Richard Wiese

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Early Life and Education:
– Born on Long Island, New York
– Father, Richard Wiese, Sr., completed the first solo Pacific Ocean flight
– Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro at age 11
– Attended St. Anthony’s High School and Brown University
– Graduated from Brown with a degree in Geology and Biology

– Helped create the first artificial reef in Long Island Sound
– Placed satellite collars on jaguars in Mexico’s Yucatán jungle
– Co-discovered 202 species in Central Park
– Led an expedition to bio-prospect new life forms on Mount Kilimanjaro
– Traveled to Yukon in Canada with Prince Albert of Monaco

The Explorers Club:
– Elected the youngest club president in 2002
– Developed partnerships with Rolex, Microsoft, and Discovery Networks
– Established the Global Exploration Summit
– Founder of The Explorers Club 50
– Negotiated a three-book deal with Crowne/Random House

– Hosted the television series ‘Born to Explore with Richard Wiese’
– Received the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism
– Won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography
– Hosted ‘Weekend With Yankee’ on PBS
– Appeared in feature films and hosted TV series

Personal Life:
– Lives in Weston, Connecticut
– Resides with his wife and three children

Richard Wiese (Wikipedia)

Richard Wiese (born July 13, 1959) is an American explorer, the longest serving President of The Explorers Club, and Executive Producer and Host of the multiple Emmy Award-winning ABC and PBS program, Born to Explore.

Richard Wiese
Richard Wiese

(1959-07-13) July 13, 1959 (age 64)
Long Island, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Explorer, host, producer, author
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