An American theoretical physicist, futurist, Michio Kaku was born on January 24, 1947, in San Jose, California, to Japanese American parents. Michio holds an American nationality while having an ethnic background of Asian descent.
Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, which was also the study place for high-profile celebrities such as Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Mark Zuckerburg, in 1968. Then he attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a P.h.D in 1972, and that same year held a lectureship at Princeton University.
Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory) and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.
As far as his career goes, Michio Kaku started his career via the army during the Vietnam War. After completing his basic training schedules at the Fort Benning, Georgia and also finished advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. However, he couldn't be deployed as an infantryman.
In April 2006, Kaku began broadcasting Science Fantastic on 90 commercial radio stations in the United States. It is syndicated by Talk Radio Network and now reaches 130 radio stations and America's Talk on XM and remains the only nationality syndicated science radio program.
Michio Kaku has written a number of books and also appeared on many TV programs as well as films. The author has written books such as Physics of Impossible: A Scientific Exploration in the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.
Apart from that, he has also written books coinciding with the science faculty, physics part to be exact. One of his latest books was released in 2018, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth.
In 1999, Hollywood saw the entry of the physicist where he appeared in the movie, Me and Isaac Newton. Later, he was also a part of other movies and shows such as Hawking, The Screen Savers, Last Days on Earth, and more recently, on The Principle.
Similarly, in 2007, Michio Kaku hosted a show called 2057 in the Discovery Channel which discussed how medicine, the city, and the energy could change over the next 50 years. Similarly, a year later, he was also seen in a three hour BBC TV documentary, Visions of the Future.
Regarding his personal life, at age 71, Michio Kaku is a happily married man. His wife's name is Shizue Kaku and they are parents to two daughters named Michelle and Alyson Kaku.
The exact figure of his total net worth and salary is unknown however, it has been estimated that Michio Kaku has around $5 million of net worth as opposed to a net worth of over $20 million of the famed late scientist Stephen Hawking.