Neil Degrasse Tyson
Neil Degrasse Tyson
Real Name/Full Name Neil Degrasse Tyson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Neil Degrasse Tyson
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 October 1958
Age/How Old: 65 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Cyril deGrasse Tyson
Mother – Sunchita Feliciano Tyson
Siblings: Stephen Tyson and Lynn Tyson
School: Bronx High School
College: Columbia University, The University of Texas, Harvard University and Columbia University
Religion: Agnostic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Alice Young
Kids/Children Name: Travis Tyson and Miranda Tyson
Profession: Astrophysicist, Philosopher, Television Editor, Actor, Science Writer, Teacher, and Cosmologist
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Neil Tyson is a well-known Cosmologist, Science Writer, and philosopher known for hosting NOVA Science Now. He often makes media appearances so that he can promote science and space exploration. The scientist became Director of the Hayden Planetarium at Rose Centre for Earth and Space in 1996. The actor established the Department of Astrophysics in 1997.

The science writer supervises the $210 million reconstruction project of the planetarium, and the project finished in 2000. The scientist wrote several essays for Natural History Magazine from 1995 to 2005 in Universe Column. In 2004, Neil received NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. The scientist regularly appears on television, radio, and several other media outlets.

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Biography and Early Life

The actor was born to Sunchita Maria Tyson and Cyril deGrasse Tyson on October 5, 1958. The father of the scientist was an African-American socialist and human resource commissioner. His father was the first director of Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited. The mother works for the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as a gerontologist.

The ethnicity of Tyson is Puerto Descent. The actor has two siblings named Stephen Joseph Tyson and Lynn Antipas Tyson. He grew up in Castle Hill of Bronx.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Neil Degrasse Tyson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Neil Degrasse Tyson’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 5 October 1958. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60kg in Kilograms.


He studied at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy and The Bronx High School of Science. In school, he became captain of the wrestling team and editor of the Physical Science Journal. He starts taking an interest in acting in science when he was nine years old. The scientist went to Harward for his higher study.

He became an active dancer in styles like Jazz, Ballet, and Latin Ballroom during his college. In 1980, Neil completed his AB degree at Harvard College in physics. He completed his MA from the University of Texas at Austin in astronomy. Tyson became a lecturer at the University of Maryland for one year. In 1989, the scientist completed his MPhil from Columbia University in astrophysics.

With the help and supervision of Professor R. Michael Rich, the actor received funding for his research. The grant was provided by NASA and ARCS foundation. During his research, he visited countries like Italy, Switzerland, Chile, and South Africa. Neil has written a thesis for a 0.91m telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observer try in Chile.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Neil Degrasse Tyson With Wife Alice Young
Neil Degrasse Tyson With Wife Alice Young

The scientist lived in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. He married Alice Young in 1958 and has two children named Miranda and Travis.

Neil first time met in a physics class at Austin. The actor is an avid wine collector. In spring 2005, his collection featured in the Spring 2005 Issue of World of Fine Wine.

Is Neil Degrasse Tyson Gay?

Neil Degrasse Tyson’s sexual personality is straight. He is enjoying his married life happily.

Professional Career

The teacher starts working on the renovation of the Hayden Planetarium. He helps the organization to raise money. The budget was of the project was $210 million. The new site provides a very glorious look at astronomy. The decision of Tyson to remove Planet Pluto from the planets list became a very controversial decision. He announced Pluto as a dwarf, which offends some visitors. The actor wrote several famous books on astronomy.

United States George W. Bush appointed Tyson for the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. The actor received NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal by NASA. The scientist starts hosting the PBS Nova Series.  The scientist selected for regular on the Universe series, which aired on The History Channel. In 2014, the actor became a celebrity guest at the White House Student Film Festival. He and Whatnot Entertainment developed Neil Degrasse Tyson Presents: Space Odyssey.


The outstanding scientist received several awards in his career. In 2001, Tyson received a Medal of Excellence from Columbia University. Neil’s other awards are the Science Writing Award, Klopsteg Memorial Award, Dunlap Prize, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, the YouTube Gold Play Button Creator Award, and many more.

He was named The Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000. Tyson was included in the list of 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Neil Degrasse Tyson in 2024

Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth
Neil Degrasse Tyson Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of Neil Degrasse is $6 million. The actor founded the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Astrophysics. He worked in several movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lazer Team, Zoolander 2, and many more.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Neil is a person who helps to learn the universe in a relaxed way. All science-loving person loves him across the world.


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