Facts of Stephen Hawking
|Full Name||Stephen Hawking|
|Birth Name||Stephen William Hawking|
|Father Name||Frank Hawking|
|Mother Name||Isobel Hawking|
|Awards||Albert Einstein Medal,Wolf Prize in Physics|
|Sibilings||Edward Hawking, Philippa Hawking, Mary Hawking|
|Education||St Albans School, Hertfordshire|
|Date of Birth||8,1942|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Stephen Hawking?
“I would be the last person to decry the significance of money. However, although wealth has played an important practical role in my life, I have of course had a different relationship with it to most people: Paying for my care as a severely disabled man.” A beautiful quote by the legendary Stephen Hawking about money.
Stephen Hawking accumulated around £14.3million ($20 million) throughout his lifetime. Here know more details on his worth, income sources and other details about the brightest star of modern science Hawking.
Stephen Hawking's Net Worth Was $20 million At His Death- Salary And Income Sources
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Late Stephen Hawking was estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million at the time of his death. The same source claimed his salary was around $3 million (£2.15million).
He mostly earned from his career as a scientist, professor, author, and a stargazer. Hawking firstly graduated from the Trinity Hall Cambridge and earned the degree from the University of Oxford.
He mainly amassed from the book sales and prizes he received. Hawking sold more than 10 million from the copies of his book, A Brief History of Time in 1988 which has been translated in 40 different languages. A source reported that he amassed $6 million from the sales of his books only.
His other popular books and its price includes:
|Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays||$17.37|
|The Universe in a Nutshell||$20.59|
|On the Shoulders of Giants||$17.53|
|The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition||$58.34|
|God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History||$33.60|
|Brief Answers to the Big Questions||$15.74|
|My Brief History||$40|
While he was a professor at Oxford University, he probably earned around $110,000 per year reported by Times Higher Education.
Moreover, Hawking was also awarded around $3 million worth Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics given by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.
Apart from these, Hawking also earned from his appearance in movies and TV series Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe, Horizon, Asters of Science Fiction, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, The Big Bang Theory and many more.
|A Brief History of Time||$2.3 million|
|Hawking||$15 million||$123.7 million|
He also made his guest appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Simpsons.
Achievements & Awards
Some of his major achievements lists:
1. Hawking explored that the realm of black holes and phenomenon known as Hawking Radiation.
2. He also discovered that black hole leaks energy that fades away. He also proposed the 'Second Law of Black Hole Dynamics’ and the four laws of 'Black Hole Mechanics’.
3. He proposed the general theory of relativity and the evolution of the universe.
4. Stephen Hawking’s main focus of the research was in the field of cosmology.
According to Wikipedia, his awards include:
1. He was honored with awards like the Paul Dirac Medal, the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Wolf Prize, etc.
2. Some of his other notable accolades are the Companion of Honor by Her Highness, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, the Copley Medal, the Russian Fundamental Physics Prize and many more.
3. Stephen Hawking was called Einstein at his University and later he was awarded ‘Albert Einstein Medal' and an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford.
Endorsements Earnings And Charity Works
A source reported that he earned around $2 million from his lucrative agreements and endorsements deals. He made around $2 million by promoting eyeglasses store.
Stephen Hawking was also involved in several charity works. He left some of his property for charitable and non-profit organizations like SOS Children’s Village, Total Giving, The Stephen Hawking Foundation, and many others.
A verified source claimed that he left around £15 million ($18,786,450) at the time of his death. It was later confirmed that the gigantic sum would be donated to the nation to help his family pay millions of inheritance tax.
Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances
At the time of his death, he and his wife were the owners of $3.6 million chalet-style house located in Newnham, Cambridge, the United Kingdom.
Recently in 2018, Hawking’s house was listed on the market for around £665,000 ($833,673.92).
When he was asked about which car he wants, he expressed:
“I don't know what I would do with a racehorse, or indeed a Ferrari, even if I could afford one.”
Coming to his insurance plans, Hawking in 2017 commented that he would prefer US-style insurance than UK private health care insurance.
Stephen Hawking Personal Life- Biography, Age, Married, Wife, Children, Daughter, Son, Divorce, Extra Marital Affair, Divorce, Health Problems, Death
Stephen Hawking was born Stephen William Hawking on 8 January 1942 and died on 14 March 2018 due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born to parents; father Frank Hawking and mother Isobel Hawking.
Married Life & Children
Moving to his personal life, he was a divorcee at the time of death. He was married twice and divorced from both wives.
He married his first wife Jane Wilde in 1965 shortly before he was diagnosed with the illness. The couple had three children; daughter Lucy and sons Robert & Timothy.
Actually, Jane was the pillar of strength from Hawking from the very beginning of their marriage but with deteriorating health Jane started to stress and hired medical expertise.
Among them, there was a nurse Elaine Manson, second wife of Prof. Hawking. In late 1980, Hawking revealed about his affair with Elaine which eventually led him to divorce Jane in 1995.
After a few months of divorce, he married Elaine Manson. They were together for more than a decade and divorced in 2006.
Health Problem And Death
Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the death of motor neuron controlling the brain and the spinal cord.
Professor Hawking was diagnosed with the rare motor neuron disease for the first time at the age of 22.
Amazing Fact: The wheelchair in which he first sat was a standard motorized model made by BEC Mobility for £296,750 ($371,955.35). Prof used the same type of chair until 1990 when his hand began to be paralyzed. He then used wheelchairs worth millions like DragonMobility Dragon elevating powerchair (2007), NASA’s Permobil C350 (2014) and advanced Permobil F3 (2016).
The syndrome slowly took over the body of Prof Hawking leaving him lifelong on the wheelchair unable to speak in the 1970s except through a voice synthesizer.
In the like manner, he received a computer program called Equalizer from Walter Woltosz, CEO of Words Plus. From this software, he could simply produce 15 words per minute by activating a switch using his fingers.
Later, he lost the sense and use of the hand. The software was updated in 2005 so that he could communicate with the movements of his cheek muscles. By 2009, he even could not drive his wheelchair independently. So the people from the Words Plus created a new method to drive his wheelchair by the simple movements of Hawking’s chin.
You would be surprised to know that in September 2013 Prof. wanted to do assisted suicide because of his terminal illness.
On 14 March 2018, the world lost the visionary scientist at the age of 76 survived by his children and close ones. He died peacefully in his house in Cambridge, England.
Interesting Fact: Hawking born on Einstein’s birthday and died on Galileo Galilei’s death day.