fbpx

Who is Stephen Hawking? 10 Things You Need to Know

11 June 2016

9. He is a millionaire

Who is Stephen Hawking? 10 Things You Need to Know | He is a millionaire
Who is Stephen Hawking? 10 Things You Need to Know | He is a millionare (Photo: Marvin Joseph/TWP) | source: washingtonpost.com

Stephen Hawking is one of the most successful scientists especially in the field of cosmology. Now, he has $20 million amount of net worth.

He did not come from a rich family. At the beginning of his career, he was struggling with money. In fact, there was time when he could not even afford a nanny for his children.

Then he wrote his best-selling book, A Brief History of Time. As mentioned in the 10 Ways Smart People Can Get Rich article, the book was sold for more than 10 million copies in just 2 years. Assuming he only got $1 from each book sold, he already earned $10 million.

Plus, he has been working as director of research at the Cambridge University Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Four years ago, he said he has no plan to retire.

Next page