Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
Real Name/Full Name Clinton Richard Dawkins
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Richard Dawkins
Birth Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 March 1941
Age/How Old: 83 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Clinton John Dawkins
Mother – John Mary Vyvyan
Siblings: Sarah
School: Oundle School
College: Balliol College, University of Oxford
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Lalla Ward (1992-2016) Marian Dawkins (1967-1984)
Kids/Children Name: Juliet Emma Dawkins
Profession: Ethologist, Evolutionary biologist, Author
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: May 2024

People gain fame differently, especially through the impact they make in the world. Everyone wants to make a difference they think is good for the people. Well, Richard Dawkins is one of the people who we can say have already impacted the world. I however can’t say that it is a positive or negative impact. Every person receives it differently.

Clinton Richard Dawkins is one man who is well known because of his criticism of the creation theories and supporter of scientific evolution theories. He is an ethologist, an evolutionary biologist and a novelist. He has 14 books, his own literary work and has also produced audio formats of the same. This man has a long story to tell about his career journey.

Well, how well do you know about Richard Dawkins? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Richard Dawkins’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 Richard Dawkins to date.

Biography and Early Life

On the 26th of March 1941, Richard Dawkins finally arrived in this world. His very first destination was Nairobi in Kenya. However, he was only Kenyan by birth but not by blood. His parents were Jean Mary and John Dawkins. Dawkins has only one sibling, a younger sister called Sarah, with whom they were raised together.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Dawkins in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Dawkins’s age is 83 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 26 March 1941. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.


Dawkins attended Oundle School in England and Balliol College Oxford where he graduated in zoology and did his masters and doctorate.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Dawkins has been married three times throughout his life. He is however divorced at the moment. In 1967, Richard Dawkins married Mariam Stamp, who like him was an ethologist. They also shared the same faith or didn’t have faith at all. They did not believe in God. In fact, Mariam would say that if Richard started to believe in God, she would leave him.

They stayed together for some time and later divorced in 1984. The divorce was however not because Richard believed in God. He has never. That very year, he married Eve Barham, and together, they got one daughter, Juliet Emma Dawkins. They later got divorced. That however didn’t stop him from trying to find the love of his life. For the third time, in 1992, he married actress Lalla Ward. They then separated in 2016. Since then, Dawkins has been divorced.

Is Richard Dawkins Gay?

Richard Dawkins is straight. He has been married three times to women. Although he is currently divorced, there is no sign of him being interested in an intimate relationship with a man.

Professional Career

Richard Dawkins’ professional career began as an assistant professor at the University of California. He worked there for a couple of years then he later decided to go back to his former school, Oxford, to become a lecturer. There he was a professor, leader, and fellow. He got to edit various scientific journals and began getting scientific awards.

Dawkins’ first book was ‘The selfish Gene.’ This book got him much fame as he became a bestseller with about a million copies selling up to date. The success of his first book made him write even more. He currently has published 14 books. His books revolve around science and evolution theories.

Richard made a decision that his purpose was to make scientific theories popular and get rid of misconceptions and superstitions from people’s minds. He is not religious as he does not believe in God and makes people rethink their religious philosophies. His books like The God Delusion and The Blind watchmaker are books that critique the creation theory. Apart from being an author and ethologist, Dawkins has been featured in documentaries.


Richard Dawkins has received many awards throughout his career. Among his achievements is being named the world’s top thinker by the prospect magazine. He has received about 20 awards all credited to his scientific theories, his profession as a professor, and his writing. Among his greatest awards are The Royal Science of literature award, the LA Times Literary Award, and the Zoological Society of London’s Silver Medal. He has received doctorates of science from various universities

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Dawkins in 2024

Richard Dawkins Net Worth
Richard Dawkins Net Worth

As of 2024, Richard Dawkins’ net worth stands at $12 million. He has earned his millions from his job as a teacher and professor, his scientific theories, and his books.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Richard Dawkins is the vice president of the British Humanist Association.
  • Richard Dawkins is more prominent because of his atheism but only one of his books talks about religion. The rest are about evolution.

Richard Dawkins is an advocate for many evolutionary explorers like Darwin. His passion is so infectious, and he does his thing wholeheartedly. The criticism he gets does not stop him from pushing. Such focus should be applied in many aspects of our lives.


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