Kari Byron is a popular American TV host, and her prominent roles were in Discovery’s MythBusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project. She is also into art and sculpture works. That is why she started from TV career quite late as she was occupied in the artwork. Following the success of MythBusters, she devotes less time in art and sculpture. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Kari Byron in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Kari Byron was born on 18th December in 1984 in Santa Clara County, California, United States. She completed her graduation from Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California. She got the Bachelor’s degree in film and sculpture in 1998. In the later years, she was involved in various art projects and mainly spent her days in South Asia. Her husband is Paul Urich who is an artist, and the couple has a daughter whose name is Stella Ruby.
Kari Byron got married to the artist Paul Urich. They met in an exhibition and dated for a couple of years before marrying in March 2006. They have a daughter named Stella. Kari Byron is an atheist and skeptic. She has a scientific mind, and though she was a vegetarian, she started to eat fish later in her life. She is also a germaphobe and pescetarian.
Career, Award & Nominations
On MythBusters, Byron was the cast member, and she continued from season 1 to season 12. Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara were the other cast members. Their own segment was hosted by the cast members. They got a prominent role in the second season. She was on maternity leave during the second half of the season in 2009. She was replaced by Jessi Combs in the show temporarily at that time. From 2010 to 2011 Byron hosted her show, Head Rush. This show was about teens and science education.
In an episode of Sons of Guns in Discovery channel, she appeared with Belleci in 2012. The coverage of Pumpkin Chunkin was hosted by Belleci and Byron on Science Channel in the duration from 2011 to 2014. In 2015 she hosted Thrill Factor with Belleci. It was a new show on the travel channel. White Rabbit Project was also hosted by Belleci, Byron, and Imahara and this was released by Netflix Production in 2016. The main goal of this show was to deal with the unusual and interesting factors of the Pop culture and its history.
Besides her career in television, she has also devoted herself to sculpting. Her preferred sculpting materials are metals, woods, polymer clay, and acrylic gouache. She has shown some of her artworks on her website, and her public debut to photography was Stray Doll in 2004. This is available at Anno Domini. She is still involved in making sculptures and enjoys her works. But now she doesn’t display her works in an exhibition.
She doesn’t want the conflict about her in the mind of the visitors who may ask whether she has more interest in art than MythBusters. She has expressed her love for art and science. She likes to create the sculptures to express her inner thought and make some pieces. She enjoys the freedom of artwork as well.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a TV host and artist? Well, she has a net worth of over $2 million. She started late in her TV career and therefore, she could not accumulate higher wealth. Even though she is 43, she is at her prime now for the financial growth.
After the success of MythBusters, Kari has bagged many host roles of TV series and Netflix series. She is currently part of Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, and she has become a draw among infotainment channels.