Neil Oliver Net Worth 2021, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Illness, Covid, TV Shows

Neil Oliver net worth

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Introduction

Neil Oliver is a Scottish television presenter and author. He is best known as the presenter of several documentary series on archaeology and history, including A History of Scotland, Vikings, and Coast.

Oliver is also an author of popular history books and historical fiction. He was the president of the National Trust for Scotland from 2017 to 2020.

Early life

NameNeil Oliver
Net Worth$5 million
ProfessionPresenter, Author
Height1.83m
Age54 years
Neil Oliver net worth 2021

Neil Oliver was born on February 21, 1967 (age 54 years) in Renfrewshire, United Kingdom. He grew up in Ayr and Dumfries where he attended Dumfries Academy. He then attended the University of Glasgow. He obtained an MA (Hons) in archaeology and then worked as a freelance archaeologist, before training as a journalist. He received honorary degrees from Abertay University in 2011 and the University of Glasgow in 2015.

Career

Neil Oliver first appeared on television in the 2002 BBC Two series Two Men in a Trench, in which he and archaeologist Tony Pollard visited historic British battlefields. He was also a co-author of the two books accompanying the series. In 2006, he presented The Face of Britain for Channel 4 and Scotland’s History: The Top Ten for the BBC. Early in his career he also appeared on The One Show and Time Team.

Oliver was a co-presenter of the first series of Coast in 2005, and replaced Nicholas Crane as the show’s main presenter for the second, third, fourth, and fifth series. He also presented Coast Australia (2013) and Coast New Zealand (2016).

He presented a number of history documentaries for the BBC from 2006 to 2008, including A History of Scotland (2008) and Sacred Wonders of Britain (2013). In 2012, he wrote and presented Vikings, a three-part series on the Vikings.

In April 2021, he was announced as a presenter for the new GB News’ TV channel, founded by fellow Scot and journalist Andrew Neil. Oliver hosts a weekly current affairs and interview programme.

Politics

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Neil Oliver stated in an interview with The Herald in May 2014, that he was “proud of Britain” and noted his dislike of the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum saying that “this kind of internecine squabbling puts my teeth on edge. I would rather that it would just go away – or that it had never happened”. He went on to say that he “liked the status quo”. When he was appointed President of the National Trust for Scotland, thousands signed petitions calling on him to resign.

In June 2020, in the midst of a row about his admiration for the historian David Starkey, Neil Oliver announced he was resigning from the National Trust for Scotland board. However, Oliver pointed out that he was “stepping down ‘as intended’ when his three year term in the role comes to an end in September 2020.” The National Trust for Scotland also dismissed claims that Oliver endorsed Starkey’s controversial comments as “untrue”.

Oliver reasserted his personal opposition to Scottish independence in December 2020, describing the uncertainty caused by the prospect of a second referendum as a “cancerous presence” and that “I’m a British citizen, that’s how I see myself. Not in an argumentative way, I don’t see that I should have to cede my right to understand myself as I am to some politician.”

Covid and illness

Commenting on the British government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, on 11 June 2021 Oliver said, “Lockdown is the biggest single mistake in world history”. He also criticised the drive to vaccinate children in the UK against COVID-19, saying, “Never before in medical history has there been a proposal to vaccinate children against a disease that poses them no measurable harm. Added to this is the undeniable fact these vaccines for COVID are experimental, in that no data is available concerning long term effects.”

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Neil Oliver likened the fight against government anti-COVID measures to the fight against Nazi Germany, saying, “there’s another battle of Britain being fought now. It’s being fought by a minority outgunned and shouted down by those who would accept freedom handed to them by MPs on the condition that they do as they are told. That’s not freedom. That is tyranny.”

Wife

Neil Oliver is married to his longtime girlfriend Trudi Oliver, they had their wedding in 2009. He lives in Stirling with his wife Trudi, three children and two Irish wolfhounds. He is a patron of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers. In November 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Abertay Dundee.

Neil Oliver net worth

How much is Neil Oliver worth? Neil Oliver net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a presenter and author. Oliver successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential media personalities in Scotland.