Ken Ham
Ken Ham
Celebrated Name: Ken Ham
Real Name/Full Name: Kenneth Alfred Ham
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 20 October 1951
Birth Place: Cairns, Queensland,  Australia
Nationality: Australian
Height: 1.77m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Marylin Ham
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Danielle Johnson, Renee Hodge, Kristel Ham, Jeremy Ham)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ken Ham Gay?: No
Profession: Christian Fundamentalist, Young Earth Creationist, Apologetics.
Salary: $100, 000-$1M
Net Worth in 2024: $55 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ken Ham is a renowned Christian Fundamentalist, Young Earth Creationist, and Apologetics. Though he is an Australian, he resides in the United States of America, where he founded Answers in Genesis (AIG).  The church is a creationist apologetics branch that runs the Creation Museum and a creative version of the Ark built in Kentucky known as the Ark Encounter.

Ham is a staunch religious believer of the Book of Genesis creation accounts and stands against any scientific objections. He believes that the earth was formed 6,000 years ago, contrary to scientific versions of the earth being about 4.5 billion years old.

Maybe you know about Ken Ham 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 Ken Ham’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

Kenneth Alfred Ham was born on 20th October 1951 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. He was raised as a Christian all through his childhood and never strayed from its doctrines. His father, named Mervyn, was a high school principal in many schools throughout Queensland. He specialized in being a Christian instructor.

Ham attained his education from the Queensland Institute of Technology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences, having specialized in environmental biology.  The Christian Fundamentalist later graduated with a Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland.

Personal Life

The Christian creationist has found himself in various tax evasion allegations in the state of Kentucky. Ham, who owns the theme park of Creation Museum, has been accused by the people of Kentucky of swindling them their money by his tax evasion stunts. Although he is said to be a Christian, he does not pay “Caesar what belongs to Caesar,” contrary to the religion’s doctrines.  The theme park museum hosts the modern version of the biblical Noah’s Ark known as the Ark Encounter. The museum rakes in millions of dollars as people from all over come for a tour.

Moreover, winning a court battle over an $18 million tax repayment was not enough for Ham. Get this the Genesis creationist sold himself his theme park, which is worth $48 million for only $10. Talk of going through great lengths to avoid taxes. The organization he used to acquire the park is a non-profit body registered to Ham. This move allows him not to be subjected to the new tax, which would allow the city officials to collect 50 cents from the sale of each ticket. The funds collected would have helped fund public schools and hospitals in the area.

Speaking on his love life, Ham is married to Marylin Ham. Together the couple has been blessed with five children. Four of his children are Danielle Johnson, Renee Hodge, Kristel Ham, and Jeremy Ham, the name of the fifth is yet to be known. They also have sixteen grandchildren. Ham has not disclosed much information about his past relationships.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 20 October 1951, Ken Ham is 72 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.77m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.


His career path began shortly after graduating from college, where he got a job as a teacher at a high school in Brisbane. He only taught there for a short period before quitting after being dismayed by how some of his students believed the Bible to be fictional.

He started a business together with his wife, Creation Science Supplies, and Creation Science Educational Media Services. They supplied resourceful teaching materials on creationism to public schools in Queensland at the time. In 1980 Ham worked on a merger together with John Mackay and Carl Wieland. They formed the Creation Science Foundation (CSF).

As their workforce grew, Ham moved to America, working as a creationist speaker under the Institute of Creation Research in 1987. Ham gained popularity mainly with his Genesis creation lectures. Ham teaches that the book of Genesis contains the truth about evolution and the earth’s existence. After serving with the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) for about seven years, Ham left the organization.

Ham collaborated again with Mark Looy and Mike Zovath, to establish Creation Science Ministries. In 1997 the organization rebranded to Answers in Genesis. Ham shortly after relocating to Kentucky, he built a start of the art museum known as the Creation Museum. The park also hosts a recreation of Noah’s Ark called the Ark Encounter.

Awards & Achievements

Ham has achieved a lot throughout his career as a Christian creationist.  He is often hired by various institutions to give talks on the Genesis creation. Ham has managed to build a world-class Genesis themed creation museum and the ark, which attracts tourists from all over.

Net Worth & Salary of Ken Ham in 2024

Ken Ham Net Worth
Ken Ham Net Worth

Ham has garnered most of his wealth from his AIG ministry and the Creation Museum, which consists of the Ark Encounter. The Genesis themed creation park attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists. The museum sits on land worth $48 million. His salary as the AIG CEO has not yet been disclosed to the public.  However, speculations state that Ham could be taking home close to a million annually or even more. As of May 2024, His net worth, on the other hand, is estimated to be $55 million.

Ham has managed to make a name for himself as a Christian Fundamentalist. His creativity in articulating his beliefs has earned him recognition from various institutions. Furthermore, he makes quite a fortune from his Museum and ministry.


  1. If ever I need an example of bias in an article claiming to provide factual information, I will recall that is a glaring example. The pathetic bias of the writer against Ken Ham is clear and unambiguous. “Congratulations” on being a horrible example of dishonest writing.

  2. Becca – You’re a lying despicable hack. Or maybe you really are so stupid TLC believe what you wrote?


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