Neil Degrasse Tyson
Neil Degrasse Tyson
Celebrated Name: Neil Degrasse Tyson
Real Name/Full Name: Neil Degrasse Tyson
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 5 October 1958
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87 m
Weight: 105 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Alice Young (m. 1988)
Children: Yes (Travis Tyson, Miranda Tyson)
Profession: Author, science communicator, and Astrophysicist
Net Worth in 2024: $6 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

American author, science communicator, and Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of Hayden Planetarium, at Rose Center for Earth and Space.

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Early Life

Born on 5th October in the year 1958 in the borough of Manhattan, he was second out of the three children his parents had. His family lived in the Bronx; his mother had a Puerto Rican descent and was a gerontologist. His father Cyril deGrasse Tyson was an acclaimed sociologist.

He did his entire schooling from the Bronx and then studied at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, and subsequently joined the famed Bronx High School for Science. Here he became the captain of the wrestling team along with being the editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal.

His interest in astronomy developed when he first visited the sky theatre in the Hayden Planetarium. He attended the astronomy classes provided by the planetarium during his high school. He started lecturing on the subject by the time he was 15.

He went to Harvard to study physics and was also active in wrestling and dancing. He completed his MA in the field of astronomy in the year 1983 from the University of Texas. He also did a doctorate degree in astrophysics from Columbia University in 1991.

Personal Life

Tyson is legally wedded to Alice Young, and they live in Lower Manhattan. The two met in a physics lecture at University of Texas, and then got married in the year 1988. They also have two lovely children together, daughter Miranda and son Travis.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 5 October 1958, Neil Degrasse Tyson is 65 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 1.87 m tall, and weight is 105 kg.


He became a part of the Hayden Planetarium in the year 1994 when he joined there in the capacity of a staff scientist. The next year he was promoted to being the director of the planetarium in an acting capacity and oversaw the $210 Million reconstruction project of the site. Leading to its completion in 2000.

He has authored multiple books on astronomy, in the year 1995, he began writing the ‘Universe’ column for the magazine ‘Natural History’. He was appointed to highly respected Commission on the Future for the United States Aerospace Industry in the year 2001 by the then-President George W. Bush.

The columns that wrote for the ‘Universe’ from the year 1995 – 2001 were also published in his book ‘Death by the Black Hole’ (2007), ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry’ (2017). He was also writing a monthly column in the magazine ‘Star Date’ where he answered queries regarding the universe using the pen name ‘Merlin’. Content from these columns was taken and published in his book ‘Merlin’s tour of the Universe’ and ‘Just Visiting This Planet’.

He also hosted the T.V show ‘NOVA ScienceNow’, the podcast ‘StarTalk’, ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’.

Awards & Achievements

He was honoured with the “NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal” in the year 2004 for serving on the Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He was also awarded the ‘Public Welfare Medal’ in the year 2015 by U.S National Academy of Sciences for creating more interest and awareness about the wonders of science.

Net Worth & Salary of Neil Degrasse Tyson in 2024

Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth 2019Tyson for the most part of his life was into academics and teaching, he does not live a very lavish life and does not have a massive net worth, but has certainly gained a series of prestigious titles as well as the respect of the people. As of February 2024, his net worth is $6 Million.

Tyson is one of those lucky people who could figure out their calling at a young age and then dedicated himself to it. He became a renowned lecturer and professor who has authored several wonderful books on the matter for people of all age groups and varied knowledge levels.


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