Neil deGrasse Tyson Net Worth 2022: Update Age, Height, Weight, Bio, Wiki, and Career Details

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist who works as the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. He has also hosted many TV shows, including “StarTalk” on National Geographic Channel and Fox Broadcasting Company, “NOVA ScienceNow” on PBS, and “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”.

He was born on October 5th 1958 to parents Cyril deGrasse Tyson (1927-2004) and Sunchita Feliciano Tyson (née Perez). Neil attended Bronx High School of Science where he studied chemistry among other subjects. His interest in astronomy emerged after reading Isaac Asimov’s book “Chronology of the World” at age nine. He grew up in a secular household and later became an Agnostic, but he remains fascinated by religion because of its effect on human history.

Tyson has also worked as an adjunct professor at Columbia University since 2001 where he teaches astrophysics for their advanced Physics & Astronomy program.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Net Worth

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a renowned American astrophysicist who has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York City’s famed Rose Center for Earth and Space, as well as its Department of Astrophysics since 1997. He hosts the PBS series Nova ScienceNow on topics including physics, astronomy and space exploration- subjects that he became interested in during his teen years when Neil used to sleep outside with a telescope pointed towards Uranus (don’t ask).

Early Life

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in Manhattan on October 5, 1958. His mother Sunchita worked as a gerontologist for the U.S Department of Health Education and Welfare while his father Cyril (who passed away in 2016) was a sociologist human resource commissioner and director at Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited. Neil grew up near Riverdale with their brother Stephen sister Lynn where he has been interested in astronomy since age 9 when spending time at Hayden Planetarium after going to Bronx public schools PS 36 P81 P141 now called Riis Academy.

Neil Tyson is a world-renowned astronomer who has given over 400 lectures on astronomy and astrophysics across the globe. Born in New York City, Neil was an editor of his school’s physical science journal at age 15 and captain of their wrestling team before he graduated high school with honors from Bronx High School of Science. The following year, 1986 to 1987, Tyson lectured in Astronomy for one semester as a visiting professor at University College London (UCL). Upon return to America two years later after receiving both master degrees – psychology from Harvard University and Astrophysics from Columbia – Dr Tyson began teaching courses up until today where he holds faculty positions as a director since 1990 of the Hayden Planetarium and as a research associate in astrophysics at Columbia University.


Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a well-respected member of the scientific community. He began working at the Hayden Planetarium in 1994 as a staff scientist and was appointed director two years later by President Clinton. In 1995, “Natural History” magazine enlisted him to write monthly columns on numerous subjects including astrobiology, astronomy, space exploration policy issues and other topics related to science education for general audiences. The president George W Bush chose Mr Tyson to serve on both commissions: one recommended changes in US aerospace policies; while another made plans for future US space missions.”

Neil Tyson is a man of many hats. He’s served as president, vice-president and chairman on the board for Planetary Society; he caused some controversy when he excluded Pluto from an exhibit at Hayden Planetarium in 2001; “Nova ScienceNow” began airing his show since 2006 with him hosting it every weekday night while also working on other productions like 2014’s Emmy Award-Winning series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”, 2015 brought a new venture where National Geographic Channel turned StarTalk into late-night talk show which airs Fridays 10 PM EST to 11 PM EST.

Neil has been a popular figure in pop culture, regularly appearing on radio shows and late-night talk shows. He has appeared in the films “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “Lazer Team” (2016), “Zoolander 2” (2016) as well as several TV series, including Stargate: Atlantis, The Big Bang Theory and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Tyson also did voiceover work for Ice Age: Collision Course( 2016 ), Family Guy 2018 ), BoJack Horseman 2017 ).

Writing Career

Tyson published his first book, “Merlin’s Tour of the Universe,” in 1989 and followed it up with 1994’s “Universe Down to Earth” before taking a break from writing for 10 years. He is also the author of 2000s’ The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist, 2004’s ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,’ 2017’s ‘Letters from an Astrophysicist’; as well as several other books. Selling over 1 million copies, 2018 Best Seller ‘Astrophysics for People in A Hurry spent more than a year on New York Times list.”

Personal Life

Neil Tyson, an astrophysicist and popular science communicator who hosted the TV series “Cosmos”, was accused of sexual misconduct in 2018. Four women came forward to accuse him of alleged cases that took place from 1984-to 2018; he denied one accusation but maintained his innocence on four others by stating they were misinterpreted or taken out of context incidents. Meanwhile, two projects under Neil’s name are put on pause: first is a PBS show called StarTalk which has been suspended after being accused as well following accusations against its host while National Geographic’s Cosmos sequel was released earlier than scheduled due to investigation proceedings conducted about it too. However, just last March 2019 shows signs of improvement with both programs back up again so viewers can expect new episodes soon

Awards and Honors

Neil deGrasse Tyson has received many awards for his commitment to getting the public excited about science. In 2015 he was awarded the U.S National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal, and in 2001 Columbia University’s prestigious medal for excellence; while also being a recipient of NASA Distinguished Public Service Medals in 2004 and 2005 respectively as well as Science Writing Awards from both American Humanist Association (2005) and Isaac Asimov Award Committee at Comic-Con 2009 all recognizing Neil’s achievements within this field. Recently named Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by “People” magazine 2000 whilst gracing some influential publications such as Time Magazine with their cover story 200.

Education Details

Neil deGrasse Tyson Net Worth is $850,000.

Age: 58 years old (as of 2018)

Height: 178 cm or 70 inches tall

Weight: 68 kgs with body measurements 42-32-16 Inches.

He has also hosted many TV shows, including “StarTalk” on National Geographic Channel and Fox Broadcasting Company, “NOVA ScienceNow” on PBS, and “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”.

Interesting & Fun Facts

Through a joint partnership between The New York City Department of Education and the Rose Center for Earth & Space, the planetarium is part of the Museum’s outreach to schools in grades K-12.

In addition to its research function, the Observatory also operates telescopes at three sites around the world: Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Tucson, AZ; Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in La Serena, Chile; and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), located just outside of Cape Town.

Tyson was formerly a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine under the title “Universe.” He also writes for and has been a frequent guest on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel’s late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.

Famous Quotes & Words of Wisdom

“When I became president of the New York City school board, they gave me a gavel. It makes an excellent paperweight.”

“If you want to learn something quickly, you must understand it completely—not merely memorize isolated facts or procedures; that’s no fun!”

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