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David Mayer de Rothschild

David Mayer de Rothschild

Born Aug 25, 1978

David Mayer de Rothschild is a British adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist and head of Adventure Ecology, an expedition group raising awareness about climate change. He is a member of the Rothschild family, the youngest of three children of Victoria Lou Schott (born 1949) and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b. 1931) of the Rothschild banking family of England.… Read More

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  • The Science Of Predicting Oscar Winners
    Reuters.com - Feb 21, 2013
  • David Rothschild: How Many Oscars Will Lincoln Win? Not Too Many!
    Huffington Post - Feb 08, 2013
  • David Rothschild: Obama Versus Lincoln And Argo
    Huffington Post - Jan 17, 2013
  • Michael Hogan: Predicting The Oscars ... With Science!
    The Huffington Post - Jan 14, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Mayer de Rothschild.


1978 Birth The youngest heir to his family’s banking fortune, de Rothschild was born in 1978 in London, England. … Read More


1996 18 Years Old He later gave up the sport to pursue his education, stating in an interview with The New Yorker “I realized there was more to life than spending hours and hours and hours on a horse.” After leaving Harrow School in 1996 he attended Oxford Brookes receiving a 2:1 B.Sc (Hons) in Political Science and Information Systems.


2001 23 Years Old …  In 2001 he bought a 1,100 acre organic farm in New Zealand, and was invited to take part in a Polar expedition. … Read More
2002 24 Years Old In 2002, de Rothschild studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London where he received an advanced Diploma in Natural Medicine, ND.
2006 28 Years Old In 2006, de Rothschild spent over 100 days crossing the Arctic from Russia to Canada, which saw him become one of only 42 people, and the youngest British person, to ever reach both geographical poles. … Read More
As part of Adventure Ecology’s ARTiculate series, de Rothschild led a field trip expedition to Ecuador in 2007. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008 he was the Consultant Editor for Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology wrote action graphic novel, The Boy The Girl the Tree with artist Simon Harrison and wrote the Foreword to True Green Kids:True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet.
2009 31 Years Old In 2009 The New Yorker's Jon Colapinto, wrote about the Plastiki, comparing its creator, de Rothschild, to adventurers like Sir Richard Francis Burton and Sebastian Snow. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010 de Rothschild and a crew of 5 began an expedition to sail across the Pacific on a catamaran partially made from reclaimed post-consumer plastic bottles called the Plastiki. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old In November 2011 de Rothschild and a small crew mounted an expedition to Brazil’s Amazon rainforest as part of the ARTiculate series, with the goal of better understanding and publicizing the effects of the controversial Belo Monte dam project. … Read More
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