Jamie Hyneman, an American special effects expert, who is known for co-hosting the television series MythBusters alongside Adam Savage. He is also the owner of MG Industries. It is astonishing to know that he is one of the designers of the aerial robotic camera system Wavecam which is being primarily used in sports and entertainment events. Keep reading to know more about Jamie Hyneman’s net worth in 2018.
He was born on 25th Sep 1956 in Marshall, Michigan, U.S. Hyneman was a troublemaking kid when he was in his early adult age where he left the house when he was 14 and was roaming all over the country. Hyneman went to Indiana University and obtained a degree in Russian Linguistics.
He has also received the Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from Villanova University. For his role in the popularization of science and technology made him receive the award Honorary Doctorate from the University of Twente.
Hyneman almost tasted all the works including machinist, being a dive master, being a boat captain, wilderness survival expert, linguist, animal wrangler, concrete inspector, chef and a pet store owner. However these jobs were taken by Hyneman once he ran out of his house, he excelled himself in special effects works which made him come up with MythBusters. He first broke out into the effects industry in the mid-80s.
He has also been animatronics technician for films such as Naked Lunch, Flubber and Matrix Trilogy. He owns his special effects company which is located in San Francisco, M5 Industries. Hyneman attended the annual skeptics’ conference called The Amazing Meeting in 2006. He has also appeared as a Cameo along with Savage on CSI: CrimeScene Investigation on the May 1, 2008, episode “The Theory of Everything.”
He was a contributor and editor at Tested.com in 2016, where his partners there were Adam Savage and Norman Chan.
Awards and Achievements
Hyneman delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctorate of Engineering, from Villanova University. Hyneman was known as Dr. H.C. Jamie Hyneman from November 25, 2011, after he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Twente on its 50th anniversary. He was awarded his honorary doctorate together with Adam Savage for their work in popularizing science.
Net worth of Jamie Hyneman
The estimated net worth of Jamie Hyneman is $10 million. He started earning in peanuts since his departure from his house at the age of 14. He did not mind to perform any job whatever knocked him. The majority of his earning were accumulated after he excelled himself in effects technology and entered into effects industry. He also designed the aerial robotic camera system, Wavecam, which is used immensely in sports and entertainment events.
Hyneman is known for wearing a dark beret, white long-sleeved, button-up shirt, rimless glasses and, occasionally, mirrored sunglasses with side anti-glare guards. He is such an enthusiastic and creative person with an excellent personality. One of his notable achievements in commercial advertising is the can splitting vending machine in the 7-Up commercials which gained him an excellent fame in the advertising industry.