Bill Nye is an American writer and science educator who is also known as the ‘Bill Bye the Science Guy’. Currently, he features on the ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’, which started airing this year only. Just enter the science debates on your Google or YouTube search and you will see Bill Nye work everywhere. Keep reading to know more about Bill Nye’s net worth in 2018.
Bill Nye Early Life
Bill Nye was born as William Sanford Nye in 1955 on 27th November to Edwin D. “Ned” Nye and Jacqueline Jenkins-Nye. He has two siblings named Edward Darby Nye Jr. and Susan Nye. Bill Nye completed his schooling at Sidwell Friends School. Later he went to Cornell University where he completed his mechanical engineering.
Bill Nye married his wife Blair Tindall in 2006, but the couple couldn’t live together so they divorced each other in the same year. The couple had a very public divorce; Bill even sued his ex for entering his property without permission and also for not paying her attorney fees. Bill Nye is also an amazing swing dancer.
Bill Nye is active on all social media platforms, where you can follow him, and tag him with all your queries and confusions relating to science. He has over 2.5 million followers on his Instagram account, which is pretty amazing for an old aged teacher like him.
Bill Nye Career, Awards & Achievement
Bill Nye started his career working at Boeing Corporation as an engineer which was located near Seattle. During this period he helped in transforming the Boeing 747 airplanes by developing a hydraulic suppressor tube. He aspired to become a NASA astronaut but was rejected.
In 1978, he won a ‘Steve Martin Look-Alike competition’ which motivated him to become a standup comedian. In 1993, he collaborated with KCTS-TV for broadcasting ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’.
In 2013, he also participated in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ 17th Season but was eliminated after three episodes only. Bill Nye has also written books like ‘Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World’, and ‘Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation’. Bill Nye is also an environmental change activist who often blames humankind, for messing up with the science of mother earth.
He has also appeared in TV shows like ‘Inside Amy Schumer’, ‘The Neighbors’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Drunken Peasants’, ‘Numb3rs’, ‘The Eye of Nye’, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’, ‘Quick Reviews with Maverick’, and ‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’.
Awards & Achievements
Bill Nye has won awards like ‘Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Series’, ‘Shorty Award for Best in Science’, ‘Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Children Series’, ‘Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series’’, ‘Washington Award’, and ‘Shorty Award for STEM’.
In 2013, Bill Nye was awarded by Lehigh University with a pedagogy doctor degree. In 2015, Simon Fraser University honored Bill Nye with a doctorate in Science.
Net Worth of Bill Nye
Bill Nye has an estimated net worth of more than $6.5 million. He has made most of his income through his science show. He also makes millions through his stand-up acts, endorsement deals, acting and hosting endeavors. He also makes millions through his science communication sessions with his fans.
Bill Nye is one of the most popular science communicator and educator in America. He is responsible for motivating and inspiring kids to become a little more interested in this mysterious subject of endless possibilities. He is exceptionally popular amongst kids who love him and his talks about science. Bill Nye has the superpower to make education sound entertaining for everyone.