Richard Dawkins is a noted British biologist and academician. He has authored several books on evolutionary biology and one book on atheism. He has appeared on various TV shows presenting his views on evolution and creationism. He has worked previously as a professor in Oxford University and currently is a member of its governing body.
Here is a quick summary of Richard Dawkins’ net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Richard Dawkins Early Life
Richard Dawkins was born on 26th March 1941 in Nairobi, Kenya. His mother is Jean Mary Vyvyan. His father, John Dawkins was a civil servant on his Majesty’s colonial service. Richard has a younger sister too.
Richard Dawkins went to Oundle School in Northamptonshire, England. He graduated in Zoology from the Balliol College, Oxford. Later on he completed his Masters as well as Doctorate from the same college.
Richard worked at different positions in the Oxford University. He wrote 14 books on evolutionary biology and appeared in an equal number of documentaries on BBC.
Dawkins married Marian Stamp in 1967, who was an ethologist like him. They separated in 1984. The same year he married Eve Barham with whom he had a daughter. They later got divorced.
Dawkins married a third time to actress Lalla Ward in 1992. The two separated in 2016.
Currently, Richard Dawkins resides in Oxford, England and devotes his time to writing and managing his non-profit organization RDFRS (Richards Dawkins Foundation of Reason and Science).
Richard Dawkins Career, Awards & Achievements
Richard Dawkins started his career as an assistant professor at the University of California. After working there for a couple of years, he returned to Oxford and became a lecturer there.
During his tenure in Oxford he held various positions like reader, professor and a fellow.
He has also edited several science journals and was in the judges’ panel for various science and TV awards.
Richard Dawkin’s first book the Selfish Gene shot him to prominence and became an instant bestseller with nearly a million copies of the book sold till date. He went on to write 13 more books with the latest published in 2017.
His books mainly delved on various evolution theories and featured his revolutionary views on science and religion.
Richard Dawkins has also appeared on various BBC documentaries.
Dawkins along with scientists like Stephen Hawking and Paul Nurse appeared in the TV series Genius of Britain broadcasted by Channel 4.
Awards & Achievements
Throughout his lifetime Richard Dawkins has been honored with various awards and accolades.
The prominent awards include Royal Science of literature award, LA Times Literary prize and Zoological society of London’s Silver Medal.
He has also been awarded doctorates of science by various universities and was elected the Fellow of Royal Society and Fellow of Royal Society of Literature.
Richard Dawkins has also been named as the world’s top thinker and one of the top British intellectuals by the Prospect magazine.
Net Worth of Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins has earned a net worth of $10 million in his career as the professor of the Oxford University and author of various non-fiction books. Dawkins has also earned through his various TV documentaries and guest appearances in TV shows.
His major earnings have been through the sale of his 14 books some of which sold over a million copies worldwide and were translated in scores of languages. He has also released audio version of his books.
Richard Dawkins, an intellectual and science aficionado has made it a purpose of his life to popularize scientific theories and to remove misconceptions and superstitions from the minds of people. His greatest contribution to mankind has been his evolutionary theories that force people to rethink their religious philosophies.