Terence Tao
Terence Tao
Real Name/Full Name Terence Chi-Shen Tao
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Terence Tao
Birth Place: Adelaide, South Australia
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 July 1975
Age/How Old: 48 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 164 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 59 Kg
In Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Billy Tao
Mother –Grace
Siblings: Nigel and Trevor
School: Blackwood High School, Center for Talented Youth
College: Flinders University, Princeton University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Australian-American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Laura Tao
Kids/Children Name: William Tao, Madeleine Tao
Profession: Mathematician
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Terrence Tao is a brilliant star that shines radiantly In the sky of mathematics. He is a 48-year-old Australian-American mathematician. Currently, he is a professor of mathematics at the famous University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There he holds the chair known as “the James and Carol Collins chair.”

He has researched a vast number of topics. Harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, geometric combinatorics, probability theory, compressed sensing, and analytic number theory are some of the topics that he researched. Tao has contributed to more than 300 research papers by being its author and co-author. Many people regard him as one of the greatest living mathematicians.

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

Biography and Early Life

On 17th July 1975, Terence Tao was born. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He was a mathematical prodigy. He took an interest in calculus at the age of 7, soon after his parents realized that Tao was evidently a genius.

He took University level mathematics courses at the age of 9. In Johns Hopkins’ Study of Exceptional Talent program, he is one of the only two children to get more than 700 SAT maths tests. According to the director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, Tao had the most remarkable mathematical reasoning ability found in years of his intense searching. To date, Tao holds the record of being the youngest participant in the IMO at the age of 10. In 1986, 1987, 1988, he won a bronze, silver, and gold medal at the IMO.

He attended the Research Science Institute at the age of 14. At 15, he published his first assistant paper, receiving his bachelor’s and Masters’s degree from Flinders University at the age of 16, in 1991. He received the Postgraduate Fulbright Scholarship at Princeton University. Tao received his Ph.D. at the age of 21 from Princeton University. He joined the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1996. In 1999 he became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA at the age of 24.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Terence Tao in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Terence Tao’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 17 July 1975. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 164cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 130lbs in Pound and 59 kg in Kilograms.


Tao went to Blackwood High School from 1983 to 1988; he studied at Centre for Talented Youth. He earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Flinders University. He post-graduated from Princeton University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Tao Was born on 17 July 1975 in Adelaide. Billy and Grace Tao are his parents. They are first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong to Australia. His father was a renowned pediatrician, and his mother had a degree in physics and mathematics. Their parents met during their college years in Hong Kong. They migrated to Australia in 1972 after their marriage. Trevor and Nigel are his two younger brothers. Laura, his partner, works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an electrical engineer.

They are parents to a son and daughter named William and Madeleine respective, and are currently residing in California, United States

Is Terence Tao Gay?

No, Terence Tao is not gay as he is married to Laura Dow. Moreover, Terence has two children, which proves that Terrence is not gay and has an interest only in women.

Professional Career

Tao’s career is built around mathematics. He is known for collaborating with Ben J. Green, the British mathematician, and proving the Green-Tao theorem. He is a “Fellow of the Royal Society,” a member of “the Australian Academy of Science,” “the American Academy of Arts and Science,” “the American Philosophical Society,” “the American Mathematical Society,” and “the National Academy of Sciences” of the US.

Tao developed bounding for the de Bruijn–Newman constant in 2018. In 2019, Tao used probability to show that almost all Collatz Orbits have almost bounded values proving the Collatz Conjecture. 


The list of his awards includes Salem Prize in 2000, the Brochure Memorial Prize in 2002, Clay Research Award in 2003, Ostrowski Prize, Levi L. Conant Prize, and Australian Mathematical Society Medal in 2005, Fields Medal, SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, and McArthur fellowship in 2006, Alan t. Waterman Award in 2008, Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, Polya Prize in Mathematics and King Faisal Prize for Science in 2010, Crafoord Prize in Mathematics in 2012, Royal Medal and Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2014, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in 2020. He also received IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal and Bolyai Prize.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Terence Tao in 2024

Terence Tao Net Worth
Terence Tao Net Worth

As of 2024, Terence Tao has a net worth of $5 million by taking part in various Olympiads across the globe; he has also earned popularity and a lot of money. He is one of the richest mathematicians who has ever lived.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Terence Tao has a record-high confirmed IQ of 230.
  • He is the youngest bronze, silver and gold winner in IMO history.

Terence Tao is a brilliant problem solver whose work has had a wide-ranging influence on mathematics. Regarded by many as the finest mathematicians of his generation, he surely does justice to it.


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