Bindi Irwin is the daughter of a popular wildlife expert Steve Irwin but she is best known as an Australian Actress and TV personality. She is also a well-known singer and dancer who has so far, chosen to follow in the footsteps of her parents who both own a zoo.
Bindi Irwin’s Bio (Age)
Bindi was born on July 24, 1998, as the only daughter of Zoologists Terri and Steve Irwin who are both hosts of a popular nature program The Crocodile Hunter which ran for over eleven years. Australian by nationality with an English-Irish ethnicity, Bindi was raised alongside her only brother, Robert, in Buderim, Queensland. Bindi’s names were inspired by her parent’s favorite animals. For example, she was named Bindi by her father, after his favorite crocodile while her middle name Sue was given to her by her mother and is after the family’s favorite dog Sui which died of Cancer. Her father, however, stated that the name Bindi is an Australian word for “Young girl”.
Bindi was homeschooled and that is where she developed a strong passion for animals like her parents. At the age of two, the young Princess was already featuring in her father’s TV program. She was also actively involved in game show hosting, singing and songwriting. Little as she was, Bindi also appeared in the 1991 Australian children’s music group, The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari which was formed in Sydney, New South Wales. In 2014, she was then enrolled at TAFE Queensland East Coast where she graduated with a certificate in Business and to perfect her skills as a tourist, Bindi went back to school to earn a certificate in Tourism.
Bindi’s career journey officially started after the death of her father in 2006 when the young lady decided to launch her own TV show called Bindi: The Jungle Girl where she continued to foster her father’s legacy. Bindi Irwin also wrote a few fictional books for young readers and featured on numerous TV talk shows like The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Oprah and Larry King Live. In the same year her father died, Bindi Irwin was greatly applauded for delivering a eulogy for her father in front of a large crowd worldwide television audience of more than 300 million viewers. Her speech was later voted the television moment of the year, thus earning her huge popularity.
In 2008, she was named the Most Popular New Female Talent by Logie Award. It was followed by her winning of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Series and two years after, she was featured in a direct-to-video family movie Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove. She also tried her hands on other skills like singing, playing piano and rapping. Her debut album Bindi Kid Fitness with Steve Irwin and The Crocmen, was released in 2006. Her second album titled Trouble in the Jungle was released on 17 November 2007. The video clearly revealed Bindi’s rapping skills. Meanwhile, following her intense passion for wildlife, she was appointed as brand ambassador for tourism in Australia and was awarded Young Conservationist of the Year by the Australian Geographic Society.
Bindi Irwin’s Net Worth
Hard-working and multi-talented Bindi Irwin is said to have a whopping sum of $3 million as net worth. Aside from her activities as a media personality, actress and singer, the young entrepreneur also owns a clothing line called the “Bindi Wears”. In 2015 she joined a dance competition on season 21 of the American reality series Dancing with the Stars and emerged winner earning huge fame and prize money.
Bindi’s brother, Robert Irwin was born on December 1, 2003, and like his parents and older sister, he is a Television personality, conservationist and an author. Additionally, he is a good photographer. The young lad owns a TV channel known as Robert’s Real Life Adventures and he is a co-host of the Discovery Kids Channel TV series Wild But True. He also co-wrote a book series titled Robert Irwin: Dinosaur Hunter. Robert’s first appearance on TV channel was on January 2, 2004, with his father when he was just one month old.
As the son of a popular Crocodile hunter and a lover of crocodile, many expected Robert Irwin to follow the footsteps of his father but in a conversation with the Courier Mail, the teenager said he would prefer to be his own person while continuing with his Dad’s legacy.
Robert made his late TV appearance first in February 2017 when he appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, presenting a number of animals such as an African dwarf crocodile, a screaming armadillo, a snake, and a sloth. He has since then made several more appearances with more animals. In April 2017, Irwin was named as a member and ambassador of Scouts Australia and a partner with the Australian zoo.
celebrity teenager Bindi Irwin is in a relationship with an Australian Wakeboarder, Chandler Powell whom she met in November 2013 at the Australian Zoo. Not minding the numerous off and on their relationship has been through, the lovebirds have remained committed to their relationship. The two were even rumored to have gotten married but this was debunked by both Bindi and her boyfriend, saying they are still just dating. The pair share pictures of themselves with Powell being public about how much his life has changed since he started dating Bindi.
Powell left his wakeboarding career in Florida and joined his girlfriend in Australia in the bid to help her and her family with their conservation work. He now lives with Bindi at the Irwin family’s 100-acre property.
What She’s Up To Now?
Animal-loving celebrity Bindi Irwin is set to reappear with her family, on American TV to begin a new project on Animal Planet. She was seen last on TV with her family on Celebrity Family Feud playing against actress Chrissy Metz and her relatives. She recently debuted her own Barbie after she was selected the conservationist of the year as an inspiration for one of 17 dolls based on inspiring women. She was honored alongside celebrities like filmmaker Patty Jenkins and Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim. The show which Bindi is currently working on will focus on happenings at Australia Zoo.