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Paul Watson Wiki Biography
Paul Franklin Watson was born on 2 December 1950, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is an environmental activist, and marine wildlife conservation activist, best known for founding the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society; the group is focused on marine conservation and anti-poaching efforts. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Paul Watson? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in activism. He is one of the founding members of Greenpeace and has promoted numerous principles. He’s written books and has gained a lot of attention due to him being involved in legal action with several countries. As he continues his endeavors, it is possible that his net worth will also continue to increase.
Paul Watson Net Worth $500,000
At a young age, Paul was taught to respect and defend animals; he worked as a tour guide at Expo 67 before moving to Vancouver, where he joined the Canadian Coast Guard and worked on various hovercraft, weatherships, and buoy tenders. He also worked as a merchant seaman during this period.
One of his first noted works of activism was joining the Sierra Club to protest the Amchitka Island nuclear testing. The group evolved into the Don’t Make a Wave Committee, which eventually became Greenpeace. Watson would serve on the Greenpeace Too! ship in 1971, and then in various positions in Greenpeace voyages in the mid-1970s. Many publications state that he is a Greenpeace founder, but Greenpeace cites him only as an influential member, not a founder.
In 1978, he purchased the first Sea Shepherd vessel called the “Sea Shepherd”, with the help of Fund for Animals. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was formed and would soon gain notoriety for their direct action tactics. They threw objects into whaling ships, boarded whaling ships, and even scuttled ships. He started earning money as part of the society which increased his net worth. He was also a field correspondent for Defenders of Wildlife until 1980. Afterwards, he declared his support for Earth First!, and would later join the board of directors of the Sierra Club. He became very vocal on claims such as how human communities should be no larger than 20,000 people. He also released numerous activism articles on Earthforce!
Watson has been the subject of numerous controversies over the course of his life. One of the better known issues was his separation from Greenpeace when he was expelled from the board in 1977. Greenpeace has since called him a violent extremist – he was convicted of assaulting a peace officer during a seal hunt protest. He became a persona non grata in Iceland after scuttling two whaling ships and damaging a whale meat processing factory. He was also pursued by the Japanese Coast Guard on suspicion of sabotaging Japan’s whaling fleet. He was detained in 2012 in Germany at the request of the government of Costa Rica due to altercations at sea.
Despite these issues, he’s won several awards, including the Jules Verne Award, and received the Asociacion de Amigos del Museo de Anclas Philippe Cousteau: Defense of Marine Life Award. In 2002, he was inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame, and received the George H.W. Bush Daily Points of Light Award.
For his personal life, it is known that Paul has been married four times, firstly to founding director of Greenpeace Quebec Starlet Lum, with whom he has a son. He then married former Playboy model Lisa Distefano. His third wife was animal rights activist Allison Lance, and his fourth marriage is to Yana Rusinovich in 2015, and they have a son.


Net Worth
$500,000

Date Of Birth
December 2, 1950

Place Of Birth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Profession
Activist

Education
Simon Fraser University

Nationality
American

Spouse
Yana Rusinovich

Children
Lilliolani Paula Lum Watson, Tiger Watson

Parents
Annamarie Larsen, Anthony Joseph Watson

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson

Twitter

Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/captainpaulwatson

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1059922/

Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, World Press Photo Award for Spot News

Movies
Sharkwater, Behind the Mask

TV Shows
Whale Wars

Quote

1
(on the role of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) We do not protest. Protesting is fundamentally submissive. We are enforcers. We sail to enforce the law.

2
I would just say is that nobody could do what I do unless you had a big ego. It’s the only way you can really put it. You have to be arrogant enough to challenge the arrogance of the human race.

3
You know, I wouldn’t think I was successful if I didn’t have just as many people hate me as support me. You can’t change things by not pissing people off.

4
No species is more important than the others. All species are interdependent, but people got upset when I said worms were more important than people. {That’s] because worms can live on the earth without us but we can’t live without them. We need them and they don’t need us. And bees and insects and fish: we need them and they don’t need us. It makes them, ecologically, more important than we are. A lot of people don’t like to hear that.

5
I’m not pessimistic about anything. You just have to have enough passion and perseverance. I alway point to 1972. The very idea that Nelson Mandela would be president of South Africa was unthinkable, unimaginable and impossible, yet it happened. So I’m eternally optimistic.

6
We’re not even the captains of the spaceship. We’re just the passengers, watching and consuming. The crew is the insects and the microbes and the other creatures, doing what they do to keep the ship functioning. And right now we’re killing off the essential crew, one by one.

Fact

1
The movie Ocean Warrior (1981) is partly based on his experiences.

2
He is one of the founding members of the Greenpeace Foundation.

Producer

Title
Year
Status
Character

Defend, Conserve, Protect
producer post-production

Why Just One?
2016
Documentary executive producer

Actor

Title
Year
Status
Character

Fireside Chat with Esther
2015
TV Series
Captain Watson

Thanks

Title
Year
Status
Character

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson
2011
Documentary the producers wish to thank

Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist
2010
Documentary special thanks

Sharkwater
2006
Documentary special thanks – as Captain Paul Watson

Ocean Warrior
1981
Documentary special thanks

Self

Title
Year
Status
Character

Sharkwater: Extinction
2017
Documentary announced
Himself

One Planet
2017
Documentary filming
Himself

The Refineries: Inside the Making Of
Documentary post-production
Himself

Good Fortune
2016
Documentary
Himself

Food Choices
2016
Documentary
Himself (founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) (as Captain Paul Watson)

Why Just One?
2016
Documentary
Himself

On n’est pas couché
2016
TV Series
Himself

C à vous
2016
TV Series
Himself

13 heures le journal
2016
TV Series
Himself

Le grand journal de Canal+
2012-2015
TV Series documentary
Himself

Unity
2015
Documentary
Narrator (voice)

How to Change the World
2015
Documentary
Himself

Whale Wars
2008-2015
TV Series documentary
Himself / Himself – Founder Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Steve Irwin Captain / Himself – Captain / …

Whale Wars: The Devil’s Den
2015
TV Series
Himself

Wrenched
2014
Documentary
Himself

Real Time with Bill Maher
2014
TV Series
Himself – Guest

60 Minutes
2013
TV Series documentary
Himself – Environmental Activist (segment “Return of the Humpbacks”)

The Project
2013
TV Series
Himself

The Alyona Show
2012
TV Series
Himself

Seal Wars
2012
TV Movie documentary
Himself

Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell
2012
TV Series
Himself

Horizont CT24
2012
TV Series
Himself (Sea Shepherd)

Democracy Now!
2012
TV Series
Himself

Whale Wars: Viking Shores
2012
TV Series
Himself

Whale Wars: Operation Bluefin
2012
TV Movie
Himself

A Fierce Green Fire
2012
Documentary
Himself

Minds in the Water
2011
Documentary

La case du siècle
2011
TV Series documentary
Himself, Sea Shepherd Foundation, Greenpeace member 1972-1979

Animal World
2010-2011
TV Series documentary
Himself – Host

Canada A.M.
2011
TV Series
Himself

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson
2011
Documentary
Himself

Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight
2011
TV Series
Himself

The 7PM Project
2009-2011
TV Series
Himself – Captain of Steve Irwin / Himself – Captain of the Steve Irwin

Les insurgés de la terre
2011
TV Movie documentary
Himself

END:CIV
2011
Documentary
Himself

Eternal Vigilance: Paul Watson on the Front Lines
2010
Documentary short
Himself

Making Burros Fly
2010
Documentary
Himself

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2010
TV Series
Himself

Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist
2010
Documentary
Himself

Bag It
2010
Documentary
Himself

Skin Trade
2010
Documentary
Himself

Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff
2009
TV Series
Himself

The Cove
2009
Documentary
Himself (as Captain Paul Watson)

30 Years on the Frontline
2008
Documentary short

At the Edge of the World
2008
Documentary
Himself

Pirate for the Sea
2008
Documentary
Himself

Your Mommy Kills Animals!
2007
Documentary
Himself – Sea Shepherd Conservancy

Seal or No Seal
2007
Short
Himself

Sharkwater
2006
Documentary
Himself (as Captain Paul Watson)

Behind the Mask
2006
Documentary
Himself (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)

Testify! Eco-Defense and the Politics of Violence
2005
Video documentary
Himself (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) (as Captain Paul Watson)

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
2005
TV Series documentary
Himself

Ocean Raider: Defenders of the Wild
1993
TV Movie documentary
Himself

Eco Spies
1992
TV Movie
Himself

Redwood Summer Roadshow
1990
Himself

Black Harvest – The Fight for the Pilot Whale
1988
TV Short documentary
Himself

Ocean Warrior
1981
Documentary
Himself

Archive Footage

Title
Year
Status
Character

War Story
1995
Documentary short
Himself

60 Minutes
2014
TV Series documentary
Himself – Environmental Activist (segment “Return of the Humpbacks”)

Raid on Reykjavik Reloaded
2012
Documentary short
Himself

Príbeh duhových bojovníku – Greenpeace
2000
TV Movie documentary
Himself

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