Elizabeth Gilbert Birthday & Fun Facts

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Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 20, 2022
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About Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an American journalist and novelist.

On July 18, 1969, Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America. Elizabeth was raised in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Elizabeth is best recognized for writing award-nominated books and novels. Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the best-selling novel 'Eat, Pray, Love,' which has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold over 12 million copies. In 2010, Julia Roberts starred in a film adaptation of the book with the same title. In 1997, she published a collection of short stories called 'Pilgrims.'

Elizabeth Gilbert Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Elizabeth Gilbert's net worth?

The net worth of Elizabeth Gilbert is estimated to be around $2o million. Elizabeth has earned her fortune by writing novels, essays, and articles.

How much does Elizabeth Gilbert earn per year?

The amount of money Elizabeth Gilbert earns per year is estimated to be $4.2 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Elizabeth Gilbert?

Elizabeth Gilbert has a height of 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) tall.

How old is Elizabeth Gilbert?

Elizabeth Gilbert was born on July 18, 1969, and currently, she is 52 years old. Soon, she is going to celebrate her 53rd birthday.

Childhood And Education

On July 18, 1969, Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Elizabeth Gilbert was the second child of John Gilbert, a Uniroyal chemical engineer, and Carole Gilbert, a nurse who later founded a Planned Parenthood clinic. Elizabeth with her family moved to Litchfield. The family lived alone in the country with no neighbors and no television or record player. Following that, Elizabeth and her older sister Catherine Gilbert Murdock kept themselves occupied by writing books and plays.

Elizabeth joined New York University. She struggled taking literature classes and writing workshops. Gilbert chose to educate herself through work and travel rather than attending graduate school.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Elizabeth Gilbert's family?

On July 18, 1969, Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Elizabeth was the second child of John Gilbert and Carole Gilbert. Her father, John Gilbert, was a chemical engineer at Uniroyal and her mother, Carole Gilbert, was a nurse who established a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Elizabeth, along with her older sister Catherine Gilbert Murdock was raised at Litchfield.

Who is Elizabeth Gilbert dating?

Elizabeth Gilbert was dating the United Kingdom-born photographer Simon MacArthur in 2019, but the relationship was short-lived and ended in 2020. Currently, Elizabeth is single.

Who is Elizabeth Gilbert's partner?

Elizabeth Gilbert was married to Michael Cooper in 1994. Elizabeth met her husband while working at Coyote Ugly saloon, although their marriage ended in 2002.

In 2007, Elizabeth got married to Jose Nunes, whom she met in Bali. Elizabeth and her husband, Jose Nunes, lived in Frenchtown, New Jersey, and together they had a large Asian Import store named Two Buttons, a business which they sold in 2015-2016, and they got divorced.

After two months of divorce, Elizabeth announced that she was in a relationship with Rayya Elias, and in 2017, they celebrated a committed ceremony that was not legally binding. However, sadly, Rayya Elias was a victim of cancer and lost her battle against cancer in January 2018.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After college, Elizabeth decided to move to Philadelphia and started working as a waitress to save up enough money to travel and learn. She was influenced by the working and thought process of Ernest Hemingway's early career, especially his short stories collection 'In Our Time.' According to Elizabeth, writers find stories in the real world, not in a seminar room. She worked as a trail cook, waitress, bartender, and while accumulating experiences for her writing.

Elizabeth's short story 'Pilgrims' was published in Esquire in 1993 under the title 'The Debut Of An American Writer.' She made her debut as the first unpublished short story writer in Esquire. This led to consistent work as a journalist for major publications such as The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Spin, Real Simple, Allure, and Travel+ Leisure. Elizabeth has established a living as a well-paid freelance writer.

Elizabeth's 1997 GQ article, 'The Muse Of The Coyote Ugly Saloon', a chronicle of her time as a bartender at the initial Coyote Ugly table dance bar in New York City's East Village, was the inspiration for the feature film 'Coyote Ugly' (2000).

In 2000, Elizabeth's first novel, 'Stern Man' was published and selected as 'The Notable Book' by The New York Times. Elizabeth published her second novel 'The Signature Of All Things' in 2013. In 2002, she published a biography named 'The Last American Man,' which was nominated for National Book Award in non-fiction.

Gilbert's book 'Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia' was published in 2006, and it chronicled her year of 'Spiritual And Personal Development' while traveling abroad. Columbia Pictures released 'Eat, Pray, Love,' starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, on August 13, 2010. Elizabeth made her first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007, and she has since returned to discuss the book, her philosophy, and the film. She was named in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list of influential leaders and visionaries.

In 2019, Elizabeth published her third novel 'City Of Girls,' which is her eighth book. Elizabeth has numerous publications in her name, including short stories like 'Pilgrims,' 'The Signature Of All Things,' 'Three Novels: Stern Man,' 'City Of Girls,' 'The Last American Man,' 'Three Memoirs,' 'Committee: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage,' 'Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear' and one biography ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’

Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for best-sellers like 'Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia', 'Stern Men', 'The Signature Of All Things', 'City Of Girls', 'Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear', 'The Music Of Coyote Ugly Saloon', 'The Last American Man' and Committee: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage'.

Charity Work

In 2015, Elizabeth, as well as several other authors, including Cheryl Strayed, helped raise nearly $1 million for Syrian refugees in just 31 hours. In 2016, Gilbert shared a video of herself singing karaoke to raise money for Blink Now Foundation, an organization inspired in part by 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

What awards has Elizabeth Gilbert won?

Elizabeth's first book, 'Pilgrims', a collection of short stories, received the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. This was followed by her novel 'Stern Men', selected by The New York Times as a 'Notable Book'. In 2002, she published 'The Last American Man', which was nominated for National Book Award in non-fiction.

Elizabeth Gilbert's Hobbies And Interests

Elizabeth Gilbert is interested in traveling, which can be observed through her writing and singing.

Other Interesting Elizabeth Gilbert Facts And Trivia

  • Time Magazine named Elizabeth Gilbert one of the world's 100 most important people.
  • She was also named on Oprah's Super Soul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders.
  • 'Eat, Pray, Love,' her 2006 book, spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List as of December 2010 and was adapted into a film of the same name in 2010.
  • She worked for national magazines, including Spin, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Real Simple, and Travel+ Leisure.
  • Elizabeth lives in a New York City, and her house worth is nearly $1 million.
  • Her Facebook account has 1.7 million followers and 275300 followers on Twitter as of 2022.

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Jose Nunes


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