Conor Woodman is a director, television presenter, public speaker, as well as an author. Whereas, known as the host of the famous ‘ Scam City ‘ travel show.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Conor Woodman is 46 years old as of 2020 who was born on 21st March 1974. He was born in Galway, Ireland. Whereas, he was born to Ciaran Woodman (father) and Miriam Woodman (mother). He grew up with his younger brother named Ciaran Woodman Jr. Conor’s parents were both professors. His father Mirian was a cancer epidemiologist and a professor and mother was also a doctor. Conor was also academically qualified to be a member of such an illustrious family. He has performed consistently good marks in school. Likewise, he belongs to Irish nationality, though his ethnicity is still unknown.
Talking about Conor educational history, when he was 8 years old his family moved to Birmingham. Conor grew up in Birmingham and joined the ‘ King Edward’s School ‘ and ‘ King Edward VI Camp Hill for Boys ‘ school. He registered at the ‘University of Manchester’ and received his Bachelor of Finance degree. He hadn’t even thought of being a TV personality or a director until then. Conor employed in London, and by the mid-20s he had earned a good fortune. However, once he wanted to take the journalism path he sold his flat in London and invested his own money on the first few of his investigative tours.
Regarding his career life, In the mid-2000s, Conor started traveling to many countries. He bought goods throughout one country to make money, and sold them in another, making a huge profit. In his first novel, ‘ The Adventure Capitalist, ‘ which was a hit, he listed all his experiences as an international trader”. His second book, ‘ Unfair Trade: The Truth Behind Big Business, Politics and Fair Trade, ‘ released in 2011. Conor was living in extreme situations in poor countries around Africa, Asia, and Central America to study for his second book. The book exposed the ugly truth behind those who shape the global economy. It was a huge success.
Where the titled ‘Sharks: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City,’ the book was released in 2017 and discussed the criminal underbellies in places like Jerusalem, Mumbai, and Mexico City. Conor has written for many popular newspapers and magazines including ‘ The Guardian, ‘ ‘ Wanderlust, ‘ ‘ Conde Nast, ‘ ‘ TNT, ‘ and ‘ Wexas Traveller. ‘ In 2009 he began his television career with the travel show ‘Channel 4,’ ‘Around the World in 80 Trades.’ The four-part miniseries featured Conor traveling around many countries, using the same trade model he described in his book ‘The Adventure Capitalist.’
Likewise, he was offered to host a National Geographic television show named ‘Scam City’ in 2012. The show exposed the dark side of the tourism industry. He hosted the show until 2014 and won several awards and acknowledgments for his work. The show has received nominations for the ‘Canadian Screen Award’ and the ‘UK Broadcast Digital Award.’ He featured on a series named ‘ Hunting the Doorstep Conmen ‘ for ‘ ITV ‘ as a host in 2013.
Whereas, he also appeared on ‘ITV the same year, hosting a series called ‘Exposure: Britain’s Booming Cannabis Business.’ As the title suggests, Conor was traveling across the UK to reveal the booming illegal cannabis business. Likewise, he featured in three episodes of ‘ BBC1’s popular show ‘ Watchdog ‘ in 2015. The series deals with British consumer affairs. Conor worked as a host in an eight-part series called ‘ Hunting Nazi Treasure ‘ in 2017. The series broadcast on ‘ History Channel Canada ‘ and was a great success.
Therefore, after his background in real journalism and television production, he directed his own feature documentary film ‘ True Appaloosa. ‘ A man named Scott Engstrom, a horse breeder, and Appaloosa horses specialist, traveled through Kyrgyzstan to find an Appaloosa horse was guided by the documentary. A 60-minute version of the documentary ‘ True Appaloosa ‘ was broadcast on ‘ BBC ‘ in 2015 and received huge criticism. The project also made its premiere at the ‘Idaho Film Festival’.
Whereas, Conor also made a short story film named ‘ Jester, ‘ which was screened at the 2015 Los Angeles ‘ Sunscreen West Film Festival. ‘ Radio shows like ‘ Costing the Earth ‘ and ‘ From Our Own Correspondent ‘ were also connected with Conor. He has performed as an actor in the ‘ Nefarious ‘ road movie and in the ‘ Dalziel and Pascoe show.
Talking about his personal life, Conor is single. He dated an actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge for many years. Then the couple got married in the year of 2014. Sadly, the marriage didn’t work out properly. The couple, however, publicly announced in 2017 that they got a divorce. Whereas, the couple doesn’t have a child.
Conor has earned a huge amount of money through his profession. He has an estimated total net worth of around $1million to $5million. Though his salary is still under review.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Conor has a great and smart personality. Whereas talking about his body measurement, there are no details available regarding height and weight. Likewise, his hair color is dark brown and the eye is hazel.
Conor is active on social media. He has a huge fan following on Instagram and Twitter. Sadly, he is not active on Facebook. Additionally, he has more than 8.5k followers on Twitter. Whereas, he has more than 600 followers on Instagram.