Quick Facts of Kevin Rene Richardson

Kevin Rene Richardson is a multi-talented personality from South Africa. He is actively serving the Hollywood Entertainment industry as a YouTuber, filmmaker, zookeeper, wildlife conservationist, and self-taught sanctuary owner.

Kevin has started his career working with animals, and also that it would remain a hobby of his.

Moreover, the star als is well known as “The Lion Whisperer,” He also gave this name as the handle of his social media account like @lionwhisperersa on Instagram, having over a 1.1million followers ”The Lion Whisperer’ on YouTube with 1.76 million subscribers.

In addition, more than 1.1 million followers on Facebook and @lionwhisperersa on TikTok with over 1230 followers and 6106 Likes. Be with us furthermore to know more about Kevin’s personal and professional life.

Who is Kevin Rene Richardson? 

Kevin’s TV personality came to this world on 8 October 1974, and he is originally from the Nightingale Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, he devoted his childhood to the neighborhood of Orange Grove.

Currently, 46 years man’s birth sign is Libra, and he belongs to South African Nationality. Also, his ethnicity is mixed of English, North & West European, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh.

Similarly, he is the son of Patricia and Peter Richardson. Further, his mother worked for Barclays Bank, whereas his father worked for a pharmaceutical company.

And, he has four siblings, and he is the youngest of four children, one older brother and two twin sisters, but he hasn’t revealed their names in the media yet.

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Photo Credit – @wildinginafrica. Image Credit: @lionwhisperersa

Wistfully, his lovely father died when he was just 13 years old. And, at 16 years of age, he met Stan Schmidt, a South African master of Shoto kab Karate.

Later, he began his career as a “self-taught behaviorist” and joined college, where he studied zoology. Unfortunately, he quit following two years of monotonous lessons on marine biology instead of mammals.

Career Highlights

Richardson thought he would never become a successful person working with animals; however, he started taking courses in physiology and anatomy in college.

Later, he tried physiology and became an exercise physiologist. At 23 years of age, he worked as a handler and cared for two 6-month-old lion cubs, Tau and Napoleon, later salvaged.

Kevin Rene Richardson, playing with a lion. Image Credit: Instagram

Furthermore, he devoted his early years to Lion Park and still runs with the now full-grown cubs in the wild. And the facility owner, RCompanions, began him off with a part-time job at Lion Park.

Along with his team, he works with animals for the commercial filming industry and films to generate income’ o fund the facility.

Additionally, they have a volunteer program that spawns income and volunteers who help to run the sanctuary. Some documentaries include ‘Dangerous Companions’ and ‘In Search of a Legend.’

Besides this, he produced the 2010 documentary ‘White Lion: Home is a Journey,’ ‘Lights, Camera, Lions!’ and ‘African Safari 3D (2013)’. On 13 March 2014, he started his YouTube channel, ‘Lion Whisperer TV,’ which is now, The Lion Whisperer.

There, he presented the world of his lions and daily work. Nonetheless, he was a part of many speaking events on lions and lion conservation and a guest speaker at Google Zeitgeist.

Lion care

A famous YouTuber, Rene has mostly spent his time with lions and slept next to, fed. Also, he has carried out with cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, and he prefers lions to any other big cat.

Likewise, the star closely knew all of the lions he works with since they were cubs.

Kevin with his lion. Image Credit: Instagram

However, he continues working with Tau and Napoleon’s lion brothers, his initiation to big cats. At that time, he has been penetrated, scratched, and wounded even though these dangers do not divert him.

Lion’s Attack?

Dangerous lioness mauled a 22-year-old young woman visiting Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary, home of The Lion Whisperer, to death in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, which was under Kevin’s care on 27 February 2018.

The incident occurred at around 11 in the morning at the game reserve near the Dinokeng Nature Reserve in Hammanskraal, situated about an hour northeast of Johannes bur camp.

At the same time, he lost track of the lioness when the victim went after an impala for some 2 kilometers; after that, the lioness violated the day visitor to the reserve.

Lion attack
Lion attack. Image Credit: Irish Mirror

For this, Luke Dollar, a wildlife biologist, acknowledged the killing in an article by National Geographic, stating, behaviors and programs that skirt the reality of our place in the food chain seem to be an accident waiting to happen.

As per the report, the woman accompanied a friend who was interviewing for an assignment with the camp’s manager. They were taking photographs outside the camp when the attack happened.

To whom did Kevin Rene Richardson marry?

The 46 years old zookeeper is a married man. Kevin tied the wedding knot with his long-term partner, Mandy Richardson. Mandy is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks that Sarah Jayne Dunn played.

In addition to this, the romantic couple walked down the aisle on 16 December 2007 to an intimate marriage ceremony in front of their parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones.

And, the lovebird welcomed their child, a son named Tyler, born in 2009, and a daughter named Jessica came to this world in July 2013.

Kevin with his wife and kid. Image source: Pinterest

Further, the social media star hides all the details concerning their dating history, when and where they met? Far from the media. Before being famous as a YouTube Star, he used to work at Lion Park. Also, he has posted many pictures with Lions, cheetahs, and many more animals.

However, he has yet to confirm whether the couple has any kids in public. It seems like he is happy with his life partner at the moment. He often hangs out with his friends and family whenever he is free from his usual work.

What is YouTube Star’s Net Worth?

Five feet nine inches towering man Richardson is a world-renowned wildlife conservationist and filmmaker. He has successfully made his name and fame throughout his career. Rene has collected a hefty amount from his long multi-professional career.

He gained massive fame as a YouTuber, filmmaker, zookeeper, wildlife conservationist, and self-taught sanctuary owner. In addition, he has more than 1.76 million subscribers on his channel as of 2021.

I see my YouTube channel appeals to a broad audience 😊. Learning a few tricks from their larger cousins. I’m glad to see the education & entertainment aren’t just limited to humans. Image Credit: Instagram

According to SocialBlade, he makes $399$6.4K as estimated monthly earnings. In the same way, he makes $4.8K-$76.6K as estimated yearly earnings.

Since Kevin’s subscribers are growing every day, we are sure that he will earn more money in the future. Exploring his social media, he is enjoying a rich and lavish lifestyle.

As he is already 46, but many more opportunities usually come in his door. So in the upcoming days, his net worth will be in a six digits figure.

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