Fans want to know Greta Thunberg’s net worth - does she get paid for activism work?

Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers brief remarks surrounded by other student environmental advocates during a strike to demand action be taken on climate change...

Greta Thunberg has certainly been making headlines with her hard-hitting campaigning for instant action on climate change.

Greta Thunberg is well on her way to becoming one of 2019's most influential people.

The 16-year-old climate activist has been busy making a name for herself in recent months for her hard-hitting campaigning and demands for instant action on climate change. 

Naturally, she's gained a lot of media attention for her speeches and cross-Atlantic sailing trip to New York in time for the UN climate change summit. 

Something that people want to know about Greta is her net worth, especially if she's able to miss school to attend these protests and speak at the UN.

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15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at COP 24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Katowice, Poland on 5...

Who is Greta Thunberg?

If you don't know who Greta Thunberg is at this point then you might want to emerge from underneath your rock.

The 16-year-old Swedish girl is a climate change activist who has become a shining light in the fight against global warming and has received plenty of media attention for her hard-hitting contributions to the debate.

Greta rose to prominence in 2018 after she was seen protesting and campaigning for instant action on climate change.

Since then, she's become internationally recognised for her work and has gone onto speak at a United Nations summit aimed at tackling global warming.

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What is Greta's net worth?


Unlike Hollywood actors whose regular work in blockbuster movies allows for estimates into their net worth, the 16-year-old school child poses a different story. 

However, Greta's parents, Svante Thunberg and Malena Ernman are an actor and opera singer respectively meaning that Greta has probably been well off in her upbringing but this would be pure speculation.  

Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. While the United States will not be participating, China and...

Does she get paid for her activism work?

Not that we're aware of. However, there is the possibility that Greta's notable presence on social media, which includes followers 2.6 million Twitter followers and 7.1 million Instagram followers, allows for some kind of ad revenue money but this would be just speculation.

In recent weeks a magazine cover has been doing the rounds on social media claiming that Greta Thunberg is one of the highest-paid activists on Earth but according to Snopes and the look of the magazine cover itself, it's quite clearly not genuine. 

On top of that, the company behind the fake cover, MediaMass, has been churning out identical covers for a number of years featuring some of the biggest names in popular culture as it appears to be a parody news site. 

People With Money Fake Greta Cover

People With Money Fake Covers

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