Famous British adventurer, writer, television personality and producer, Bear Grylls is well-known for appearing on television series, ‘Man vs. Wild’ (until 2011) for Discovery Channel. He is renowned for his books for children and adults. He is an influential public speaker. Continue reading to find the net worth of Bear Grylls as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Bear Grylls was born as Edward Michael Bear Grylls on 7th June 1974 in Isles of Wight, the United Kingdom. His father, Sir Michael Grylls, was a politician in the British Conservative party and his mother was Sarah Grylls. His elder sister, Lara Fawcett called him ‘Bear.’
Bear studied at Eaton House, Ludgrove School and Eton College. Bear Grylls holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of London. Bear’s father taught him to sail and climb during his childhood. He got second ‘black belt’ in Shotokan Karate in school days. While attending College, Bear established Eton’s first mountaineering club.
After completing his studies, Bear Grylls thought of joining the Indian Army. He joined the Territorial Army and served as a reserve for Special Air Service (SAS) for three years till 1997. As Lieutenant Commander and Colonel of Royal Naval Reserve, Bear had learned skills to survive in the wild.
Bear Grylls met with a parachute accident and broke three of his vertebrae. After 18 months, Bear successfully climbed Mount Everest on 16th May 1998. Since he was 24 years old, Bear became the youngest climber of Mount Everest. His interests in outdoor activities made him the youngest Chief Scout at age 35.
In 2000, Bear Grylls and Shara got married. They have three children namely Huckleberry Edward, Jesse and Marmaduke Mickey.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Bear’s first published book, ‘The kid who climbed Mount Everest’ (2001) was based on his climbing Mount Everest. Other books include ‘Born Survivor: Bear Grylls,’ ‘Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventure’ and ‘Facing The Frozen Ocean.’
Bear Grylls was famous for showing how to survive in the wild in his programme, ‘Man Vs. Wild’ (ended in 2011) on Discovery Channel. Later, Bear appeared in several other reality television shows. These include ‘Bear Grylls: Breaking Point’, ‘Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell’, ‘Bear Grylls: Mission Service’, ‘Bear Grylls: Survival School’, ‘Bear Grylls Wild Weekends’, ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’, ‘Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls’, ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’, ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’ and others. Bear Grylls was the main producer of the television series, ‘Bear Grylls: Mission Service’ and ‘The Island with Bear Grylls.’
Bear Grylls won awards for ‘Man vs. Wild’ that depicted how to survive in the wild. Guinness Book of Records has him as ‘youngest climber of Mount Everest’ and ‘longest continuous indoor freefall.’
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Bear Gryll is $25 million. Most of Bear’s wealth came from his popular survival television show ‘Man vs. Wild’ that ended in 2011. Bear showed how to survive in the wild and earned $30,000 for every episode.
As an author of books globally popular, Bear Grylls earned $3,900,000 (2015) from selling 3 million copies of children’s books. He earned $67,280,000 (2015) for his book, ‘Ultimate Pro Knife.’ Other sources of income include ‘UK merchandising arm’ that earned $4,440,000 (2015), his website, beargrylls.com, worth $4,800 (2015). Also, Bear Grylls works as an inspiring public speaker.
Bear Grylls property is worth $2,690,000 without considering the renovation of the Battersea Power Station.
In every episode of ‘Man vs. Wild’ that lasted till 2011, Bear Grylls showed how to survive in the wild. Bear Grylls appears in several realities television series and writes popular books. He is a well-known, influential public speaker.
Bear Grylls is an active member and ambassador of ‘The Prince’s Trust.’