Ed Smart is the owner of a real estate and mortgage company. He became known nationally in 2002 when his then-teenage daughter Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from their home in Utah. He is once again in the news after he revealed in a lengthy Facebook post that he is gay and is divorcing his wife Lois Smart. Ed Smart net worth is currently unavailable and is under review.
Ed Smart was born on May 18, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He went to Washington University where he studied BBA in finance. He also has an MBA with a specialization in urban planning. Very little information is available about what his occupation is. What we know is that he is the owner of a real estate and mortgage company.
Ed Smart became known to people in 2002 when his then-teenage daughter Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from their home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nine months later, Elizabeth was found in Sandy, Utah 18 miles from her home. At that time, Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee were arrested and accused of kidnapping.
After his daughter was found, Ed Smart has been advocating for missing people. He has founded the “Elizabeth Smith Foundation” along with his daughter. The organization advocates against child abuse. In addition to that, he has also authored books like “Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope” and “Young Times”.
Regarding his personal life, Ed Smart is married to Lois Smart. Together they have six children. Elizabeth is the second-oldest of four brothers and one sister.
Recently, Smart revealed in an emotional letter that he is gay. He wrote a message saying: “I have recently acknowledged to myself and my family that I am gay. The decision to be honest and truthful about my orientation comes with its own set of challenges, but at the same time it is a huge relief”. He has also announced that he will be divorcing his wife Lois.