Real Name/Full Name John Ruskin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nardwuar
Birth Place: Vancouver, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 July 1968
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 91 Kg
In Pounds – 200 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Vernon Ruskin
Mother –Olga Ruskin
Siblings: N/A
School: Hillside Secondary School
College: The University of British Columbia
Religion: N/A
Nationality: Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Canadian radio personality and musician
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Ruskin, who is popularly known as Nardwuar The Human Serviette, is the lead singer and the keyboardist of The Evaporators band. He has been running his own shows since 1997, in which he features upcoming music trends alongside interviewing different celebrities all over the world. He also hosts and has a weekly program on CBC radio station.

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

Biography and Early Life

John Ruskin was born on July 5, 1968, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was born to Vernon and Olga Ruskin. His mother, who was a high school history teacher and a local journalist, exposed him to society meetups which led him to be the best in public speaking. He followed his mother’s footsteps by being a journalist. His mother really contributed to him being a journalist and a media personality.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nardwuar in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nardwuar’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 5 July 1968. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 200 lbs in Pound and 91 kg in Kilograms.


Nardwuar attended Hillside secondary school in West Vancouver. He became a member of the student council, which gave him the opportunity to organize school events and book bands for the school. It’s through this that he got the opportunity to conduct his first interview with Art Bergmann of poisoned.

He joined the University of British Columbia in 1996, where he studied history. While in the university, he volunteered at the campus radio, which grew his talents and career. He also wrote papers on Vancouver’s Lions gate bridge and the assassination of John Kennedy. He graduated in 1990.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Nardwuar was married to Effie Gray for 6 years, after which they divorced. He also had another relationship that failed, and since then, he has been single.

He has faced so many challenges with his health. He suffered seizures and temporary paralysis after suffering a major cerebral hemorrhage. In 2016 he underwent successful heart surgery to repair a patent foramen ovale.

Is Nardwuar Gay?

As far as sexual orientation is concerned, Nardwuar is straight. Neither is he gay nor bisexual. However, there was a time where rumors had it that he was gay. He has had two relationships in the past with women, which proves that the rumors were wrong.

Professional Career

His profession started when he volunteered in the university radio station. He was offered a job as an interviewer later on, which gave him many chances to interact with many celebrities. He has been running his own TV and radio shows since 1997.

Through his unorthodox topics, Nardwuar has found himself at loggerheads with many and things turning against him. He has had altercations with Sabastian Bach, Harlan Ellison, the band Quiet Riot, Travis Barker, Henry Rollins, among many others. In 1997, he shaved his hair just to get into APEC conference where he got to Jean Chrétien and asked him about the pepper being sprayed on protesters outside. Jean, not knowing what the terms pepper spray meant he replied awkwardly, leading to the famous Canadian joke, “For me, pepper, I put it on my plate.”

The talented journalist has been involved with the Hasbro game “Hip Flip,” which he has asked his interviewees, especially politicians, to play with him. After many have won their seats after a campaign like Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, Nardwuar indicated the power of the “Hip Flip.”


Nardwuar has impressed so many celebrities. He has received a few awards in his name throughout his career. He was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2009. Additionally, Nardwuar has been featured in different songs by different people after interviewing the musicians, such as Rittz Brother Ali, among many others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nardwuar in 2024

Nardwuar Net Worth
Nardwuar Net Worth

As of 2024, Nardwuar’s net worth is approximately $15 million, with an estimated salary of about $3 million. He is the 55TH richest media personality in the world. He started his career while in college, so this explains his success in the media industry. His weekly shows both on radio and TV earn him so much and grows his brand as a media personality. Not only does he interview celebrities but also political leaders.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has been attacked several, both verbally and physically, by people, including Alice’s cooper, Henry Rollins, and many more, owing to his topics and his rather unique journalism method.
  • He nicknamed himself the Nardwuar, the Human Serviette, while in his university.
  • In 2004, he convinced the former prime minister of Canada to pay a quick game while he was in the campaign.

It is with no doubt that John Ruskin is one of the successful media personalities that has had great achievements. His shows are listened to by millions of people. He is known to be the best in doing extensive research on the interviewee before doing an interview.


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