Net Worth $6 million
Date of Birth: October 5, 1958
Gender: Male
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Profession: Astrophysicist
Nationality: American


Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. He hosts the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Tyson was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. In 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Commission on Creation of a National Science Policy. Neil Degrasse Tyson’s net worth is estimated at $6 million. What are his sources of income? Let’s take a closer look!

Neil Degrasse Tyson Biography:

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on October 5, 1958, in Manhattan and grew up in the borough of Brooklyn. Despite showing interest in science from childhood, Neil initially wanted to become a writer; however, while attending high school (Phillips Exeter Academy), he became interested in astronomy and decided that it would be his career path.

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Neil Degrasse Tyson Personal life:

Neil Degrasse Tyson married Alice Young in 1987. They have two children, daughter Miranda, and son Travis. The family lives in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Career:

After high school graduation, he joined Harvard University, where he graduated with a BA degree in Physics. Then he attended the University of Texas at Austin, which granted him MA and Ph.D. degrees in Astronomy. He wrote two books and over a hundred papers and worked as an editor for scientific publications during his studies.

  • In 1994, Tyson was appointed by the University to succeed Professor Robert P. Kirshner as the Frederick P. Rose Director of Hayden Planetarium, where Neil remained until 2015 when Dr. Aisha Mustafa grew him.
  • In 1996, he became a regular on the show “Nova ScienceNow” and, in 2001, hosted “The Sky at Night .“In 2004, Neil Degrasse Tyson published his first book called “Universe Down to Earth .“His second book, “Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries,” was published in 2007.
  • At present, he is the author of ten books, including “The New York Times” bestselling book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” released on May 9, 2017.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Facts:

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an author, lecturer, and the television show “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”
  • Neil has appeared on many TV shows, including The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Live! with Kelly. 
  • In 2009, Neil was appointed by President Obama to serve on a 12-member commission to research into creating a national science policy.

How Old is Neil Degrasse Tyson?

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born on October 5, 1958) is 63 years old.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth:

As of 2017, Neil Degrasse Tyson’s estimated net worth is $6 million.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Salary

Annual salary: $1 million

Neil Degrasse Tyson Height:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s height is 6 feet 2 inches.

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Neil deGrassse Tyson Net Woth Biography

Is Neil Degrasse Tyson Single?

Neil is married to Alice Young, with whom he has two children.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Achievements:

  • 1993, 1994 American Astronomical Society’s Henry Norris Russell Lecturer
  • 1995 Carl Sagan Memorial Award of the American Astronomical Society
  • 1996, 2000 He won Emmy Awards for his work on “Nova ScienceNow.”
  • 2001 The Space Foundation awarded him their highest honor in Space Science. 

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Neil Degrasse Tyson Hobbies:

His hobbies include Astronomy, writing, playing piano and drums.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Education:

In 1978, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in The Bronx. In 1985, he obtained a BA degree in Physics from Harvard University. In 1986, he got his MA degree in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin. And finally, in 1991, he received his Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from Columbia University.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Relationship Status: 

He is married to Alice Young.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many cars does Neil Degrasse Tyson have?

Neil has a collection of sports cars.

How much money does Neil Degrasse Tyson make a year?

Neil’s annual salary is $1 million.

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