Who is John Easterling? – His exceptional milestones and road to success.
He is primarily known as the husband of Olivia Newton John (Late). He is an American business man, activist, humanitarian and much more. Let’s dive in to unleash the secret of his many talents, so without further ado, Let’s get started!
John Easterling: Early years and Profile
John Easterling was born on April 10, 1952 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. As of 2023, he is 71 years of age. His an American national and a Christian. He did his schooling from Local Merry Oaks School.
Throughout Easterling’s initial years of school, he became obsessed with the Southern part of America, and decided to visit its scenery in the future as a treasure hunter. In 1976, he graduated from University of North Carolina in Environmental Sciences. He has a stature of 6 feet and 1 inches. His estimated weight is 82 kilos. Nothing has been revealed about John Easterling’s personal family to date.
John Easterling becomes Amazon John!
According to me, this would be the most adventurous chunk of John’s life. His journey from a treasure hunter towards developing a green thumb, hence laying the foundation of what today is known as Amazon Herb Company.
After his graduation, he signed up for Peace Corps (United States Government project to provide international assistance) due to which he was sent as a volunteer to an African country called Côte d’Ivoire. During his stay, when he became impecunious he started to trade in miscellaneous things such as scarves, stones, sweaters, tribal work and rare minerals, delivering them to States. During all these times he continued his search for a potential region for treasure hunting.
Three years later, he finally found some ancient Columbian artifacts. He is also known to have performed the same work in Brazil & Uruguay. He shipped all of these findings to States. In 1978, he established a company called Andes Fur Trading Co. Inc for the sake of artifacts.
In 1980, His excavatory expeditions came to a halt when he contracted Hepatitis. Due to his weakened liver, it influenced his mental and physical health developing chronic fatigue syndrome. As a result, he couldn’t travel anymore. Despite, he mustered up enough courage to still pursue his passion. Soon, he started exploring Amazon Basin for various pre-historic artifacts and ceramics.
In 1990, he finally unearthed the real treasure. During one of his voyages, he was operating a motor canoe when he got sick. In the nearby village, some native Shipibo Indians treated him with a blend of herbs in the form of a tea. With the periodic use of that tea his previous symptoms also subsided which made him hit upon this realization what real Amazonian treasure was? Answer being its native flora!
Here’s when Dr. Nicole Maxwell comes into frame. Next he got associated with Dr. Maxwell who had an experience of over forty years with Amazonian medicinal herbs. In 1990; Florida, finally the Amazon Herb Company was founded by both of their collaboration featuring herbal products and cosmetics. Hence, John Easterling getting an agnomen – Amazon John. As of 2012, Amazon Herb Company integrated with a wellness company called TriVita, Arizona.
John Easterling took two decades to recognize his Soulmate!
His wife to be was friends with Easterling, but he took almost twenty years to realize it. What will you call it? Mind Boggling!
Olivia Newton John is the wife of John Easterling. She is an Australian-British actress and musician. From 1984-1995, Olivia was married to an actor called Matt Lattanzi. They both also shared a daughter named Chloe Rose Lattanzi. They got divorced on April 24, 1995.
On an environmental exhibition, John met Olivia Newton and they both had joint ventures regarding environmental conservation and charity. For almost twenty years they stayed friends, finally, tying the knot in 2008. They conducted two weddings in the same month.
The first wedding happened on June 21, 2008 on a mountain peak of Peru. Later on, a legal ceremony was held on a beach in Florida on June 30, 2008. Since then couple had lived in Jupiter, Florida. They both don’t have any children.
Olivia Newton John passed away in Santa Ynez, California, at the age of 73, on August 8, 2022. She had been suffering from an aggressive breast cancer since 1992. After 30 years, it had metastasized to her back.
John Easterling’s Profession
He is mainly an activist, entrepreneur and a humanitarian. He turned his passion into a full time career. He is a Co-founder and CEO of Amazon Herb Company. He is also a co-founder of Rainforest Partnership (a non-profit organization working for the conservation of the biodiversity in Amazon Rainforest).
He and his wife have co-founded the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. He works for the International Council of the World Wildlife Fund.
Easterling in Hollywood
John is famous as a producer for “The Bonnie Hunt Show” (in 2008), “Big River Man” (in 2009), “Loose Women” (in 2011), The Reality of Truth (in 2016) and Deltopia (in 2023).
John Easterling is a pride owner of many awards. On October 12, 2011, he along with his wife secured an award to their names known as SAFE (Stroud Award of Freshwater Excellence). Following year on October 12, they were again awarded with ACEER Legacy Award for the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest. He has also been starred in several media programs like, National Geographic Channel, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
John Easterling’s House & Net Worth
After his marriage, he bought a house on Jupiter Island in Florida which costed around $4.1 Million. A maintenance worker called Christopher Pariseleti commited suicide on their property in 2013.
In 2016, The couple sold the house for $5 Million to some Swedish advertiser. In 2015, the couple got a hold of another property, a horse ranch in Santa Ynez Valley for $5.3 Million. As he is involved in many businesses, his estimated net worth is to be $12 Million.
John Easterling is a man of many talents. He is involved in several domains of work. It won’t be wrong if we characterize Easterling as an epitome of multi-tasking. He has tried his luck from being a conservationist to being a producer and have garnered enough fortune and fame.
He works for his passion which makes him a successful guy in a true sense. He has spent the majority of life to conserve some of the jewels of mother nature i,e., Amazon Forest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1. How did Olivia Newton and John Easterling meet?
Ans. They met in an environmental exhibition and remained friends until getting married in 2008.
Q2. Who is John Easterling?
Ans. He is famous as the widower of late actress named Olivia Newton – John and also for his advocacy for medicinal Amazonian Herbs.
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