Bjarne Stroustrup
Bjarne Stroustrup
Celebrated Name: Bjarne Stroustrup
Real Name/Full Name: Bjarne Stroustrup
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 30 December 1950
Birth Place: Aarhus, Denmark
Nationality: Danish
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 65 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Marian Stroustrup
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Annemarie Stroustrup, Nicholas Stroustrup)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N.A.
Is Bjarne Stroustrup Gay?: No
Profession: Engineer, Programmer, Professor, Author, Computer Scientist
Salary: N.A.
Net Worth in 2024: $20 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

The brilliant and visionary Bjarne Stroustrup not only is the designer and original implementer of the computer programming language C++ but also is a very reputed author of various books like “The C++ Programming Language(Fourth Edition),” “A Tour of C++(Second Edition),” “Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++(Second Edition)” and many other famous and beautiful publications, which gives us an idea of the depth of his knowledge.

Today, by making sophisticated abstraction techniques affordable and manageable for the various mainstream projects, C++ has become one of the most widely used programming languages ever.

Maybe you know about Bjarne Stroustrup 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 Bjarne Stroustrup’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

Bjarne Stroustrup was born in Aarhus, Denmark. He had an impoverished and working-class family and was sent to some small local schools, to feed his hunger for education even from that young age.

During 1969 to 1975, he attended the Aarhus University to complete his graduation with a master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, despite having his actual interests focussed deep inside microprogramming and machine architecture. During his days at Aarhus University, he got to learn the essential fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming(OOP), from Kristen Nygaard, who frequently used to visit the place, the great man who invented OOP.

Then later on in 1979, Bjarne Stroustrup even completed his PhD in Computer Science, from the reputed University of Cambridge, England, under the supervision and guidance of David Wheeler. His thesis mainly concerned the various types of communication possible in distributed computer systems.

Personal Life

Great human beings who spend their entire lives working and inventing things which are going to make the world a better place for the future generations to live in are very rarely found to be in the spotlight or front of cameras, giving interviews. The same is true even for Bjarne Stroustrup, who is not much interested in popularity or fame and loves to keep his private life to himself. Though it’s known that he has been married with the love of his life Marian Stroustrup, and has two kids- namely Annemarie Stroustrup and Nicholas Stroustrup.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 December 1950, Bjarne Stroustrup is 73 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 65 kg.


The greatest any person can dream of achieving from his career is being remembered and admired for all the work he did, and Bjarne Stroustrup is known to the ‘Father of C++’, which should unarguably be considered the zenith of any anyone’s success.

Back in 1979, Stroustrup began with his career in the Computer Science Research Center of Bell Labs in Murray Hill, as a member of technical staff. It’s over there, where he began with his study and works on C++ and various programming techniques. Having identified his genius and sheer brilliance, Bjarne Stroustrup was made the head of AT&T Bell Labs’ Large Scale Programming Research Department, right from when it was created until late 2002. Bjarne Stroustrup was way more worthy than just being the head, and it also got pretty clear when he was made a fellow of Bell Labs in 1993 and a fellow of AT&T in 1996.

Awards & Achievements

Way back in 2005, Bjarne Stroustrup was the first computer scientist ever to receive The William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement from a scientific research society- Sigma Xi.

Then in 2010, he received Aarhus’s University’s oldest and most prestigious honor- Rigmor og Carl Holst-Knudsens Videnskapspris, which is given for contributions made in the field of science by a person who was associated with the University.

Then in the subsequent years, he was honored with various other awards, like The Faraday Medal in 2017 and The Charles Stark Draper Prize and The Computer Pioneer Award in 2018.

Net Worth & Salary of Bjarne Stroustrup in 2024

Bjarne Stroustrup Net Worth
Bjarne Stroustrup Net Worth

When we are talking about a man, bearing as much greatness and foresight as Bjarne Stroustrup, his credibility can’t just be measured in terms of money. Because of being an extremely dedicated person towards his research works and putting a blind-eye towards media, it’s known that his net worth is $20 million as of April 2024. But sometimes, having considered some great personality like Bjarne Stroustrup, his net worth would be equal to millions of people’s admiration and respect, which he earned through his life’s work.

People or rather great people like Bjarne Stroustrup come once in a while and paint and change the world as he likes. Today when millions of students across the globe and learning and understanding the concepts of C++, Stroustrup is busy making and inventing something else, which the world needs, but might realize a few years later. That’s the legacy, and that’s the aura which such people leave behind, and leaves the world admiring and mesmerized.


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