Bill Nye Net Worth
Facts of Bill Nye Net Worth
|$ 6.5 Million
|Date of Birth:
|1955 November 27
|68 years old
Bill Nye Net Worth: $ 6.5 Million
William Stanford Nye or Bill Nye is an American comedian, television host, actor, writer and science educator who has a net worth of $ 6.5 million. Bill has acquired his wealth and fame mainly because of the television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy". This show aired 100 episodes over five seasons between 1993 and 1998. He also used to appear in other smaller TV shows as well where he worked as a science educator. He is also renowned as a scientist. He had worked as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation. After abandoning Boeing he pursues comedy, writing and performing jokes and bits for the local sketch television. Nile advocated for science, becoming the CEO of The Planetary Society and helping develop sundials for the Mars Exploration Rover missions. He has also written two best-selling books on science. Nye has made frequent media appearances. He has also starred in a documentary about his life and science advocacy titled “Bill Nye: Science Guy”. In 2017, Nye debut a Netflix series.
Bill’s Early Life and Career
Nye was born on November 27, 1955, in Washington, D.C. He attended Lafayette Elementary and Alice Deal Junior High, in the city. Nye was accepted to the private Sidwell Friends School on a partial scholarship and graduated in 1973. He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University and graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering in 1977. After graduation from Cornell, Nye works for Boeing Corporation as an engineer near Seattle. He invented hydraulic resonance suppressor which is often used on 747 airplanes. Nye applies to NASA to become astronaut every few year but he was rejected every time. Nye discovered how much he loved to make people laugh when his friends began asking him to do Steve Martin impressions at parties. He began moonlighting as a comedian. He also aids in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Nye quit his job at Boeing on October 3, 1986, to focus on his burgeoning comedy career. In 1986, Nye began his professional entertainment career as a writer/actor on a local sketch comedy television in Seattle. Nye was given the opportunity to host a short educational program called Fabulous Wetlands on Washington State's wetlands, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Ecology in 1989. On Fabulous Wetland, he explained the importance of preserving estuaries and the hazards of pollution. In 1993, he developed a Bill Nye the Science Guy pilot for the public broadcasting station in Seattle. He successfully obtained underwriting from National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy. His program became part of a package of syndicated series that local stations could schedule to fulfill Children's Television Act requirements. Bill Nye the Science Guy became the first program broadcast on public and commercial stations. Bill Nye the Science Guy ran for 5 years from 1993 to 1998. Subsequent research studies found the program to be effective in teaching students science as it was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nineteen. In 1996 Nyle published CD-ROM based on the series, title Bill Nye the Science Guy: Stop the Rock. Following the success of title Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye began work on a comeback project, entitled The Eyes of Nye. Nye hosted 100 Greatest Discoveries, between 2004 and 2005. He was the host of an eight-part Discovery Channel series called Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye. In 2008, Nye hosted Stuff Happens, a short-lived show on the Planets Green network. Nye claimed that creationist views threaten science education and innovation in the United States. In The Big Bang Theory episode called "The Proton Displacement", Bill Nye appeared as a principal performer. Nye was also a celebrity guest and interviewer at the White House Student Film Festival. Netflix reported that Nye would appear in a new series titled Bill Nye Saves the World on August 31, 2016. Nye also assisted in the development of a small sundial that was included in the Mars Exploration Rover mission. Nye gave a solar noon clock atop Rhodes Hall to Cornell on August 27, 2012. On Earth Day 2015, Nye met with U.S. President Obama. They visited the Everglades National Park in Florida and discuss climate change as well as science education. He was selected as the new representative of an exhibition at the Chabot Space and Science Center in California.
Bill’s Personal Life
Nye announced his engagement during an appearance on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He married to his fiancée of five months, musician Blair Tindall on February 3, 2006. Nye finally left the relationship seven weeks later when the marriage license was declared invalid.
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