Elizabeth Ann is known to be a survivor today she is working as a commentator for the ABC news. At the early age of just 14, she was kidnapped and was held captive for about three fourth of a year. After The terrible experience, she decided to become a child activist and to promote safety for children around the world.
She was also a part of many movies and some books in which the traumatic experience was portrayed. But how well do you know her? Nearly nothing right? This article will cover everything in detail from her early life to her career today.
About Elizabeth Smart
She was born on the 3rd of November in the year 1987. Total she has four brothers and a sister. Much of the information is not available about her parents or her family; only available details are portrayed in the movies and books that tell her story to the world.
In the year 2002 she was abducted from her bedroom, only 14 when this happened and the abductors did so at knifepoint. For about 9 months she was kept in a place tied up and she also claimed that she was raped daily and the abductors told her if she tried to escape they would shoot her on point or kill her using a knife. This whole scenario was widely shown on television and almost every news channel had details about her kidnap and the faces of the criminals were also shown after they were recognized from America’s most wanted episode.
Early Life And Family
After a long amount of trial in the court, the person who assisted the kidnapper pled guilty and was sent to federal prison for about 15 years. The main kidnapper has been sentenced to lifetimes in federal prison for the crime of sexual assault and kidnapping.
Talking about her education aspect she went to Bryant middle school and after completing the same she attended East High School. She had a Keen interest in the field of music so she decided to pursue the degree of bachelor of music and got into Brigham Young University.
She got married to Matthew Gilmour in the year 2012 and has three kids with him. In an interview, she said that her husband understood her and accepted her for who she was and her children think of her as their role model.
Her Career And Major Milestones
Her career began in the year 2011, she opened a foundation where she protected children who were a part of some horrible incident or assault. She also focused on spreading education about sexual assault among children all around the globe.
Along with this she also is a commentator and has been successfully handling both the jobs with care and passion.
A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Elizabeth Smart
After three years, Elizabeth Salgado's disappearance remains a mystery. Police in Provo, UT today confirmed during a press conference there are still no significant leads on her whereabouts. Please call the police if you have any information. (801) 852-6210. pic.twitter.com/iZQoF4wBQO
— Elizabeth Smart (@ElizSmart) April 13, 2018
- She got some awards for her bravery and the way she survived such a horrible experience.
- Her story is known to all today.
- The whole incident is also now a movie called The Elizabeth smart story.
- Her story is also part of a few books.
As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be around 2 million dollars. Most of her earnings come from the organizations she is part of and also from her career as an activist. Some of her earnings are also through being a commentator for the ABC news.