Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who was born in New York City, is an astrophysicist, author, and science communicator.

Quick Biography

He was born on 5 October 1958, in Manhattan.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Age: 63 years old
Birth Date: October 5, 1958
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: unknown
Parents: Father: Cyril DeGrasse Tyson

Mother: Sunchita Feliciano Tyson

Spouse: Alice Young (m. 1988)
Children: Miranda Tyson, Travis Tyson
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 105 kg
Profession: astrophysicist, author, and science communicator
Net Worth in 2022: $6 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Neil is 63 years old. He weighs 105 kg and is 1.88 m tall.

Education, School/College University

He attended several public schools in New York City before enrolling at the Bronx High School of Science, where he graduated in 1976.

He had a strong passion for anatomy and went to Harvard University from where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1980.

In 1983, he moved to the University of Texas at Austin for his graduate work and graduated with a Master of Arts in astronomy.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

He was born Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, and Sunchita Marie Tyson, who was of Puerto Rican origins. His parents had three children. His father, being a sociologist, was the first Director of Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited, while his mother was a gerontologist.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Neil DeGrasse Tyson With Wife Alice Young
Neil DeGrasse Tyson With Wife Alice Young

In a physics class at the University of Texas, it happened that He met Alice Young with whom they got married in 1988 and were blessed with two children.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): married
When did he get married? (married date): 1988
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Alice Young
Kids: Miranda Tyson, Travis Tyson

Professional Life and Career

In 1986, he was appointed as a lecturer in astronomy at the University of Maryland, where he lectured till 1987 and was accepted into Columbia University the following year. He was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in astrophysics after two years of intense research in 1991.

In the 1990s, he began writing and started with the column, ‘Universe,’ for the ‘Natural History’ magazine in 1995. The write up went on to become very popular and was released as a special edition titled ‘City of Stars’ (2002.

In 2001, he was appointed as a member of the 12-member commission to study the Future of the US Aerospace Industry by US President George Bush.

In 2004, he was once again appointed to serve on a 9-member commission to the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy.

He, together with Donald Goldsmith, authored ‘Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution.’

He collaborated with Donald Goldsmith again in 2009 as the narrator on the documentary ‘400 Years of the Telescope’ which premiered on PBS.

Presently he serves as the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Awards & Nominations

Among the many awards he has won and been nominated include:

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Series or Special
StarTalk (2015)
2017 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Series or Special
StarTalk (2015)
2016 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Series or Special
StarTalk (2015)
2015 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Narrator
Hubble’s Cosmic Journey (2015)
Outstanding Informational Series or Special
StarTalk (2015)
2014 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Cosmos (2014)

Critics’ Choice Television Awards

2014 Winner
Critics’ Choice TV Award
Best Reality Host
Cosmos (2014)

Grammy Awards

2018 Nominee
Best Spoken Word Album

For “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”

Image Awards (NAACP)

2018 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
StarTalk (2015)   ( (Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson))

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Net Worth
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Net Worth

As of August 2022, He has a net worth of $6 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In 2017 and 2018, rumors existed of three women who made claims of how Neil had harassed them sexually. One even claimed to have been raped by a nail in the 1980s. Investigations were done by National Geographic, but the outcome was not revealed. Alter the investigations, the astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson was allowed to resume his plans to air two shows that he is involved with, Star Talk and Cosmos.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Facebook page has around 4.2M fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 13.4M followers. On Neil DeGrasse Tyson Instagram account, he has around 1m followers while on YouTube, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has around 1.2M subscribers.

It is very clear that Tyson has had a very successful career journey. This could translate to his beautiful net worth. It could also be noted that the net worth is deemed to increase significantly because of his determination to work hard in his career.


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