|Real Name/Full Name
|Robert Thomas Bigelow
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|May 12, 1945
|78 years old
|In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Father – Robert L. Bigelow
Mother – Jewel Thebo Bigelow
|Highland Elementary School
|Arizona State University
|Diane Bigelow (1965; died 2020)
|Bobby Michael and Rod Lee (deceased)
Robert Bigelow is an American businessman and billionaire. He is the owner of the famous hotel chain, Budget Suites of America. He is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. He is a staunch believer in the existence of aliens and has used a lot of money to support the investigation of parapsychological (beyond science) topics. The topics include UFOs and the continuation of life after death.
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Biography and Early Life
Robert Thomas Bigelow was born on May 12, 1945. He was born in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is the son of Robert L. Bigelow and Jewel Thebo Bigelow. At a young age, he fell in love with the idea of aliens. He claims that his parents were once visited by extra-terrestrial beings. At the age of 12, he believed that his future lay in space explorations but was not strong in mathematics. He made a resolve that he would take up a course that would propel him financially that he would be able to hire the scientific manpower to help launch his space program.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Robert Bigelow in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Robert Bigelow’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024 having been born on 12 May 1945. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.
Robert attended Highland Elementary School. He was first exposed to science after a nuclear test that was conducted a few miles off his home city. He was mathematically not bright enough to study and become a scientist but he had the dream of taking up a course that would financially enable him to follow his dream. He later attended the University of Nevada, Reno in 1962 to pursue a course in banking and real estate. He later graduated from the Arizona State University in 1967.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Robert Bigelow was married to Diane Mona Bigelow. The two got married on February 4, 1965. Diane was very active in the early development of Budget Suites of America. Diane died on February 19, 2020, after a very long battle with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Together, the couple has two children, Bobby Michael and Rod Lee (deceased). He also has two grandchildren, Blair Alyssa and Rod Lee Bigelow II (deceased). Robert is also a Catholic Church faithful.
Is Robert Bigelow Gay?
No. Robert Bigelow is not gay. He was once married to Diane Bigelow for about 55 years before her fateful death in 2020. He has not yet remarried since then.
Robert launched his career immediately after graduation. In just three years, he had managed to own 100 apartments in Las Vegas and broke ground for a 40-unit apartment building. He is the current owner of Budget Suites of America hotel chain.
In his real estate career, he had managed to build over 15,000 units and also bought 8,000 more. He later sold his property in the boom years before 2008. 1995 was the year he founded the National Institute for Discovery Science. The goal of the institute was to study paranormal topics. It was later disbanded in 2004.
In 1999, Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace with the goal of building the first commercial space station. The company launched its first experimental space module in 2006 and the second in 2007. The company has plans for full-scale habitats to be used as orbital hotels, labs, and factories.
In 2016, the BEAM module was launched to the International Space Station on the 8th SpaceX cargo resupply mission. He announced in 2017 that he planned to launch an inflatable space hotel into space by 2022.
In March of 2020, Bigelow Aerospace was forced to let go of 88 members of staff and halt operations for the first time in 20 years. This was partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In June of the same year, he launched the Bigelow Institute of Consciousness Studies in order to support investigations into life after death.
Robert Bigelow is one of the richest people on the planet. He has managed to reach many heights and gain a lot of achievements. Among them, being able to fund his dream of owning his space research company. He has managed to start and fund a very successful real estate and hospitality business.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Robert Bigelow in 2024
Robert Bigelow is a well-known real estate mogul. He has earned most of his income through his real estate company as well as his hotel chain. As of 2024, He has a net worth of about 1 billion Dollars. Three years after his graduation, he already had acquired many apartments in Las Vegas.
Robert is no doubt one of the most note-worthy businessmen and researchers. He has made a name for himself for being a go-getter and having business skills. He is an inspiration for all of us. He managed to achieve what he dreamt of despite his limitations.