Carole Baskin

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Activist (1961)
Fri Sep 04 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Carole Baskin is a well known American big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary near Tampa, Florida. She rose to fame after featuring in a 2020 Netflix documentary, Tiger King.

Carole Baskin was born as Carole Stairs Janos on June 6, 1961, in Bexar County, Texas. Carole is best known for her work. She did not come to limelight from an early age; neither she came from a reputed family. Information about her parents and siblings is still under investigation. To pursue her career, she dropped out of school at an early age.

Relationship Status of Carole Baskin

Carole is living a happy married life along with her husband and her children. She keeps herself busy serving and looking after big Cats. Carole is married to her longtime boyfriend, Howard Baskin. The duo tied their wedding knot in November 2004.

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Image: Carole along with her husband, Baskin
Source: Irish Mirror

The pair had a private wedding ceremony. Only a few members from both the families and some close friends attended the ceremony. They were in a romantic relationship for more than a year. They first met each other at a kick-off party for the newly formed No More Homeless Pets organization.

Howard joined Big Cat Rescue soon after as chairman of the advisory board. He proposed to her in November 2003, and they married the following year. Although they have been married for more than fifteen years, there has been no rumors of the couple separating anytime soon.

Failed Marriage 

Although This may be Howard's only marriage, Carole had many ups and downs in her previous relationships. Carole's is not only famous for her career but also famous for her relationships. Carole was first married to Michael Murdock. They tied their wedding knot on April 7, 1979

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Image: Carole's former husband, Don Lewis 
Source: Mirror Co Uk

Baskin has said that she never loved him and married him only because her parents were disappointed that they had been living together outside of marriage. The couple had a daughter, Jamie Veronica Murdock, born on July 16, 1980

In 1981, Carole ran away from the house in order to save her life. She met her future husband, Don Lewis. She and Lewis engaged in an affair while both were still married. The pair divorced their respective spouses and subsequently married in 1991. Lewis disappeared in August 1997 and was declared legally dead in 2002. 

Net Worth And Earnings

Carole Baskin has an estimated net worth of more than $2 Million. She has accumulated most of her net worth to her successful career as a prominent Cat Advocate. Joe Exotic is a well-known American former zoo operator and convicted Felon with a $10 Million net worth. 

Carole Baskin net worth
Image: Carole has an estimated net worth of more than $2 Million
Source: Medium

Baskin alleged that the children should only receive $1 million in properties since they belonged to Lewis before they were married. Lewis' business affairs and holdings were estimated at over $5 million. Baskin received a temporary court order to use $152,000 from the real estate operations to run Big Cat Rescue.

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