Ben Goertzel
Ben Goertzel
Celebrated Name: Ben Goertzel
Real Name/Full Name: Ben Goertzel
Gender: Male
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: December 8, 1966
Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Ruiting Lian (m. 2012), Izabela Lyon Freire (m. 2004–2009), Gwen Yorgey (m. 1987–2002)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Zarathustra Amadeus, Zebulon Ulysses, Scheherazade Okilani Nastya, and QORXI Aixiphanes Lian)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ben Goertzel Gay?: No
Profession: Researcher
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

In the dynamic world of science, Ben Goertzel stands tall as one of the best leading researchers in artificial intelligence. Currently, Ben works as the chief scientist and chairman for the leading AI research and software development company Novamente LLC. He is also the chairman of the OpenCog Foundation. Ben serves as an adviser to the Singularity University. In his early days, Ben worked as the director of research of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.

Maybe you know about Ben Goertzel very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ben Goertzel’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Being at the forefront of cutting edge research in artificial intelligence, Ben had always shown interest in the world of science. It was purely his curiosity and passion for creating extraordinary programs to solve modern-day solutions that drove him to climb up the ladders of success.

Ben Goertzel was born on December 8, 1966, in Rio de Janerio to parents Carol and Ted Goertzel. His father, Ted Goertzel, was a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. After his 10th grade, Ben left school and enrolled in Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Studies.

Personal Life

Ben has kept the details of his personal life discrete over the period. He was married to Gwen Yorgey from 1987 to 2002. Later in 2004, he got married to Izabela Lyon Freire. But the couple later got divorced in 2009. Ben got married to Ruiting Lian in 2012. He has four children named Zarathustra Amadeus, Zebulon Ulysses, Scheherazade Okilani Nastya, and QORXI Aixiphanes Lian. Ben has been a loving father and a caring husband. He proved to excel both in his professional life and in being a family man.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 8, 1966, Ben Goertzel is 57 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


Ben gave a speech at Google Tech in May 2007, explaining his approach towards the idea of implementing artificial intelligence to do day to day tasks. According to Goertzel, information can be defined as the ability to recognize patterns, and to apply it would mean achieving complex goals in complex environments. A “baby-like” program is developed and trained under simulated environments such as Second Life, which results in developing more intelligence and computational capabilities.

In the neural networks, the nodes carry probabilistic truth values, which can also be called “attention values” with weights resembling the system. Numerous algorithms are in play to operate an artificial program. The nuclear program is a combination of a probabilistic inference engine and a customized form of evolutionary programming.

Ben made appearances in the documentary titled Singularity in 2012 by the independent filmmaker Doug Wolens. Doug was able to put forward Ben’s vision and the process of AI thinking in a more generalized fashion. In 2018, he appeared on the podcast named The Joe Rogan Experience. In 2019, he appeared on the Epicenter podcast, the Teamz Blockchain Summit, held in Tokyo on April 6 and conducted a lecture at the Budapest Brain Bar.

Awards & Achievements

Although Ben doesn’t have many awards and titles to his name, his work in the field of artificial intelligence remains unparalleled. The way he is dedicated to the cause of bringing changes to today’s technology makes him an inspiration for all who are venturing into the world of science.

Net Worth & Salary of Ben Goertzel in 2024

Ben Goertzel Net Worth
Ben Goertzel Net Worth

It is now the monetary benefits that work as a driving factor for Ben but his sheer curiosity and love for the world of computation. Ben hasn’t revealed his salary so far and is yet to be estimated. But being a chief scientist at the best research firms, one can say he has created an impressive revenue for himself. As of 2024, the net worth of Ben Goertzel is around $2 million.

Ben serves as a role model of many young men who have the urge to venture out in the world of computational thinking and research. Perhaps the reason we look up to him for inspiration is that he has proved that success purely is an outcome of your efforts and not passed down over from one man to another.



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