George McGavin Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Salary

George McGavin

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George McGavin is a British entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer. His TV appearances include What’s up Doc? (STV), Tomorrow’s World (BBC), Package Holiday Undercover (ITV), Facing the Music (BBC), Take One Museum (Channel 4) and various national and local news programs. His program Afterlife: The Science of Decay was screened by the BBC on 6 December 2011.

Early life

NameGeorge McGavin
Net Worth$2 million
OccupationEntomologist, Author, TV presenter
Age69 years
George McGavin net worth

George C. McGavin FLS FRGS Hon. FRSB Hon. FRES was born in 1954 (age 69 years) in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He attended Daniel Stewart’s College, a private school in Edinburgh, then studied Zoology at the University of Edinburgh from 1971 to 1975, followed by a Ph.D. in entomology at Imperial College, London. He went on to teach and research at the University of Oxford.


George McGavin is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Department of Zoology of Oxford University, where he lists his interests as “Terrestrial arthropods, especially in tropical forests, caves and savannah. Public understanding of science. Exploration.” He is also a visiting professor of entomology at the University of Derby.

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McGavin is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and of the Royal Geographical Society and has several insect species named in his honour. He was previously Assistant Curator of Entomology at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History.

He has lectured at the Cheltenham Science Festival, given the Royal Geographical Society children’s Christmas lecture and contributes to their Schools Programme. He won Earthwatch’s “Irreplaceable – The World’s Most Invaluable Species” debate, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, in 2008 and he is a lecturer on board Cunard ships. In 2017 he gave the Royal Entomological Society’s Verrall Lecture speaking on ‘Tales from television: an entomologist’s perspective

He is a patron of the charity Wildscreen, of the Bees, Wasp and Ants Recording Scheme, and of the Alderney Records Centre;, he is president of Dorset Wildlife Trust and is a Global Ambassador for Earthwatch. He enjoys eating insects, which he describes as “flying prawns”.

McGavin was a presenter for the BBC and Discovery Channel US series Expedition Borneo (2007) and was co-presenter of the BBC series Expedition, for which he has conducted three expeditions: Lost Land of the Jaguar (2008), Lost Land of the Volcano (2009), and Lost Land of the Tiger, in Bhutan (2010).

He is also a regular contributor to The One Show (BBC1) and has appeared on the Richard & Judy show to cook and eat insects. He was Series Consultant and a contributor on Infested (Granada/ITV, 2002) and was the Chief Scientific Consultant for the David Attenborough series Life in the Undergrowth.

In July 2011, another BBC program, The Dark, about the nocturnal activities of animals, was produced. This started transmission on BBC2 on 29 July 2012 and on BBC HD a day later. In October 2012, he appeared, with co-presenter Dr Alice Roberts in the BBC series Prehistoric Autopsy. In 2013 he presented Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony. In 2014, he presented Monkey Planet and a two-part series on BBC Four: Dissected: The Incredible Human Hand and Dissected: The Incredible Human Foot.

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In October 2017, George McGavin presented a one-off BBC documentary Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor. In 2018 McGavin and Zoe Laughlin made a BBC Four documentary The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History, exploring the fate and future of rubbish deposited in landfill sites. He also presented Nature’s Turtle Nursery: Secrets from Inside the Nest. In 2020, McGavin and Helen Czerski presented a 90-minute BBC Four documentary called Ocean Autopsy: The Secret Story of Our Seas which concerned the changes both in the North Sea and in the world’s oceans.


George McGavin is married to his wife Lois McGavin, they had their wedding in the United Kingdom. His wife is a private person. However, McGavin was the guest on the long-running Desert Island Discs a BBC Radio 4 program on 7 February 2021, hosted by Lauren Laverne, where he talked about the challenge he faced in his childhood with a severe stutter. As of 2023, George McGavin and his wife Lois McGavin are still married but haven’t disclosed information related to their children.

George McGavin net worth

How much is George McGavin worth? George McGavin net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as an entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer. George McGavin’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential entomologists in the United Kingdom. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.