William Shatner is best described as a badass handsome whose undying love for art has kept him shining and flying in the entertainment industry for over seven decades plus. William is our Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek series, the mastermind behind the Tek War series and other animated science fiction.
The talented actor has also ventured into music and he is an acclaimed director, as well as a producer in the entertainment industry. Read on to find out about his age, children, and net worth.
How old is William Shatner?
The Canadian actor received the full name William Bill Shatner, when he was born to Joseph and Ann Shatner, is the brother of 2 sisters, Farla and Joy. His date of birth is recorded as March 22, 1931 and his place of birth is the city of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, in Canada. It is said that he got the entrepreneurial instinct from his father, who owned a clothing manufacturing business during his early years.
William Shatner had his primary education at Willingdon Elementary School and attended Westhill High School, after which he was admitted to McGill University to study economics where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1952. As a child, his parents used his talent to get him to perform at the Montreal Children’s Theatre. He received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University in 2011 and from the New England Institute of Technology in May 2018.
Famous actor Captain Kirk is bouncing back financially, as he is supposed to earn a minimum of $150,000 per episode for his sitcoms. He also owns shares in Priceline.com, an American travel agency that hired him for a television campaign. Additionally, Shatner makes a decent amount of money from his songs, vlog, and YouTube page.
Sources also say his assets include a 60-hectare farm near Versailles called Belle Reve Farm, where he lives and keeps a breed of American Saddlebreds, mares and quarter horses.
In summary, William Shatner would be worth $100 million.
Due to his excellence and diligent work, William Shatner was named a Saturn Award winner in 1980 and 1983. In 1983 he received his own prestigious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 1990 he received the Double Golden Raspberry Award. Shatner earned a star on the Canada Walk of Fame in 2000 and 2004, and in 2005 he was honored with an Emmy Award. Golden Globe also presented him with an award in 2005 and the following year he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. William Shatner was the winner of the Prism Award and the Streamy Award for Best Web Reality Web Series in 2009.
Additionally, the talented actor won a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2011 followed by a NASA Distinguished Public Service Award in 2014. Shatner also won the 2015 Voice Arts Icon Award. In 2017, he was recognized as an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC).
His wife and children
William Shatner married his actress sweetheart Gloria Rand in 1956. The couple was blessed with three daughters: Leslie Carol Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner and Melanie Shatner. These are indeed his only children because he had no other products from his future marriages. Shatner and Gloria’s 13-year marriage couldn’t go on and they divorced in 1969, during which time William Shatner also suffered financial crises after the cancellation of the Star Trek sitcom.
After going through his difficult times which took After about 7 years, William Shatner found love again and decided to marry Marcy Lafferty for the second time in 1973. The couple were married until 1996 when they divorced and at just a year later, his third marriage to actress Nerine Kidd went public in 1997. However, Shatner and Kidd’s marriage did not last. In 1999, she died from the effects of alcohol and valium, which allegedly caused her to drown.
The sad movie star becomes affectionate again towards Elizabeth Martin, who also happens to be a widow, and it’s assumed that their love for horses and their shared grief has ignited the magic of their love life. Subsequently, on February 13, 2001, 69-year-old William Shatner tied the knot with 42-year-old Elizabeth. Their love seemed to have blossomed over time, as suggested by his remark about her patience, passion and beauty during an interview.