Ruth Goodman Net Worth 2023, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Ruth Goodman net worth

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Ruth Goodman is a British freelance historian of the early modern period, specialising in offering advice to museums and heritage attractions. She is a specialist in British social history and after presenting the 2005 television series Tales from the Green Valley, went on to participate in several BBC historic farm series. She occasionally presents features for The One Show, and she co-presented Secrets of the Castle in 2014, and 24 Hours in the Past (2015).

Early life

NameRuth Goodman
Net Worth$5 million
Age59 years
Ruth Goodman net worth 2023

Ruth Ellen Goodman was born on October 5, 1963 (age 59 years) in Cardiff, United Kingdom. She went to Westbury primary school and Fearnhill School in Letchworth. “School…was rather pedestrian…I became a very poor student, simply going through the motions, and my academic record at both school and university indeed lacks lustre.”


Ruth Goodman “couldn’t get a job after university”, so she trained for a job as railway ticket clerk, for British Rail, working at Chester railway station, got pregnant, and only lasted a year because she could not go back to work, part-time, after giving birth.

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Goodman has been a consultant to the Victoria & Albert Museum and the film Shakespeare in Love. She is a member of the Tudor Group, a re-enactment organisation for the Tudor period. As a result of her social history research, she has stopped using detergents in her washing machine, never eats factory farmed food and sometimes cooks on an open wood fire.

She has been a presenter on the BBC television educational documentary series Victorian Farm, Victorian Pharmacy, Edwardian Farm, Tudor Monastery Farm, Wartime Farm, Wartime Farm Christmas, Secrets of the Castle, and Full Steam Ahead since participating in Tales of the Green Valley in 2005. Goodman participated in the 2011 series of Celebrity Masterchef.

Ruth Goodman has presented segments within the BBC television series Inside the Factory since 2015. In 2007, the Weald and Downland Living Museum Historic Clothing Project was founded by Hannah Tiplady, Head of Interpretation, consulted by Goodman and historical costumier Barbara Painter.

In 2022, Goodman was featured in A Farm Through Time with brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson, a three-part series shown on Channel 5 that explores how farming practices have changed over the years. Prior to A Farm Through Time she had appeared with the brothers on one of their nightly …on the Farm programmes at Cannon Hall Farm, discussing alcoholic brews from the past.

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Ruth Goodman was awarded an honorary degree in 2012 by Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln, for her contribution to history education. Goodman, for a period of three months, followed a Tudor body cleansing regime, no one complained or noticed a smell. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.


Ruth Goodman is married to Mark Goodman, they had their wedding in the United Kingdom. Her husband is a Tudor reenactor and musician. The couple has two children Eve Goodman, and Catherine Goodman. Her husband Mark has participated in one episode of Tudor Monastery Farm. As of February 2023, Ruth Goodman and her Mark Goodman are still married and lives in Buckinghamshire with their two daughters, Eve and Catherine. Their children have made appearances with their mother on television.

Ruth Goodman Net Worth

How much is Ruth Goodman worth? Ruth Goodman net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a historian. Ruth Goodman’s salary per month and other career earning are over $430,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential historians in the United Kingdom.