Department as an animal educator.
9Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and The Wilds since 1993, where there is still an attraction called "Jack Hanna's Base Camp," which is also used as a studio for his television shows, such as his current series, Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (2011).
10Father, with Suzie Hanna, of three daughters: Kathleen Hanna, Suzi Hanna (Suzanne Hanna) and Julie Hanna.
11Longtime friend of Betty White.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His bumbling and happy go lucky nature.
2Matching khaki shirt and shorts "uniform."


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Travel and Adventure ProgramJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)· Guy Nickerson (executive producer)
· Elaine Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Peter Bredemeier (producer)
· Shelby Redfield (producer)
· Johnathan Safford (producer)
· Cyndie Nickerson (line producer)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Travel ProgramJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)· Guy Nickerson (executive producer)
· Elaine Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Peter Bredemeier (producer)
· Shelby Redfield (producer)
· Cyndie Nickerson (line producer)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)· Guy Nickerson (executive producer)
· Elaine Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Peter Bredemeier (producer)
· Cyndie Nickerson (line producer)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)· Guy Nickerson (executive producer)
· Jim Rapsas (executive producer)
· Elaine Pugliese (supervising producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle/Travel/Children's Series HostJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Travel ProgramJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)· Guy Nickerson (executive producer)
· Elaine Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Peter Bredemeier (producer)
· Shelby Redfield (producer)
· Johnathan Safford (producer)
· Cyndie Nickerson (line producer)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel ProgramJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel ProgramJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)· Guy Nickerson (executive producer)
· Elaine Pugliese (supervising producer)
· Cyndie Nickerson (line producer)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesJack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown2011-2016TV Series executive producer - 102 episodes
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild2007-2016TV Series documentary executive producer - 144 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Animal Expert
Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Morning America1990-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Animal Expert
Entertainment Tonight2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Animal Expert / Himself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild2007-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Animal Expert
Maury2016TV SeriesHimself
Modern Monster2015DocumentaryHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Animal Fun Facts / ...
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Past Their Prime2012Documentary shortHimself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Children's Animated Program and Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Animal Adventures1993-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Early Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
Larry King Live2001-2010TV SeriesHimself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Tournament of Roses Parade2009TV MovieHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Creation's Creatures2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2007TV SeriesHimself
Saving a Species: Gorillas on the Brink2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Geraldo at Large2005TV Series documentaryHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005TV SeriesHimself
Hannity & Colmes2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
Animal Action2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
Big Game XXVIII: Road Runner vs. Coyote2000TV MovieHimself - Road Runner / Coyote Expert
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
ZooLife with Jack Hanna1992TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself - Animal Expert

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