How Much Is The Net Worth Of Neil deGrasse Tyson?

All round celebrity credited by some as bringing “the swag back in science”, Neil deGrasse Tyson has a net worth of $5 million as of July 2022. He is one of the most intellectually gifted celebrities in the world. In fact, he became famous after hosting a popular science show.

The astrophysicist is known for his various shows like Nova ScienceNow, NOVA, The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey among others. He also earns from his book sales and lectures that he occasionally gives students at various universities.

He also became the director of the Hayden Planetarium and acted as overseer of its $210 million reconstruction.

His Salary For Movies And TV Shows: Income Sources And Earnings

Tyson is worth $5 million as of July 2022. He gathered this net worthy from his TV shows as well as his career as a professor.

The bulk of his net worth however is due to his work on various TV shows. The charismatic TV host and personality is one of the best known names for fans of science.

The Stephen Hawking’s Science Award winner earns around $320,000 on a yearly basis as per data from Celebworth. The figure converts to around $26,600 per month.

He is an author too and his book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” can be bought from Amazon for $13.26 (hardcover) and the Kindle version can be bought for $9.99. The book has sold more than a million copies as of March 2019. In fact he is the author of 15 books.

Apart from this the average TV show host earns around $61k per year. They can earn anywhere from $35k to $210k. He also makes paid appearances for which the tickets have a starting cost of $50.

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Here are the list of his notable events and his earning over the period of time.


  1. Notable Events: Joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist.


  1. Notable Events: He was appointed the director of the Planetarium.


  1. Notable Events: Oversaw the reconstruction of the Hayden Planetarium which cost around $210 million. He was also appointed the director of the Planetarium


  1. Notable Events: Got an honorary doctorate from York College.


  1. Notable Events: He started hosting the TV series Nova ScienceNow.


  1. Notable Events: He appeared on the 6 part documentary The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries.


  1. Notable Events: Tyson started hosting StarTalk which is still airing on the radio.

Net Worth 2018: $2 million

  1. Notable Events: He made a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory

Net Worth 2019: $5 million

Tyson is a well-known TV personality and his net worth is gradually increasing. With a bestselling book and various globally beloved shows under his belt, Tyson’s net worth is gradually increasing per year.

Book Deals & Earning As An Astrophysicist

The average author earns around $55,420 per year as per data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US. Likewise, the average astrophysicist earns around $114,870 annually. Likewise, cosmology jobs pay an average salary of around $69,967.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
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The DVD set for his show “StarTalk With Neil DeGrasse Tyson” is also on sale for $34.95 on National Geographic’s website.

The book deals and media attention, as well as endorsements and advertisements, earned him around $3 million per year.

An educated man like Tyson must have insurance but there is no information about the exact policies and premium rate of his insurance.

His net worth can be compared to fellow science nerds Bill Nye, and Lucinda Southworth.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Lifestyle, Expenses, Properties: House, Cars, Charity, Assets

The COSMOS star lives the rich life and drives around in expensive cars. He was spotted in Manhattan driving around in an Audi and interestingly has “universe” written on his number plate. The 2007 Audi A8L costs around $68,900 to buy brand new.

As of March 2019, he resides in East Hampton, New York where the median cost of a house is around $1,481,400.

Sexual misconduct allegations can be really costly especially for globally recognized public figures like Harvey Weinstein, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bertt Favre The COSMOS star was accused of sexual harassment by 4 different women. The producers of Cosmos also investigated into the matter.

They provided Space with the following statement,

“The credo at the heart of Cosmos is to follow the evidence wherever it leads. The producers of Cosmos can do no less in this situation. We are committed to a thorough investigation of this matter and to act accordingly as soon as it is concluded.”

The $3 million which he earns from endorsements and advertisements was put in jeopardy following the allegations.

Regarding his charity work, he supports the charity named Doctors Without Borders but the exact figures of his donation are under review.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Personal Details- Wife, Kids, Married

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on October 5, 1958 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S to mother Sunchita Maria Tyson and father the late Cyril deGrasse Tyson. He is American by nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity as his father is African American and mother is of Puerto Rican Descent.

Marriage And Children

As of March 2019, Tyson is married to Alice Young. He met young in a physics class when he was studying at the University of Texas.

The couple got married in 1998 and the marriage blessed them with two children named Miranda and Travis.

Age And Height

He stands tall at the height of 6 feet 2 inches or 187cm. He is at the age of 63 as of 2022.