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 Galecki, Jim 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.
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.
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.
Now, talking about his cars, he owns an Audi which he was spotted driving in Manhattan, and his license place reads 'UNIVRSE.'
Likewise, in 2014, he also uploaded a picture of himself on Twitter besides an electric Tesla roadster which he drove for his show.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) May 26, 2014
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.
Below we have listed down all of the awards he has won to date.
|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|
|2015||Public Welfare 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.