Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth 2021: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Neil Degrasse is a multi-talented American author, astrophysicist, and science communicator who has a net worth of $5 million. He was born on October 5, 1958, in Manhattan, New York City. He was born to Sunchita and Cyril and both of his parents were in highly respectable jobs that help them earn a great future for their kids. Neil was very interested in astronomy from his childhood and this has paved paths for his future goals. This worth has helped him to live the life of his choice. As of 2021, his annual salary is around $500,000.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth

Full Name:Neil Degrasse Tyson
Net Worth:$5 Million
Country:United States
Born:October 5, 1958
Last Updated:2021

Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2021$5 Million
Net Worth in 2020$4.5 Million
Net Worth in 2019$4 Million
Net Worth in 2018$3.5 Million
Net Worth in 2017$3 Million


Tyson has several things on his list to do while he was progressing in his career. He published his first book “Merlin’s Tour of the Universe” in 1989 which was followed by his further books “Universe Down to Earth” in 1994 and “Just Visiting This Planet” in 1998. He has even published more books after this but his book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” turned out to be one of the best-selling books. More than 1 million copies of this book were sold this book maintained the status of best-sellers for more than a year on the “New York Times” bestseller list.

Due to his keen interest in astronomy, he started working at Hayden Planetarium in 1994 in the position of a staff scientist. By working very passionately in this position he became the director in the year 1996. In 1995, Neil was even served with the opportunity to write a monthly column for the magazine “Natural History”. He had prolifically written for various scientific journals. Neil Degrasse was even chosen by President George W. Bush to serve a significant role on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry.

Tyson had closely worked with the Planetary Society and served the position of president, vice-president, and chairman of the board. As Pluto was excluded from Hayden’s Planetarium Solar System he got into a lot of controversy for the same. He is not only great at astronomy but he even played a vital role in hosting various talk shows. He indulged himself in “Nova ScienceNow” in 2006 that was the first-ever show hosted by him. After that, he didn’t stop and hosted various late-night talk shows on the National Geographic channel and gain a lot of popularity among the viewers.

Personal Life

Talking about his personal life with Neil is very interesting. He married Alice Yong in the year 1988. Their first encounter was through the Physics class that was the same for both. Together the duo had two children Miranda and Travis. Neil Tyson is not only booming in her astronomy-specific career but he is even a wine connoisseur. Due to this, his collections have even been featured in Wine Spectator and The World of Fine Wine. In 2018, he was even accused of sexual misconduct by four women. Neil denied these accusations but his projects were halted till the time investigation was going on.

As soon as he was proved innocent his projects resumed with the same flow all over again. He had won various awards and got various achievements in his life. His mother worked as the gerontologist for the US Department of Health and Welfare and his father worked as a sociologist. He grew up with his brother Stephen and sister Lynn in Tyson Hill and Riverdale. He did his schooling at Bronx Public School and graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1976.

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Net Worth$5 Million
NameNeil Degrasse Tyson
Height(1.8 m)
Weight80 KG (Approx)
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1958
BirthplaceUnited States
SpouseAlice Young

Wealth Dependency

Neil Degrasse is engrossed in various activities that act as a great source of income for him. The major proportion of his income comes from the astronomy with which he is associated at the Hyden Planetarium. He even fetches a good source of income from the books that he publishes and sells in the market.

Above all, he even acts as a host for late-night talk shows at the National Geographic channel that even contributes to his income. Due to all these multiple activities he earns a good amount of money and can achieve success in his life. He believed in what he is doing and now he is shining like anything.


He has lived the dream that he has seen in his childhood. Since childhood, he was pretty sure what he wanted in his life and this helped him to decide a designated path to achieve his dreams. He lives happily with his family and enjoys the work that he is doing. He is the true example of how hard work and dedication towards your goal can take you to achieve strides in life.

As of 2021, Neil Degrasse Tyson’s estimated net worth is around $5 million. Most of his income comes from astronomy associated with the Hyden Planetarium. He has an annual income of $500,000.

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