Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth and Salary


Don Lewis

Don Lewis

Who is Don Lewis?

Don Lewis was an American businessman. Don Lewis is the creator of the well-known “Big cat rescue” zoo. Don was a self-made millionaire and the husband of Carole Baskin, a well-known Tiger enthusiast.

Don Lewis – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

On April 30th, 1938, Don Lewis was born. Dade City, Florida, USA is where he was born. 

There is no information about his parents or siblings, but we do know that he was raised by his single mother, which is why he never received his father’s love. 

Carole Baskin’s husband graduated from Pasco High School. 

Don then graduated from the University of Georgia.

 Don spent his childhood in poverty, which is why he decided to start his business at a young age.


Don reported to the police in 2002 that his wife Carole had stolen his gun. 

He went missing the same year. Police searched for him but only found his car in an airport parking lot.

People began to blame Baskin for his death, but there was no evidence against her.

 Carole received Don’s entire estate after his death. 

Lewis’s first wife and children filed a claim for Don’s property, which is still pending in court.

Net Worth of Don Lewis? Salary, Earning

Don Lewis’ net worth was estimated to be $7 to $10 million when he died, which included hectares of land and some nice properties. 

He also founded the “Big Cat Rescue Zoo.”

Facts of Don Lewis

Real Full Birth Name Jack Donald Lewis.
Nickname Don Lewis
Age (As of 2019) 64 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday April 30, 1938.
Death 2002.
Birthplace/Hometown Dade City, Florida.
Nationality American.
Gender Male.
Ethnicity White.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Religion Christian.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign) Taurus.
House Location Tampa.
Profession Businessman
Net Worth $7 to $10 million

Relationship, Married life, Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Don Lewis married Gladys Cross in the year 1955. 

He was only 17 years old at the time, and his wife was only 14 years old.

His wife gave birth to three children: Gale Rathbone, Lynda Sanchez, and Donna Pettis.

 After 35 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1990 after 35 years of marriage.

After the divorce, he met Carole Stairs and fell in love with her, but some claim that his first marriage ended because of his extramarital affair with Carole.

 In the year 1991, they both married. The couple has no children.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Color

Don Lewis stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 76 kilograms.

Don Lewis is with cats. Source: The Sun

He has dark brown eyes, but his hair is grey.

Don Lewis – Professional Career

Growing up in a poor family, Lewis had a strong desire to become wealthy, which led him to pursue a career in business. 

First, he works as a mechanic and a laborer on the side. 

Later, he tried his luck in the scrap business and began earning a good living.

After his marriage to Carole, his business expanded into real estate, and he began buying old houses to renovate and resell.

Don Lewis – Social Media Status

We couldn’t find Don on any social media platform.

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Quick Facts of Don Lewis

  • Jack was a businessman from the United States of America.
  • He is the founder of the famous zoo named “Big cat rescue”.
  • Jack was a self-made millionaire and the husband of a famous Tiger lover named Carole Baskin.
  • His first wife and kids filed a case for Don’s property and the case is still in court.
  • When Jack died his net worth was estimated to be $7 to 10 million which includes hectares of land and some nice properties.