Rebecca Skloot
Rebecca Skloot
Celebrated Name: Rebecca Skloot
Real Name/Full Name: Rebecca Lee Skloot
Gender: Female
Age: 51 years old
Birth Date: 19 September 1972
Birth Place: Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75m
Weight: 58 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Rebecca Skloot Lesbian? No
Profession: Science Writer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Rebecca L. Skloot is the author of the book, ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ which made it to the list of New York Times bestsellers and banged the #1 spot eventually. She is an American science writer and specializes in the field of science and medicine. In the year 2017, George C. Wolfe made a movie based on this book, which starred Rose Byrne and Oprah Winfrey.

Maybe you know about Rebecca Skloot very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Rebecca Skloot’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 born in Springfield, Illinois, Rebecca is the daughter of the poet, novelist, and essayist Floyd Skloot and Betsy McCarthy, a professional knitter and pattern book author. She completed her secondary education in Metropolitan Learning Centre in Portland, Oregon, and studied to become a Veterinary Technician in Portland Community College. She received a BS in biological sciences and an MFA in creative non-fiction from Colorado State University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively.

Personal Life

Although not much is known about her personal life, in her book, she has merely mentioned the fact that in the duration of writing this book, which took ten years of research and immense hardwork to complete, she got married and divorced. Rebecca currently lives in Oakland, California, America, with her pets Clarence (dog) and Phineas (cat).

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 September 1972, Rebecca Skloot is 51 years old as of today’s date 23rd June 2024. Her height is 1.72m tall, and her weight is 58 kg.


She once taught creative writing and science journalism in four distinct universities- University of California Berkeley, University of Pittsburgh, University of Memphis, and New York University.

Being a publisher of over 200 stories and essays for important papers and magazines, she has also worked in NPR’s Radiolab as a correspondent and also as a contributing editor at Popular Science.

Her book, The Immortal of Henrietta Lacks, is the #1 in the New York Times bestselling list. Her book was considered to be one of the most highly regarded works in her field, and it was followed by the fortune of being selected as the best book of 2010 by more than 60 publications, including the title of New York Times notable book. George C Wolfe even made a movie based on this book that starred Rose Byrne and Oprah Winfrey.

Currently, she is working on her second book, which will explore the ethics and science of human-animal relationships, which will be published by the Crown Publishing Group.

Awards & Achievements

This American science writer has been awarded many notable recognitions, which include Best American Food Writing, Best Personal Essay of the Year, Best American Essays, The Best American Travel Writing all in the year 2005.

Being chosen as the best book of 2010 by numerous outlets, ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, received widespread recognition and was a critically acclaimed masterpiece. Her name was also included in the list of One of Five Surprising Leaders of 2010.

She also won the Ambassador Book Award (Biography), National Academics of Science Communication – Best Book, and Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Audiobook for her debut book in the following year.

Net Worth & Salary of Rebecca Skloot in 2024

Rebecca Skloot Net Worth
Rebecca Skloot Net Worth

Although the annual salary of Rebecca Skloot is undisclosed, her net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million as of June 2024. Being a science writer, her primary source of income is as a Non-Fiction Author. Skloot is an honorary member of some recognized and respected bodies in the field of literature like the American Society of Journalists and Authors, National Association of Science Writer. She founded The Henrietta Lacks Foundation and is the president of the same, and she is also the former Vice President of the National Book Critics Circle.

Rebecca Skloot is an American science writer who rose to fame as she published her book, ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack,’ which was a New York Times bestseller and stayed in the list for six consecutive years. Her book was also made into a movie by G. C. Wolfe in 2017, and it got nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards.


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