The eldest son of late English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and author Stephen William Hawking, Robert Hawking currently serves as a software engineer at Microsoft. He has an estimated net worth of around $5 million and is one of the children of Hawking, who aspired to follow the path of his father as a scientist but eventually changed his path.
Born in 1967, he is currently 50-years-old and is indeed a family oriented person. He is a married man and has two children.
Let's find out more about the software engineer's net worth, earnings, and career.
As we have mentioned above, Hawking has an estimated net worth of $5 million. However, there is still a lot of confusion on the topic as different sources share different figures regarding his net worth. Some claim his net worth to be around $5 million while other sources claim his net worth to be $20 million.
Baby Robert Hawking (left) with parents and newly born sister Lucy
Likewise, there are very fewer details about his earnings and monetary information available. Since he works as an engineer at Microsoft, his earnings can be assumed to be somewhere between $89,000 to $144,000 per annum.
Robert Hawking (middle) with his siblings and family
Moving on from his personal earnings, his father who passed away on 14th March 2018, at the age of 76, had an estimated net worth of $20 million, which Robert is sure to inherit. This will eventually increase Robert's net worth drastically.
Robert, like his siblings, cared for his father, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease, from a very young age. During an interview, his mother said:
He had to do things for his father that children really shouldn’t have to do.
Young Robert Hawking with his family
He was not just forced to do so, he was genuinely concerned about his father. He along with his siblings were very careful about the bruises and wounds on their father body.
Watch Robert Hawking do the Ice Bucket Challenge along with his siblings and father
From a very young age, he was interested in science and everyone expected him to become a scientist like his father. However, he changed his path and started studying software engineering at the prestigious University of Oxford. He graduated from the University and started working in numerous TV firms.
As of now, he is working as a software engineer at Microsoft Corporation.