Andy Weir
Andy Weir
Real Name/Full Name Andrew Taylor Weir
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Andy Weir
Birth Place: Davis, California, U.S.
Date of Birth/Birthday: 16 June 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 180 lbs
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –
Mother – Janet Tuer
Siblings: N/A
School: Rancho Junior High School
Milpitas High School
College: University of California, San Diego
Religion: Agnostic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign:  Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Keri Kukral
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Novelist, programmer
Net Worth: $55 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Andy Weir, whose full name is Andrew Taylor Weir, is an American novelist and software engineer. He became popular after the release of his debut novel “The Martian”.

The science fiction novel became a worldwide sensation, selling more than one million copies in just a few months. It also served as an inspiration to the film adaption of the same name, which was directed by. Ridley Scott and starred Matt Damon.

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Biography and Early Life

Andy Weir was born in California and raised there too. Born to an accelerator physicist father and an electrical-engineer mother who divorced when he was eight, Weir is an only child. Weir grew up reading classic science fiction such as the works of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov.

He began working as a computer programmer for Sandia National Laboratories at the age of 15. He worked as a programmer for several software companies, including Palm, MobileIron, AOL and Blizzard, where he worked on Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Andy Weir in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Andy Weir’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024 having been born on 16 June 1972. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 176cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 180lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.


After he graduated from Rancho Junior High School, Weir studied computer science at the University of California, San Diego, although he did not graduate. He was too focused on programming and writing science fiction.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Weir has stated for the public record that he is an agnostic, which should not be surprising as he comes from a family of science background.

Is Andy Weir Gay?

Andy Weir is not gay. He is straight and married. He has shared marital vows with Keri Kukral.

Professional Career

Andy Weir was already rich in his early thirties, thanks to his spectacular work for multimillion-dollar software companies. Simultaneously with his work as a software engineer and programmer, he began writing science fiction. He published most of his work on his website and even wrote a webcomic “Case and Andy”, which highlighted the several fictionalized mad scientist versions of himself.

By the late 2000s, he earned more than $5,000 for his main work and additional income. He spent most of his time working as a programmer for many well-established software companies such as Blizzard, MobileIron, and Palm. During his time in Blizzard, he also created the video game “Warcraft II: The Tides of Darkness”.

In 2008, the author began working for the fantasy webcomic – “Cheshire Crossing”. For the webcomic, he bridged the likes of “Alice In Wonderland”, “Mary Poppins”, “Peter Pan”, and “The Wizard of Oz”. In August 2009, Andy released his first short story – “The Egg”. In 2011, he earned millions of dollars after releasing his eminent novel “The Martian”.

The science fiction book quickly became a New York Times best-seller that sold millions of copies in just a few months. His net worth was approximately $10 million, which by now has exceeded $50 million. The Martian was later adapted into a movie as well, and it was a blockbuster hit.

In 2015 Weir announced he was working on his second novel, provisionally titled Zhek, which he described as ” a more traditional sci-fi novel with aliens, telepathy, faster-than-light travel, etc.”


Weir received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016. He also won the Goodreads Choice award for best science fiction.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Andy Weir in 2024

Andy Weir Net Worth
Andy Weir Net Worth

As of 2024, Andy Weir has a net worth of $55 million, which he has earned in his career as a novelist as well as a computer programmer. He has written several best-selling books and novels, including Theft of Pride, Artemis (Random House 2017), Project Hail Mary, Principles of Uncertainty, and many more.

Weir has also published two audiobooks James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal and The Egg and Other Stories. His other works include GURPS Casey and Andy and Der Mars Survival Guide.

Andy Weir spent most of his life working as a computer programmer and engineer. Soon he developed an interest in writing books and became a novelist as well. Right after the release of his debut novel, he became one of the wealthiest authors in the world.


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