With his works as an author, communicator of science and astrophysicist, Neil DE Grasse is the director of Hyden Planetarium. This he does at Rose Centre, research for earth and space. Below is a summary of the career, net worth and earnings of Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Neil was born in 1958, October. He was born in the borough of Manhattan.in a family with three children, he was the second. Together with his family, they lived in the Bronx where they were raised and brought up. His mother was part Puerto Rican, and her work was a gerontologist while his father, Cyril Tyson was a recognized sociologist.
His school life was also entirely in the Bronx where after going to Riverdale Academy he joined Bronx high school to study science. His main activities in school were being the captain of the wrestling club and also the editor of physical science journal. He developed an interest in astronomy when first got the opportunity to visit sky theatre in Hayden planetarium. He also started attending the classes provided by the school in that area and was lecturing on the same at the age of 15.
Neil enrolled at Harvard to pursue physics. He graduated with a masters in astronomy in 1983 from Texas University. He also has a doctorate in astronomy at Columbia University.
He has a wife, Alice Young with whom they have been blessed with two children, Miranda and Travis. They met in a class lecture in Texas and got married in 1988. Currently, they are residing in Manhattan.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
He first started by becoming part of the Hayden planetarium team in 1994 with the position of staff scientist. One year later he was promoted to become the director in an acting capacity where his duty was to oversee the construction of a project valued at $210 million. He oversaw its completion in 2000.
He is a writer of astronomy with several books to his name .he has been writing for the ‘natural history’ magazine in the column ‘universe’ since 1995.he was then appointed to Commission on the Future for USA space in 2001 by the then president.
The columns that he wrote for the magazine were then written and published in his personal book s ‘Death by Black Hole’ and ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry’ in 2007 and 2017 respectively.
Besides working in the planetarium and also authoring books, he has been a host of several TV shows like Star Talk, Cosmos and Nova Science Now.
Neil has been honored and also awarded several accolades in several years. He has won Public Welfare Medal and also been honored with “NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal” in 2004 for being part of the commission ‘serving on the moon. He has achieved a lot and also contributed massively because he started his career as just an area of interest in making it even bigger success.
Net Worth & Earnings
Neil spent most of his life in academics and research. He has taught many institutions in his field of expertise. Since the start he has accumulated a net worth of $3 million, he lives a humble life, and although his value is not huge, he has won the respect of the people as well as winning prestigious titles. He has realized this wealth through book sales, salaries from the planetarium and hosting of several shows.
Neil knew what he wanted to do with his life when he was still young. He has chased this dream and realized it quite spectacularly; he is a renowned professor and lecturer at major universities where he teaches. His books also serve as an inspiration to many who want to venture into the field of astronomy.