59 Years American Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's Career Achievement and Net Worth

Updated On 11 Sep, 2018 Published On

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American born astrophysicist, science communicator, and author who has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He is the founder of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History and has authored books like Death by Black Hole, and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Born on 5th October 1958, the 59-year-old is also a TV personality and has hosted TV shows like Nova ScienceNow, StarTalk, NOVA, etc. Likewise, he has also appeared in TV shows like The Big Bang Theory, Lazer Team and many others alongside actors like Kaley Cuoco, Johnny GaleckiJim Parsons, and many others. 

Watch Neil in The Big Bang Theory.

Here we are going to share some information related to his net worth, salary, and his career achievements.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Net Worth and Salary

As of 2018, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has an estimated net worth of $1 million, but there are still some confusions regarding it. Other sources claim that his net worth is around $3 million while other sources claim his net worth is just $100,000

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But he is a very humble man, and he cares more about the achievements and respect he has received over the money he has made over the years. Likewise, according to sources, he makes around $320,000 on an annual basis.

His two books Death by Black Hole and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry also sell for a price of $25.95 and $13.26 per piece respectively. Neil sold 48,416 copies of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry in the first week making it a number one The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller

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Other than these, there is no information about his salaries and earnings available. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Properties: Houses and Cars

Neil deGrasse Tyson currently owns an estate in East Hampton New York. But the exact price and features of the house are unknown. 

CAPTION: Neil DeGrasse Tyson's East Hampton house SOURCE: Virtual Globetrotting

Now, talking about his cars, he owns an Audi which he was spotted driving in Manhattan, and his license place reads 'UNIVRSE.'

CAPTION: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Audi SOURCE: Imgur

Likewise, in 2014, he also uploaded a picture of himself on Twitter besides an electric Tesla roadster which he drove for his show. 

As we have already mentioned above, he is a very humble man and does not love to flaunt anything, which is why he is so loved by his followers. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Career Achievements: Awards

Neil deGrasse Tyson is indeed one of the most respected people in the world, and he has won numerous awards to date and even been honored by multiple sources. In 2000, he was named the sexiest astrophysicist alive by People magazine.

And in 2008, he was also named one of the top 10 most influential people in science by Discover Magazine

CAPTION: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos Award SOURCE: The Planetary Society

Below we have listed down all of the awards he has won to date. 

Year Award Work Category
2001 Medal of Excellence Himself -
2004 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal Himself -
2005 Science Writing Award Himself -
2007 Klopsteg Memorial Award Himself -
2009 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award Himself Significant Contributions To Public Awareness of Space Programs
2009 Isaac Asimov Award Himself -
2014 Critics' Choice Television Award Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Best Reality Show Host
2014 Dunlap Prize Himself -
2015 Public Welfare Medal Himself -
2015 Cosmos Award Himself -
2017 Hubbard Medal Himself -
2017 Stephen Hawking Medal Himself Science Communication

Other than these, in 2017, he was also nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award under the category Best Spoken Album. He did not win the award but being nominated for the award while not being a part of the music industry is a big deal.