Dalai Lama is a famous Tibetan Buddhist monk. He is most renowned as a spiritual and political leader, author and actor. Today, the 14th Dalai Lama is well-known for his books and statements on peace and other topics. Dalai Lama has won the prestigious Nobel Prize for peace. Continue reading to find the net worth of Dalai Lama as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Dalai Lama was born as Lhamo Thondup on 6th July 1935 in Taktser, Tibet (now China). Lhamo Thondup is one of the surviving seven children born to peasant parents. Lhamo Thondup was born with exceptional spiritual signs. At age 2, he was pronounced as 14th Dalai Lama and renamed to Tenzin Gyatso.
When he was six years old, Dalai Lama began his spiritual education. He learned all about Buddhist philosophy, other religious philosophies, art and culture of Tibet, and more. By the time he was 15 years old, Dalai Lama had accomplished as the most powerful 14th Dalai Lama.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Dalai Lama never married and has always led his life as the leading Buddhist monk. Also, he was the political and spiritual leader of Tibet and Lhasa. When Dalai Lama was 15 years old, there was political friction between Tibet and China. Initially, Dalai Lama made several peace talks hoping to improve the situation. Around the 1960s when Dalai Lama’s life was endangered, he and his followers fled to India.
Since then, Dalai Lama resides in Dharamsala. Over the years, Dalai Lama shares his intellectual thoughts with people worldwide. Also, he had tried to improve the relationship between China and Tibet remotely but, in vain. Around 2011, Dalai Lama resigned from the ‘Central Tibetan Administration.’
While living in India, Dalai Lama serves as a primary spiritual leader. Dalai Lama works for many international organizations on various causes. These include peace, non-violence, harmony, women’s rights, social issues, health, environment, science and more.
Dalai Lama has authored and published more than fifty books that are read by his followers. Some of the notable books include ‘A Simple Path: Basic Buddhist Teachings’, ‘Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World’, ‘Essential Teachings’, ‘Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama’, ‘The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom’, ‘The Four Noble Truths’.
Dalai Lama has appeared in several movies. Notable ones include 1993s ‘Little Buddha’, 1997s ‘Kundun’, 1997s ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, 1999s ‘The Cup’, 2001s ‘Samsara’, 2002s ‘Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion’, 2003s ‘Wheel of Time’, 2006s ‘Valley of Flowers’, 2010s television movie, ‘The Buddha’ and 2012s ‘Escape from Tibet’.
Dalai Lama won the ‘Nobel Peace Prize,’ ‘Human rights award,’ ‘Lifetime achievement award,’ ‘World Security Annual Peace Award’ and others.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Dalai Lama is $150 million. Most of Dalai Lama’s wealth comes from his profession. He is well-known as a spiritual leader, political leader, author and actor. As a strict Buddhist Monk, Dalai Lama has nothing to do with his earnings and net worth. All of Dalai Lama’s earnings go for his charitable works.
Indians wish to honor Dalai Lama with the title ‘Bharat Ratna’ but, the Indian Government is still deciding.