Liz Murray Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Children, Sister, and Net Worth

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Liz Murray Biography

This is what you need to know about Elizabeth Murray an American inspirational speaker who is well known for having been accepted by Harvard University despite being homeless in her high school years. Murray won Alex Awards in 2011.

Liz Murray Age

Liz Murray was born on September 23, 1980, in New York City, New York, USA. She is 39 years old as of 2019.

Liz Murray Husband

Liz is married to her high school sweetheart James Scanlon. The couple has two children together, Liam and Maya. Liz says she sees aspects of her parents in her children and in her parenting.

Liz Murray Children

Liz and her husband James are parents of their two children namely Liam and Maya.

Liz Murray Sister

Murray has an older sister Lisa who graduated from Purchase College in New York State and is a school teacher for children with autism.

Liz Murray Parents – Family

Born in the Bronx, New York, Murray is a daughter to poor and drug-addicted parents, both of whom would later contract HIV. She became homeless at the age of 15 when her mother died of AIDS in 1996, and her father moved to a homeless shelter.

Liz Murray Net Worth

Murray has an estimated net worth of $1 Million U.S dollars. Her career as an inspirational speaker is the primary source of her income.

Liz Murray Education

Despite her late high school start and lack of a stable home, she began attending the Humanities Preparatory Academy in Chelsea, Manhattan, graduating in two years. She was awarded a New York Times scholarship for needy students and was accepted into Harvard University, matriculating in the fall semester of 2000. Murray left Harvard in 2003 to care for her ailing father, but later returned to the university in 2006 and graduated in June 2009.

Liz Murray Career

She is the founder and director of Manifest Living and a motivational speaker. A made-for-TV film about Murray’s life Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, was released in 2003. Liz Murray’s New York Times (US) and Sunday Times (UK) bestselling memoir “Breaking Night” was released in September 2010.

Murray was awarded an honorary doctorate of public service on May 19, 2013, and gave the commencement address at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.