Michio Kaku is a famous Japanese American theoretical physicist. He is also a futurist, who has written numerous book on physics and topics related to it. Michio has also appeared in numerous television specials. Here is a quick summary of Michio Kaku’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Michio Kaku was born on January 24, 1947, in San Jose, California. His father was born in California and did his education from the United States as well as Japan. Michio’s father was a gardener and trucker, while his mother worked as a maid. Both of his parents were interned at the start of the war.
Michio grew up in a very poor family and both his parents never had a university education. He attended the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto. Right from the childhood, he was interested in science. At the National Science fair in New Mexico, physicist Edward Teller recognized his talent and awarded him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship.
Michio Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. He then attended Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California in Berkeley and go his Ph. D. The same year he also held his lectureship at the Princeton University. Michio was also drafted into the United States Military service for the Vietnam War and was trained to be an infantryman, but the war got over before he was deployed.
Once, Michio Kaku wanted to try figure skating, but the task was too difficult for him and he ended up falling again and again. But those repeated falls had a silver lining, as it was at the Rockefeller Centre ice rink, Michio met his future wife, Shizue Kaku. The couple dated for a period of time and got married. Together they have two daughters.
It was the death of Albert Einstein, which made Michio pursue science. Michio Kaku was in the research team at the Physics department at the University of New York, where he worked on Quantum Mechanics. He was involved in exposing the story of the leak of radiation from an accident at Simi Valley. Michio has expertise in numerous fields and has published more than seventy publications.
Over the years, Michio Kaku wrote several books. All his books have gained the attention of numerous scholars and the genius minds, who are part of the theoretical physics world. His books also provide the futuristic visions and a possibility of the multiverses.
Michio Kaku is also one of the founders of the ‘String Theory’ and continues to work on Einstein’s earlier findings. Michio is widely known as the ‘Popularizer of Science’. Apart from publishing books, he is also been involved in various other forms of media promoting science. Michio has appeared in the History Channel’s ‘The Universe’ and BBC’s ‘Time’ and ‘Vision of the Future’. He also can be heard on the radio in the USA on weekly basis. Michio has also been part of various documentaries and can be seen spreading science on YouTube Channels.
Michio Kaku is one of the scientists profiled in a feature film ‘Me & Isaac Newton’.
Awards & Achievements
Michio Kaku is a genius theoretical physicist who has been honored with quite a few awards for his contribution to the science. His biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Kolpsteg Memorial Award.
Net Worth of Michio Kaku
The estimated net worth of Michio Kaku is approximately $5 million. Most of his net worth is the result of his contribution to spreading science through different media.
Born is a poor family, Michio Kaku never gave up on his dream of becoming a scientist. He worked hard and rose to the success he is enjoying today. No doubt, he one of the brilliant physicist whose only goal is to unify the theory of everything. He is truly an inspiration to all the young people, who one day wants to pursue science.