Laurie David Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Laurie David|
Laurie Ellen Lennard
March 22, 1958
Long Island, New York, United States
Larry David (m. 1993; div. 2007)
|Profession:||Environmental Activist, Author|
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
An American environmental activist by profession, Laurie David is credited to have worked on a lot of projects aimed at conserving the environment. She is probably best known for founding Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and is a trustee of Natural Resources Defense Council, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Children Nature Institute. Laurie has also played a big part in the entertainment industry as well and has produced several documentary films including ‘Fed Up’ and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. She has also made several comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, Fox Television, and MTV. Besides dedicating her time to the entertainment industry and environmental ventures, Laurie also works for ‘The Huffington Post’ as a blogger. She is also an author and has written the book ‘The Family Dinner’ among others. Other details about this brilliant individual are available below.
Laurie David’s Biography & Career
Laurie David was born in the United States on March 22, 1958. Raised in a Jewish family, she moved to Ohio where she studied journalism at the Ohio University, graduating with her hard-earned degree in journalism in 1979.
Soon after she completed her studies, she found employment working in the entertainment industry as a talent coordinator for the ‘David Letterman Show’. Once she had left her job, she created her management company and began making a name by representing comedians and writers of comedy. Laurie also began making comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, Fox Television, and MTV. She then came up with two documentary films ‘Fed Up’ and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.
Laurie David also produced the HBO TV show ‘Too Hot Not to Handle’. It was a show that showcased the unpleasant effects of climate change in the United States. She also featured in the environmental documentary series titled ‘Big Ideas for a Small Planet.’
As an environmental activist dedicated to her work, Laurie David has carried out many projects and contributed to several projects that focus on preventing climate change. She combined with Senator John McCain and they established the Stop Global Warming Virtual March. Besides this, she has also produced many other projects that are designed to make people conscious of the climate change.
As a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and as co-founder of The Detroit Project, Laurie has led many campaigns urging Congress and auto-makers to increase fuel efficiency standards and build higher mileage cars respectively. In the year 2004, the Natural Resources Defense Council established the David Family Environmental Action Center. This center is mainly interested in protecting the environment and addresses several key issues like ocean pollution, global warming, everyday toxins, and so on.
Laurie David is also credited as an author of two great books that have had a significant impact in the society. Titled ‘The Family Dinner’, her first book became available in 2010 and features recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt. It also includes rules and regulations for an effective dinner system, ways to include grandparents, ideas for stimulating conversation, and other innovative tips. The author also published another book called ‘Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You’, and dedicated to addressing several issues regarding climate change and global warming, providing important tips for the general public.
Personal Life & Family
The environmental activist got married to Larry David in 1993. He is the creator of the popular television series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. Together, they had two daughters, namely Romy March and Cazzie Laurel. After years of living together, the couple fell apart and decided that they have had enough of each other, and a divorce was initiated in 2007. Currently, this beautiful woman is single and would like to concentrate on her work and taking care of her children, as it appears.
As a vocal environmentalist, Laurie David has faced criticism for her usage of private planes for personal travel. But all of that hasn’t stopped her from living the best of her life and paying full attention to her works.
Awards & Achievements
Her contributions to the society has been appreciated and duly recognized. It has earned her attention and has also won her many well deserved awards. The American environmental activist was awarded the LA-based Children Nature Institute’s Leaf Award in 2003. This award was presented to her in recognition of her dedication to the environmental education of children. In the same year, the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ‘s organization, Riverkeeper, honored her for her good deeds. In 2006, she was presented a Gracie Allen Award for Individual Achievement in recognition of her work and campaign against global warming. She was also crowned the ‘Women of the Year’ by Glamour magazine in the same year. To add to her list of awards, her work against global warming also fetched her a much deserved NRDC’s Forces for Nature award in 2006. The fame she has amassed internationally for her efforts is unmatched, and we believe that many more awards and honors await her in the nearest future.
Laurie David Net Worth
An American environmental activist and film producer by profession, Laurie David net worth is estimated as $300 million by Forbes. She is also famous for being the ex-wife of actor and film producer Larry David who she was married to for fourteen years until 2007. According to an interview with the film actor about ten years after their divorce, Laurie received nearly half of her ex-husband’s fortune in divorce settlements. The amount is easily in the hundreds of million dollar range, and is expected to make up a major part of Laurie’s current fortune.
She drove a Prius in the initial seasons of Curb and has revealed that the reason for this was her obsession with global warming. She is the owner of a 14-acre estate in the Hamptons which features seven structures. She also owns another expensive home in Martha’s Vineyard.