Bill Nye Biography and Wiki
William Sanford Nye popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, television presenter, and comedian. He is best known as the host of the science television show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993-1999).
Nye worked as an engineer for the Boeing Corporation and Sundstrand Data Control near Seattle after graduation. He invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on Boeing 747 airplanes. In 1986, he left Boeing to pursue comedy writing and performing for the local Sketch television show Almost Live!
In 1993, Nye developed a new show Bill Nye the Science Guy, for the Seattle public broadcasting station KCTS-TV. The show ran till 1988 and was successful and one of the most-watched shows in the USA. Nye also is a renowned writer and has published several books such as The Science Guy. Bill appeared in a Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the Word which premiered on April 21, 2017. He also appeared in, The End is Nye, a series ordered by Peacock in March 2021. Nye also has quite a number of media appearances including being the celebrity guest and interviewer at the White House Student Film Festival on February 28, 2014.
Bill Nye’s Age and Birthday
Bill was born on November 27, 1955, in Washington D.C., United States of America. He is currently 67 years old. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Bill Nye Height and Weight
He stands at a height of 6 feet 0.5 inches (1.84 m) tall and weighs about 70 kg.
Bill Nye Family
Nye was born in Washington D.C. to Jacqueline Jenkins (1921-2000), who was a codebreaker during World War II, and Edwin Darby Nye who also served in World War II.
Bill Nye Education
Nye started his education at Lafayette Elementary School and then Alice Deal Junior High before joining Sidwell Friends High School and graduating in 1973. He then enrolled at Cornell University later graduating with a Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1977.
Bill Nye’s Wife and Children
Nye married Blair Tindall, in 2006 but unfortunately, the marriage only lasted for 7 weeks after the marriage license was declared invalid. Bill has a daughter Charity Nye born in April 2003.
In 2022, Nye got married to journalist Liza Mundy.
Bill Nye Awards and Honors
- In May 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, and in May 2011 from Willamette University
- In October 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from Simon Fraser University.
- In 2010 he received the Humanist of the Years Award from the American Humanist Association.
- In 1997, CSICOP presented Nye with the Candle in the Dark Award for his “lively, creative … endeavor.”
Bill Nye Salary
Nye receives an annual salary of about $1.05 million.
Bill Nye’s Net Worth
The Science Guy has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He has earned his fortune from his successful career as a mechanical engineer, science communicator, television presenter, and comedian.