Russell M Nelson- Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Russell M Nelson

Russell M Nelson is the current president of the controversial LDS church in the United States. He also 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. He was also a member of the LDS church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 34 years, serving as president from 2015 to 2018.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Russell Nelson
Real Name/Full Name: Russell Marion NelsRussel
Gender: Male
Age: 97 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/Spouse (Name): Wendy L Watson (m. 2006)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Marsha, Wendy (1951–2019), Gloria, Brenda, Sylvia, Emily (1958–1995), Laurie, Rosalie, Marjorie, and Russell Jr)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Russell Nelson Gay?: No
Profession: Religious leader and former surgeon
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2023: $2 Million

Russell M Nelson’s Biography

Russell M Nelson was born to a Mormon family in Salt Lake City in the decade following World War I. As a result, his upbringing was deeply religious and conservative. He supported 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 M Nelson Age, Height, Weight

Russell M Nelson was born on September 9, 1924, and is 97 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.83 meters and his weight is 92 kilograms.

Russell M Nelson
Russell M Nelson


He 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.

He returned and spent a year at Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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. He performed many unusual procedures and was honored by being elected president of the Society for Vascular Surgery in 1975. He is also the recipient of a professorship.

For many years, he also served as a leader of the LDS Church in various spells. The Church frequently sought his advice as an apostle or negotiator. He was the primary delegate to the Parliament on World Religions in 1991. He traveled around the world preaching and distributing charity. With the death of former President Monson on January 2, 2018, he assumed the presidency of the Church.

Since then, he has been serving. Sexual abuse and corruption scandals have rocked his Church and presidency. His daughter and son-in-law had been in court several times over allegations of hosting “touching parties” where young boys and girls as young as one-year-old were allegedly inappropriately touched and sexually abused. Nelson has denied all allegations..

Russell Nelson’s Net Worth In 2023

Russell M Nelson’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2023. Authorities are paid more than $120,000 per year, according to a popular Mormon Leaks website.

Russell M Nelson is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on Catholic Christian traditions and religion in general. He has also been a medical pioneer, establishing a medical enterprise. Despite his military service, he has widespread support from all communities.

Russell M Nelson’s Wife, marriage

Russell M 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. They are still together today.