Andy Weir is an American novelist, actor and computer programmer for much of his life. His pen name is Jack sharp. weir has a fear of flying and stated himself as agnostic. He gave his views about politics as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. His best novels include The martian and Artemis. To know more about Andy Weir and his net worth in 2018, read the following article.
Andy Weir Early life
Andy weir birth name is Andrew Taylor Weir. He was born on June 16, 1972 to an engineer mother and a physicist father. His parents got divorced when he was 8. Andy weir grew up reading classic science fiction. As a child he was greatly influenced by Isaac Asimov. At 15 he started working as computer programmer at Sandia National Laboratories. Andy weir has joined in UC San Diego to complete computer science but didn’t graduate. He started writing science fiction when he was in his twenties.
Andy Weir Career, Awards & Achievement
In the earlier days of his writings Andy weir started his career by publishing his works on science fiction in his own website. Andy weir wrote a comic which was called as a humour web comic titled “Casey and Andy”. His initial book “Theft of pride” is a failure. He gained great attention with his book titled “The egg”. The book was later converted into various YouTube videos. He wrote a book containing immense research on the planet mars and the history of manned spaceflight named “The Martian” which is his first published novel.
In this novel an American astronaut becomes alone and the story followed by how he is going to survive. Later which was also adapted as a movie. He initially published it as a free series in his website but later on with the request from various people he made it available on Amazon Kindle. Later he sold the rights of the book to Crown Publishing Group. Later weir made his announcement that he is working on his second novel ‘Zhek’ but then he started working on his new book ‘Artemis’ where the people had been hired to develop a science fiction movie. The interesting fact is Andy weir has fear of flying after medication he is able to go through.
Awards & Achievements
Andy weir has been awarded with Goodreads choice award for best science fiction. In 2016 he received John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Audie award for The martian. Most of his life he worked as a computer engineer.
Net worth of Andy Weir
The estimated net worth of Andy weir is more than $50 million. Andy weir has made this fortune by his notable novels. And the best thing about his novels is one of it had been adapted as movie even.
Andy weir made his image in the hearts of people with his unique writing style and his incredible novels. He has been software engineer until the success of “The Martian”. He is also interested in orbital mechanics, relativistic physics, and the history of manned spaceflight.