Greta Thunberg has long made headlines with her hard-hitting campaigning for action on climate change but fans are keen to know her net worth.

It’s safe to say that the past couple of years have been life-changing for Greta Thunberg

The 17-year-old climate activist has been busy making a name for herself in recent times for her campaigning and demands for instant action on climate change.

And now, the Sweden-born activist is the subject of a new documentary film, I Am Greta.

Greta Thunberg’s global fame and the new documentary have sparked a huge amount of interest in her, leading some fans to ask about her net worth, especially if she’s able to miss school to attend protests and speak at summits around the world.

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 17-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 in Sweden.

Since then, she’s become internationally recognised for her work and has gone onto speak at the United Nations in New York as well as at a more recent summit in Madrid.

What is Greta’s net worth?

  • Greta Thunberg’s net worth is unconfirmed but is estimated to be around $1 million.

Unlike Hollywood actors whose regular work in blockbuster movies allows for estimates into their net worth, the 17-year-old school child poses a different story.

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

According to the site Idol Persona, Greta Thunberg’s net worth is $1 million but this is reportedly just an estimated figure.

Does she get paid for her activism work?

It is unconfirmed whether or not Greta Thunberg is paid for her activism work.

However, there is the possibility that Greta’s notable presence on social media, which includes 4.4 million Twitter followers and 10.6 million Instagram followers, allows for some kind of ad revenue money but again this would be just speculation.

According to the BBC, in July 2020, Greta Thunberg was awarded €1 million for her humanitarian work by winning the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.

However, Greta revealed: “We’re in a climate emergency, and my foundation will as quickly as possible donate all the prize money of one million euros to support organisations and projects that are fighting for a sustainable world.”

Highest-paid hoax

Early in 2019, a magazine cover went viral 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.

2019 ended with Greta on a very different magazine cover though as she was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

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