Ed Smart (born May 18, 1955) is an American Businessman, Executive Director, Author, and Famous Personality from Salt Lake City, Utah. Back in June 2002, he gained immense national attention after his daughter “Elizabeth Ann Smart” got abducted. Furthermore, his real full birth name is Edward Smart.
The incident took place when she was just 14-years-old on June 05, 2005. She was kidnapped by Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee at knifepoint from her bedroom.
Furthermore, the abduction lasted for nine months before she was found in Sandy, Utah. During this time, Smart was raped almost every day, forced to eat garbage, made her watch porn, tied up, and threatened to death.
Later, on March 12, 2003, when Elizabeth Smart was with the kidnappers roaming in public, a couple recognized them. Currently, Elizabeth works as a Child Safety Activist, Journalist, Contributor to ABC News, and Harpist.
Personal Life, Spouse & Children
Recently, the 64-years-old Edward Smart released an open letter on his Facebook account and claimed that he is gay. In the post, he wrote that it one of the hardest letters he has ever written to declare his sexuality.
Elizabeth Smart’s dad also claimed that he had been living in pain and guilt for many years. Smart witnessed numerous incidents where members of the LGBTQ community were wrongly treated in public.
In addition, when he opened about his homosexuality many people came forward to tell him that he wasted his life by not coming out as gay early. Some also claimed that it is a sin and Smart also suppress his feeling for so long.
The businessman Ed Smart earlier tied the knot with his wife “Lois Smart” in 1986. She decided to end their marriage and also filed for divorce back on July 05, 2019.
The couple also shares six children together. Elizabeth is the second kid of Ed and Lois. They also have four sons named Charles, Andrew, William, and Edward Smart.
His younger girl “Mary Katherine” was also present at the time when the family experienced a horrible incident. She pretended to be asleep when Elizabeth kidnapped on the knifepoint.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Edward Smart.|
|Nick name||Ed Smart.|
|Profession||Businessman, Executive Director, and Author.|
|Famous for||being the father of Elizabeth Smart (American child safety activist and contributor to ABC News).|
|Age (As of 2019)||64 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||May 18, 1955.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Homosexual.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Taurus.|
|House In||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 175 cm.
Meters: 1.75 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 72 Kg.
Pounds: 158 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||40-30-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Parents||Father: Charles Smart.
Mother: Dorotha Smart.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Married (separated).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Lois Smart.|
|Son||1. Charles Smart.
2. Andrew Smart.
3. William Smart.
4. Edward Smart.
|Daughter||1. Elizabeth Smart.
2. Mary Katherine Smart.
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with a Bachelors degree.|
|School||East High School.|
|Alma Mater.||George Washington University.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Hanks.
Actress: Julia Roberts.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Read, Music, and Travel.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$1.55 Million US Dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||$120K - $150K USD.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||House in Salt Lake City, Utah.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Ed Smart
- Wikipedia: Elizabeth Smart’s father, Edward Smart was born on the 18th of May 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Hence, his age is 64 years old, as of 2019.
- His parents are Charles Smart (dad) and Dorotha Smart (mother).
- He completed his school education from East High School.
- Later, Edward graduated from George Washington University and received a Bachelor degree in finance.
- Then, in 1991, he received Masters in Business Administration from the same college.
- In the post on Facebook, he also wrote that Ed is also leaving the Mormon church because of his homosexuality and the church is not a place where he finds solace any longer.
- Furthermore, in 2011, his kids’ kidnapper “Brian David Mitchell” was sentenced to life in prison for his crime.
- His wife “Wanda Barzee” also convicted in 2010 to 15 years in the prison.
- However, Wanda recently released from jail back in September 2018 in Draper, Utah.
- As an author, Ed and his wife penned a book named “Bringing Elizabeth Home” which was released in 2003.
- Later, in August 2004, he published his second book “Young Times“.
- Money Factor: The accumulated Net worth of Ed Smart is $1.55 US Dollars in 2019.
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- Smart worked as a broker in his own firm “Smart & Company” in Salt Lake City for many years before his daughter got abducted.
- Later, Edward started working as an advocate for missing people and founded the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation” along with his daughter.
- His post in the organization is the executive director.