Comedian, Engineer, but mostly “Science Guy”, Bill Nye has been a fixture of educational programming since the 90’s. But with his new show, Bill Nye Saves the World, people have seen him as more than just a blue lab coat and a bowtie, and wonder how wealthy he is, what he did to become the Science Guy, and if he lives in a mansion. Here, we’ll take a look at the true net worth of Bill Nye.
Bill Nye Net Worth – $6.5 Million
How Did Bill Nye make their money & wealth
Bill Nye, contrary to popular belief, was not born with his bow tie on. Instead, he was born to a World War 2 codebreaker (his mother) and an electrical specialist who spent time in a Japanese POW camp. After being raised in Washington D.C., he would attend Cornell University where he’d get a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering before working for the major airline producer Boeing, just outside of Seattle, Washington. Here he would invent multiple critical components to handle reverberation and turbulence which the aircraft he worked on was in flight, and he’d also start doing standup comedy in his spare time. This would get him recognized by a local news and CBS affiliate, KING-TV, which would then help him get into the entertainment business. After he was found to be great in educating kids using comedy and his science degree, he’d become an icon of public television with his Bill Nye the Science Guy series.
Bill Nye Personal Life & FAQ:
Is Bill Nye married? For Bill Nye, there’s a good deal of complication in this matter. In 2006, he married Blair Tindall, herself a noted journalist and performer, but also informally separated within a few weeks of marriage after there was a problem of the legitimacy of the marriage license. As of right now, while separated, they are still by some definition “married” though the legality of that claim is certainly questionable at best.
Bill Nye Salary & Annual Earnings in 2018-
As of right now, Bill Nye’s earnings are quite variable. As a result of the rough reception of “Bill Nye Saves the World”, even the future of that show is in question which could affect his earnings significantly. Right now, due to patents with Boeing and his contributions to both other shows, it is expected that Bill Nye’s wealth will increase by around $500,000 this year.
How much money do they make per show?
Due to Netflix’s reimbursement model, it’s hard to get a firm number on Bill Nye’s salary or even his price per show, but one can assume somewhere near $10,000 to $15,000 per show, which isn’t much but is according to the show’s popularity.
Bill Nye House – Bill Nye has a surprisingly modest house, though one feature he has not skimped out on is electric paneling; During discussions regarding his home (and even a tour), one thing he always points out is that his electrical meter runs backwards, so he never has to worry about paying for electricity. His home is located in Studio City, California.
Bill Nye Car – A huge proponent of electric cars (even to the point of suggesting NASCAR should run electric!) it should come as no surprise that Bill Nye owns an electric vehicle, namely a 2017 Chevy Bolt in electric blue. Seen as a direct challenge to the Tesla line, this car is capable of nearly 250 miles on a single charge (which is 14% more efficient than a Telsa vehicle), but with the performance similar to a Mazda 3 in terms of storage, acceleration, and nimbleness. For those worried about charge times in a crunch time, you can get 90 miles worth of charge in 30 minutes, with a full charge in about 2 hours. The Chevy Bolt was awarded the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year award.
Charity and donations and philanthropy- Bill Nye is currently a heavy supporter of the National Parks Foundation and the Planetary Society, and last year he also co-hosted the March for Science.