Before Carole Baskin rose to fame with the Netflix documentary series “Tiger King,” she was and is a well-known animal rights activist. Since then, Carole Baskin has come a long way. From being a hardcore animal rights activist to being accused of murder, Carole has had her share of hurdles in life. Up until a few months ago, the only people who knew about Carole Baskin were the people who were heavily invested in the Exotic Cat Community.
Who Is Carole Baskin?
Born in June 1961 in the state of Texas, United States, Carole Baskin is a well-known animal rights activist. In addition to that, she is also the CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit Animal Sanctuary. Carole’s love for animals and their safety bloomed in her early childhood. She was initially working at a departmental store in her teenage. However, to make ends meet, Carole starting breeding of cats and also opened up a small lawn trimming business.
From breeding cats for a living, Carole later went on to found the Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary, with her husband, Don Lewis in 1992. So far, Carole has had three marriages. She married TV personality Howard Baskin in 2004, after her second husband, Don Lews, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The story of Don’s disappearance caught the public eye and brought the spotlight to Carole. Carole was accused of murdering her husband. According to several reports, Carole was accused of feeding her husband to the animals of the Big Cat Rescue.
Before marrying Don, Carole was married to Michael Murdock at a tender age of 17. Together, they have a daughter named Jamie. Out of her three marriages, Carole only has a child from her husband, Michael.
How Much Is Carole Baskin’s Networth?
The world became well acquainted with Carole after she was featured in Netflix’s documentary “Tiger King.” Her feud with Joe Exotic has been the talking point ever since. Though nothing has been proven, Carole has had a series of highly fortunate events. Her second husband, Don Lewis, was a real estate mogul. And after his death, it was revealed that Don left 5 Million dollars worth of property business behind. This was the primary reason that got Carole under the spotlight for Don’s death.
Keeping $4M to herself, Carole gave $1M to Lewis’ daughters as settlement. In addition to his property business, she also receives $2M from Don’s trust fun. She further earned $1M after she sued Joe Exotic for a trademark infringement case. Therefore, her current net worth is believed to be around $20M.
Carole Baskin on ‘DWTS’
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Carole Baskin revealed the reason to be a part of Dancing with the Stars. She said after the success of “Tiger King,” she received more than 190 media outlets reached out to her. It was her daughter who went through the list and said she has to do Dancing with the Stars. Carole also confessed that DWTS is something out of her comfort zone and she is ready for the challenge.
Frequently asked questions
What is Carole Baskin net worth?
Her current net worth is believed to be around $20M as of 2020.
Who is Carole Baskin first husband?
Michael Murdock was Carole Baskin’s first husband, she married him at a tender age of 17
How old is Carole Baskin?
Carole Baskin was born on 6th June 1961 (age 59 years) in Bexar County, Texas, United States