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Russell M Nelson Net Worth: How Rich is the Church of Latter-Day Saints Leader?

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russell m nelson net worth

Russell M Nelson is the current president of the controversial Latter-Day Saints church in the United States.  Russell was also a member of the LDS church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 34 years, serving as its president from 2015 to 2018. Russell is a doctor as well as an author of many books. As of 2021, Russell has a net worth of an estimated $3 million.

Russell’s overall net worth is unclear as his salary remains undisclosed as the President of the Mormon church – Latter-Day Saints.

Russel M Nelson was a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Minnesota. In 1954, he also received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In his roles as research professor of surgery and director of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Utah, he also served humanity. He has also written a number of medical textbooks.

He also plays a number of important roles in the Church.

From 1964 to 1971, he was the stake president of the Bonneville Stake. Before being called to the Quorum of the Twelve, he also served as the Regional Representative.

Twitter Account:@Russell Nelson
Full Name:Russell Marion NelsRussel
Gender:Male
Age:96 years old
Birth Date:9 September 1924
Birth Place:Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Nationality:American
Height:1.83 m
Weight:92 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife:Wendy L Watson (m. 2006)
Children:Yes (Marsha, Wendy (1951–2019), Gloria, Brenda, Sylvia, Emily (1958–1995), Laurie, Rosalie, Marjorie, and Russell Jr)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):Married
Is Russell Nelson Gay?:No
Profession:LDS Leader
Salary:N/A
Net Worth in 2021:$3 Million
Last Updated:2021

Russell Nelson Early Life After WWI

He was born to a Mormon family in Salt Lake City in the decade following World War I. As a result, his upbringing has been intensely religious and conservative. He defended his traditional environment and upheld his family’s religious and faith traditions. He attended Church Sunday School and was baptized as a member of the LDS church at the age of 16. He attended LDS Business College in addition to high school and earned his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Utah.

Russell served in the United States Army as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps for three years and saw action in the Korean War. He was also part of the team of specialists who performed the world’s first open-heart surgery.

Russell Nelson Personal Life

Russell Nelson met fellow Utah student Dantzel White in 1942, and after three years of dating, they married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1945. They had nine daughters and one son. Dantzel died unexpectedly in 2005, and Russell married Wendy L. Watson the following year. She was a nurse and educator from Canada.

Russell Nelson Education and Career as a Surgeon

Russell Nelson finished the four-year M.D. program at the University of Utah in just three years, ranking first in his class. Following that, he went to the University of Minnesota and participated in the world’s first open heart surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. For his contributions, he was awarded a Ph.D. He then served in the military as a Medical Corp for 20 months before retiring as a Captain.

Russell Nelson & Mormon Church Controversy with Money

According to a Newsweek article, a knowledgeable church member filed a whistleblower complaint with the Internal Revenue Service in November alleging that a non-profit supporting organization controlled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints used member tithes to amass more than $100 billion in a set of investment funds, and the Church misled members about the money’s uses.

Russell Nelson Net Worth & Career

Russell Nelson returned for a year to work at Massachusetts General Hospital. Russell Nelson joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1955. He was a legendary surgeon in Utah, performing the state’s first open-heart surgery, thoracic surgery, and pediatric surgery. In 1975, he was elected president of the Society for Vascular Surgery for his many rare operations. He is also the recipient of a professorship.

For many years, Russell Nelson also served as a leader of the LDS Church in various ways. The Church frequently sought his advice as an apostle. Russell was the primary delegate to the Parliament on World Religions in 1991. He traveled to various parts of the world for preaching and charitable purposes.

With the death of former President Monson on January 2, 2018, Russell assumed the presidency of the LDS Church.

Russell Nelson Net Worth

Russell has brought in wealth through his occupation as a doctor and a church leader. As of 2021, Russell has a net worth of an estimated $3 million. His overall wealth is not completely clear as his current salary is undisclosed.

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