Charles Dickens Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Children and Biography

charles dickens
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Name Charles Dickens
Date of Birth 7 February 1812
Age 58 Years Old
Gender Male

Charles Dickens Net Worth

$1.5 Million

Charles Dickens popularly known as Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. As of 1870, Charles Dickens’s net worth is $1.5 million. He produced some of the world’s most famous fictional characters and is often recognized as the Victorian era’s finest author.

During his lifetime, his writings achieved exceptional popularity, and by the twentieth century, critics and historians had recognized him as a creative genius. Today, his books and short tales continue to be widely read.

Charles Dickens Wiki/Biography

Born on 7 February 1812, Charles Dickens’s age was 58 Years Old as of 1870. He was born and brought up in a Catholic Christian family from Landport, Portsmouth, England. He was a British-English by nationality and had his belief in the Catholic-Christian religion.

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Charles Dickens Childhood Pic

He completed his early education at the Giles Academy, England. After that, he also enrolled himself at the Wellington House Academy, England. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was a lot interested in writing.

Name Charles Dickens
Full Name Charles John Huffam Dickens
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Date of Birth 7 February 1812
Date of Death 9 June 1870
Age 58 Years Old
Birth Place Landport, Portsmouth, England
Death Place Gads Hill Place, United Kingdom
Profession Writer and Social Critic
Nationality British – English
Religion Catholic – Christian
Ethnicity English Descent
Hometown Landport, Portsmouth
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
School/High School The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, England
Giles Academy, England
College/University Eton College in Windsor, England
King’s College London in London, England
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Wife & Relationships

Charles Dickens’s parents were John and Elizabeth Culliford Dickens. Charles Dickens’s father’s name was John Dickens who was a clerk in the navy pay office by profession.

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Charles Dickens’s Father

Charles Dickens’s mother’s name was Elizabeth Culliford Dickens, who was a writer by profession.

charles dickens mother
Charles Dickens’s Mother

He also had seven siblings. He has four brother’s names are Alfred Lamert Dickens, Augustus N. Dickens, Alfred Allen Dickens and Frederick W. Dickens, and his three sister’s names are Harriet Dickens, Frances E. Dickens and Letitia Dickens.

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Charles Dickens’s Brother (Alfred Lamert Dickens)
charles dickens brother
Charles Dickens’s Brother (Augustus N. Dickens)
charles dickens brother
Charles Dickens’s Brother (Frederick Dickens)
charles dickens sister
Charles Dickens’s Sister (Letitia Dickens)

Charles Dickens’s marital status was divorced at the time of his death. In the year 1836, he married Catherine Dickens, an English author of England.

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Charles Dickens’s Ex-Wife (Catherine Dickens)

They together have ten children, seven sons named Francis Dickens, Charles Dickens Jr., Henry Fielding Dickens, Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson Dickens, Edward Dickens, Walter Landor Dickens, and Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens and three daughters named Mary Dickens, Kate Dickens, and Dora Annie Dickens.

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Charles Dickens’s Son (Francis Dickens)
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Charles Dickens’s Son (Henry Fielding Dickens)

Apart from Catherine, he also dated Ellen lawless Ternan an English actress.

Father Name John Dickens
Mother Name Elizabeth Culliford Dickens
Brother Name Alfred Lamert Dickens
Augustus N. Dickens
Alfred Allen Dickens
Frederick W. Dickens
Sister Name Harriet Dickens
Frances E. Dickens
Letitia Dickens
Girlfriend Catherine Dickens (Ex)
Ellen lawless Ternan (Ex)
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Name Catherine Dickens (Ex)
Children Francis Dickens (Son)
Charles Dickens Jr. (Son)
Henry Fielding Dickens (Son)
Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson Dickens (Son)
Edward Dickens (Son)
Walter Landor Dickens (Son)
Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens (Son)
Mary Dickens (Daughter)
Kate Dickens (Daughter)
Dora Annie Dickens (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

Charles Dickens was a handsome man with a nice personality. He owned a nice physique with good body measurements and a normal body type.

charles dickens

He was about 5 feet 8 inches in height and his body weight was around 76 Kg. He had long reddish-brown color hair and also had blistering clear blue color eyes.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 176 cm
in meters: 1.76 m
in feet inches: 5’ 8”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 76 kg
in pounds: 167 lbs
Eye Colour Blistering Blue
Hair Colour Reddish-Brown


Charles Dickens started his career as a journalist. As a 20-year-old in 1832, Dickens was lively and confident. He was a fan of popular entertainment and mimicry but lacked a clear vision of what he wanted to become.

As a result of his interest in the theater (he joined the Garrick Club early on), he landed an acting audition at Covent Garden, where he met manager George Bartley and actor Charles Kemble.

A cold ended up keeping Dickens from attending the audition, despite his best efforts to impersonate comic Charles Mathews. He had already begun his profession as a writer when another chance occurred.

Dickens’ first short tale, “A Dinner at Poplar Walk,” was published in the Monthly Magazine in London in 1833. Early in 1832, Dickens accepted a job offer from William Barrow, an uncle on his mother’s side. Dickens worked for the first time at the House of Commons on The Mirror of Parliament.

To support himself while working for the Morning Chronicle and reporting on Parliamentary discussions at Furnivals Inn, Mr. Furnival leased rooms there and worked as a political journalist. For his first collection of works in 1836, Sketches by Boz, the alias he used for some time, he compiled a series of short pieces published in newspapers.

Dickens may have gotten the name from a character in Oliver Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield, who was given the nickname “Moses” by his younger brother, Augustus Dickens. The name “Moses” was shortened to “Boses” by people who had a cold and couldn’t pronounce it correctly.

The name “Dickens” was deemed “queer” by a critic of the time, who wrote in 1849: “Mr. Dickens, as if in revenge for his queer name, does bestow still queerer ones upon his fictional creations.” Dickens was a long-time contributor and editor of journals.

George Hogarth, the Morning Chronicle’s music critic, was appointed editor of the new evening edition, which debuted in January 1835. By the time Dickens was a regular visitor at Hogarth’s Fulham home, he was delighted by Hogarth’s close friendship with Walter Scott (a man he greatly admired) and the company of Hogarth’s three daughters.

Dickens’ career and personal life progressed at a rapid pace. The bachelor salon in Harrow Road were William Harrison Ainsworth, the author of the highwayman novel Rookwood (1834), met a group of intellectuals including Daniel Maclise, Benjamin Disraeli, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and George Cruikshank was where he struck up a friendship. Only Disraeli remained a stranger, but the others he met there were close friends with him, and he met his first publisher, John Macrone, at the home as well.

Dickens was approached by Chapman and Hall after the success of Sketches by Boz to provide the text to accompany Robert Seymour’s etched images in a monthly letterpress. He recruited “Phiz,” who had previously worked on a linked series of sketches when Seymour committed suicide in the second installment and Dickens intended to compose a connected series of sketches.

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