Greta Thunberg Biography
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, the daughter of actor Svante Thunberg and opera singer Malena Ernman, was born on January 3, 2003, in Stockholm, Sweden. Olof Thunberg, an actor and director, is her paternal grandpa. Beata is her younger sister. From 2010 through 2018, Thunberg attended Franska Skolan, a private French school in the heart of Stockholm. The school uses the Swedish educational system, but all of the students—mostly Swedes—study in French. She then changed schools and enrolled at Kringlaskolan in Södertälje. For about two years, Thunberg challenged her parents to reduce the family’s carbon footprint and overall environmental impact by going vegan, upcycling, and quitting flying. She has stated that she attempted to show them graphs and data, but when that failed, she warned her family that they were stealing her future.
Greta Thunberg Career
Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thun is a Swedish environmental activist known for pressuring world leaders to take immediate action to combat climate change. Thunberg’s activism began when she persuaded her parents to adopt environmentally friendly lifestyle choices. In August 2018, at the age of 15, she began spending her Fridays outside the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign that read Skolstrejk för klimatet, calling for stronger climate action (School Strike for Climate). Due to her youth, her sudden rise to global fame made her both a leader in the activist community and a target for critics. The “Greta effect” has been described by The Guardian and other newspapers as her impact on the global stage. She has received numerous honors and awards, including an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, inclusion in Time’s 100 most influential people, the youngest Time Person of the Year, inclusion in Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2019), and nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Greta Thunberg Personal Life
Greta Thunberg is the daughter of Malena Ernman and Svante Thunberg, as well as her sister Beata Thunberg and grandfather Olof Thunberg. Thunberg is also related to Nobel laureate Svante Arrhenius.
Thunberg comes from a long line of theatric families. Her father, mother, and sister are all involved in the theater in some capacity. Olof, her grandfather, was also a well-known director and actor. Malena Ernman, Thunberg’s mother, is an opera singer. She’s also a performer. She is primarily a mezzo-soprano, though she has dabbled in other musical genres such as jazz and cabaret.
Greta Thunberg Net Worth
Greta Thunberg has an estimated net worth range between $1 million and $2 million.