Gary Golding Biography

Gary Golding also known as Tarzan of Los Angeles is an Australian Conservationist, Philanthropist, teacher, animal survivor, and survivalist famously known for his work in rescuing animals and his work towards children. Currently, he is making waves for his appearance in the Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing 

Early Life

Gary Golding was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia in a Christian family and is of white Caucasian ethnicity. His exact birth year is unknown but he is believed to have been born in the early 1980s. He has not shared much about his family, background, and parents and is also believed to have sibling brothers but has not shared their names.

His father was known to be strict and made him independent to do his own task at an early age which built in his survival skills. In fact, he started doing his own laundry by the age of 7. Gary has not disclosed any information about his studies and education qualifications but it is believed that he completed his high school graduation.

He should have received training in survival and nature studies from North California’s Headwater Outdoor School. He has also gathered knowledge about plant soils and has done in-depth studies about bees.

Gary Golding Career

Gary has been working for society and is a philanthropist who helps feed homeless people living in dumpsters and also makes several donations for causes related to children and animals. He also works to educate children in LA about self-reliance and survival. He also delivers motivational speeches and holds several workshops and events for them.

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Moreover, he is also known to be a professional Bee specialist and also removes beehives for work. Gary has immense knowledge of nature, plants, and soils and thus he also works as a gardener and builds custom and organic gardens for people.

He also runs his own merchandise line where he sells custom t-shirts and hats of his own brand. Along with this, he also works as a guide for tourists in the wild areas of Los Angeles and helps in Hiking, Snorkelling. Etc.

He also has a Youtube, Channel where he frequently posts videos about survival tips, health and fitness, Philosophies, interviews, and much more random stuff. Gary also started appearing on the extreme survival show Naked and Afraid in 2018 and showcased his survival skills while he spent days in the wild and surviving through challenges.

He is an expert and is trained in the area of survival. He is gained a lot of fans following for appearing on the show Naked and Afraid franchise on Discovery. Currently, he is appearing in Naked and Afraid: Last Man Standing.  


Gary has not been involved in a lot of controversies but was once under huge media attention when he was spotted consuming the organs of a dead Baby Dolphin at Laguna Beach and was alleged to have broken the Marine Mammal Protection Act. He even said that he shall make use of his dead organs to nourish himself which caused a spur of negative comments and anger towards him.

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Gary Golding Biography

Real Name Gary Golding
Birth Date 1980s
Age (as of 2023) 35-40Years
Birth Place Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Profession Conservationist and Naturalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm (Approx.)
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs (Approx.)
Shoe Size 11 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Type Slim




School Headwater Outdoor School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his Wife? Not Known
Children Two (Michelle & Sharon)

Personal Life

Gary has not shared anything about his personal life but is known to have two young teenage daughters named Michelle and Sharon but there is nothing shared about their mother. He has not disclosed any information about his past relationships either. Moreover, he is currently believed to be single.

Gary Golding Net Worth

Gary has been a conservationist and nature enthusiast for several years and has worked in several community areas for children and animals. He has majorly sourced his income from his work as an expert survivor and conservationist.

He has earned a lot from the show Naked and Afraid and also sources additional income through his clothing line, and beehive business. His net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be more than $1 million at least. 

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  • He received the Carnegie Hero medal and Red-cross Hometown Hero honor for his brave work in saving a man’s life from the coast of California.
  • Gary also ministers weddings for people and is a certified minister since 2016.
  • He believes in Minimalism and advises people to consume as little as possible from the world.
  • Gary has a tattoo of his motto- consume as little as possible on his back.
  • He used to spend time and run around in his grandmother’s backyard where she grew peaches, fruits, lemons, etc and he used to catch spiders and bees which made him interested in what he is doing now.

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