Greta Thunberg's Net Worth in 2020: $900,000
Background: Greta Thunberg is an internationally-recognized environmental activist from Sweden known for promoting the idea of climate change as an existential threat to humanity and she has a net worth of $900,000.
Greta Thunberg was born on January 3, 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the daughter of an opera singer and an actor. Her paternal grandfather was also an actor. Thunberg first heard about climate change when she was about eight years old, and hearing about it made her depressed. When she was 15, she began a school strike.
Thunberg's parents initially did not support her activism because they did not like her missing school. However, they soon came to respect her advocacy because they could tell that it meant a lot to her and that she gained energy from it.
During Thunberg's school strike, she spent days protesting outside the Swedish parliament for more action to combat climate change. Her actions became noticed, and soon students from other communities began to conduct similar protests. These Swedish school strikes then grew into a youth movement known as Fridays for Future.
Thunberg received international attention for her leadership in the Fridays for Future movement.
In 2018, she addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Afterward, student-led climate strikes took place in a different world location every week.
In 2019, Thunberg sailed to North America and attended the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. There, she addressed the Summit in a speech that contained the exclamation "how dare you."
Thunberg has received numerous honors and awards for her environmental activism. She has received an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society; been named Time magazine's 100 most influential people and the youngest Time Person of the Year; been included in the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women; and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020.