Catherine Hettinger
Catherine Hettinger
Real Name/Full Name Catherine Hettinger
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Catherine Hettinger
Birth Place: Florida, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 May 1955
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 87 Kg
In Pounds – 192 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –
Mother –
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Unknown (m, unknown)
Kids/Children Name: Sara
Profession: Chemical Engineer and Inventor
Net Worth: $500 thousand
Last Updated: May 2024

Catherine Hettinger is an American chemical engineer and inventor. She is most well-known for being the inventor of the insanely popular toy, fidget spinner. However, it’s also worth mentioning that there are also stories of how the toy she created isn’t a fidget spinner.

Well, how well do you know about Catherine Hettinger? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Catherine Hettinger’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Catherine Hettinger to date.

Biography and Early Life

Catherine Hettinger was born on the 30th of May 1955 in the state of Florida in U.S. The identity of her parents is a mystery to all of us. It also isn’t known if she has any siblings or not.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Catherine Hettinger in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Catherine Hettinger’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024 having been born on 30 May 1955. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 192lbs in Pound and 87kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Grey.


While it isn’t known where Catherine Hettinger went to school or college, it is known that she is a chemical engineer by profession.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Catherine Hettinger is a married woman but the identity of her husband isn’t out yet and it also isn’t known when she got married. She has a daughter named Sara.

Is Catherine Hettinger Lesbian?

When it comes to Catherine Hettinger’s sexual orientation, she is straight and is neither lesbian/gay nor bisexual. She is mother to daughter, Sara and has been married for several years now. Seeing how little we know of her personal and professional life, it won’t be right to assume she isn’t straight.

Professional Career

While Catherine Hettinger is a chemical engineer by profession, she is most well-known for being the inventor of the massively popular toy, fidget spinner. She created the toy in the 1990s to entertain her then seven-year-old daughter. She gradually realized that the toy she had created would be loved by other people as well and she began selling updated versions of the toy in fairs around Florida. She eventually filed for a patent application for a “spinning toy” and secured the patent in 1997.

She held the patent for 8 years but she gave up the patent in 2005 as she couldn’t afford the $400 renewal fees at the time. Her story was brought to light in 2017 by the popular media outlets, The Guardian, The New York Times, and the New York Post as to how the inventor of such a successful toy is struggling to make a decent living. However, in the same years, there were also stories of how the toy she created isn’t a fidget spinner.


Catherine Hettinger hasn’t won any awards as of yet, but her invention has definitely brought made kids happier. It’s fair to say that this achievement isn’t small by any means whatsoever.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Catherine Hettinger in 2024

Catherine Hettinger Net Worth
Catherine Hettinger Net Worth

As of 2024, Catherine Hettinger is estimated to have a net worth of $500 thousand. It’s sad how the manufacturers are earning massively while the original inventor just manages a living somehow. However, in 2017, it was revealed that she started a Kickstarter campaign which may have helped her financially.

Catherine Hettinger has been an awesome inventor and the success of her invention proves that. With that being said, we wish her the best of luck and health in all her future endeavours and hope she gets the success and recognition she deserves.


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