What is Elizabeth Smart's net worth? Rape and abduction survivor fought all odds to sell out books and help others
Elizabeth Smart is the latest celebrity who was unmasked on an episode of 'The Masked Dancer' on Wednesday (January 13) night. Smart was thrust into the spotlight in 2002 after she was abducted from her very own home in the middle of the night by self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell and kept in captivity for nine months by him and his wife Wanda Barzee. Mitchell later forced her to partake in a marriage ritual with him and then went on to rape her for the nine months that she was in captivity. After a long search operation, she was discovered 18 miles away from her home in Utah, Salt Lake City.
Smart hasn't lived her life as a victim but has championed over her ordeal and the fears of being judged by society. She has since then gone ahead to become a child safety activist and has fought tooth and nail for stricter legislation on sexual predators and training for educators on child sexual abuse. She has also worked with the government including the US Department of Justice in conjunction with other kidnapping survivors to create a guide to help the ones who have gone through the same experiences in their lives.
Apart from being an activist, Smart has also worked as a commentator for ABC News. The survivor also has a number of books written about her abduction and her experience was also the subject of the film titled 'The Elizabeth Smart Story'. She has penned the books 'My Story' and 'Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up'. She has enjoyed a flourishing career, the one that's well-decorated with a number of awards and nominations, including a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her work as a special correspondent for 'Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen'. Womanspace's Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award was bestowed upon her earlier this year before the world was gripped by the coronavirus.
She also helped produce the Lifetime movie based on her, titled 'I am Elizabeth Smart', and she was also the subject of a two-part documentary by A&E Network titled 'Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography' both of which retold her abduction from her Salt Lake City home, according to Seattle Times. She accepted the award for the best producer, non-fiction for the latter at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards. Overall, Elizabeth has built an impressive career for herself and an even impressive net worth that is estimated at $13M by an Idol Net Worth report.