Bill Nye Net Worth

Bill Nye Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Bill Nye net worth is
$6.5 Million

Bill Nye Wiki Biography

William Sanford Nye was born on 27 November 1955, in Washington, D.C., USA, and as Bill Nye is a noted  comedian, actor, engineer, scientist, as well as a television host. To the public, Bill is perhaps still best known for his educational television program called “Bill Nye the Science Guy”, which aired on television screens from 1993 until 1998.

A well-known scientist and a television host, just how rich is Bill Nye as of early 2018? According to sources, Bill’s net worth is estimated to be over $6.5 million, most of which he has accumulated from his appearances on television screens, during a working career which began in the late 1970s.

Bill Nye Net Worth $6.5 Million

Bill’s mother, Jacqueline, was a World War 2 code-breaker for the US Navy, and his father, Edwin a noted sundial specialist, having suffered in a Japanese POW camp without electricity. Bill was educated at Sidwell Friends School, and upon matriculation in 1973, enrolled into Cornell University, from where he graduated with a degree in science and mechanical engineering. Bill initially found a job at the multi-national corporation, The Boeing Company, being credited with inventing a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on the Boeing 747 – which was the basis of his net worth – and even tried to become an astronaut, but met with multiple rejections from NASA.

Meantime, Bill started doing stand-up comedy on the side, and then turned to television, debuting in 1987 on the comedy sketch show entitled “Almost Live!” on KING-TV in Seattle. He then starred in “Back to the Future: The Animated Series”, and eventually in 1993 launched “Bill Nye the Science Guy”. Co-created by Nye, James McKenna and Erren Gottlieb, the show mainly focused on the pre-teen audiences, as it aimed to teach and explore a variety of scientific topics. Even though the show finished its run many years ago, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” is still popular in high schools, and on various PBS stations. As the popularity of the latter show grew, so did Nye’s appearances on other television projects. In 1998, he landed a role in Robert King’s “Principal Takes a Holiday”, then starred in “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, and appeared in “The Dr. Oz Show”.

Additionally, Bill Nye created a science program called “The Eyes of Nye”, which was aimed towards adults rather than children. Since then, Nye has been a guest star on such television shows as “Numbers” with Rob Morrow and Judd Hirsch, “Larry King Live”, “Stargate Atlantis” starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, and “America’s Most Smartest Model”. For his contribution to popularising science, Bill Nye was rewarded with a doctor of science degree from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute, Willamete University, and Johns Hopkins University. In 2010, he was further rewarded with Humanist of the Year Award.

More recently, in 2013 Bill Nye became a member of “Dancing with the Stars” television show, where he was partnered with Tyne Stecklein, but was injured and forced to withdraw. In 2014, he was invited to be an interviewer, as well as a guest on an event held in the White House, called “White House Student Film Festival”. All these projects have added steadily to Bill’s net worth.

In regards to his personal life, in 2006 Bill Nye started a relationship with the journalist and performer Blair Tindall, and they married later that same year. However, their marriage lasted for several weeks only, as Nye decided to leave when it turned out that the marriage license was invalid, and the consequences of the separation has continued acrimoniously for several years, apparently not completely settled to this day.

Bill now divides his time between residences in Los Angeles and New York City.

Full NameBill Nye
Net Worth$6.5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1955
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionScientist, Engineer, Comedian, Presenter, Screenwriter, Actor, Educator
EducationCornell University, Sidwell Friends School
SpouseBlair Tindall (m. 2006–2006)
ChildrenCharity Nye
ParentsEdwin D. "Ned" Nye, Jacqueline Jenkins-Nye
SiblingsEdward Darby Nye Jr., Susan Nye
NicknamesWilliam Sanford Nye , Bill Nye the Science Guy , The Science Guy , William Sanford "Bill" Nye
AwardsHumanist of the Year Award (2010, American Humanist Association), In Praise of Reason Award (2011, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSICOP), Candle in the Dark Award (1997 by CSICOP)
NominationsHonorary doctorate (Johns Hopkins University - 2008, Willamette University - 2011, Simon Fraser University - 2015)
MoviesA Brief History of Time Travel (2017, documentary), Bill Nye the Science Guy Tackles DeflateGate (2015), 100 Greatest Discoveries (2004, documentary), Astronauts (1997), American Experience (1991-1996, documentary), Degenerate Art (1993)
TV ShowsBill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–present), Quick Reviews with Maverick (2016), The Big Bang Theory, Inside Amy Schumer, Dancing with the Stars (2013), Miles from Tomorrowland (2015-2016), The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989)
1Always appears with bow-tie and lab coat
1[on how he makes the average person understand science] You have to have learning objectives - things you want to get across. You want to make a point: Humans and dinosaurs did not live concurrently. If you get the adjacent carbon dating of volcanic soil, hat's cool. But what I want you to get is that ancient dinosaurs and humans did not live at the same time. The rest is gravy.
2Science rules!
3Our country is the only country in the world that has some people that don't believe in evolution. America is still the leader in scientific advancement, and yet we have adults who want to ignore the evidence of millions and millions of years to believe something much more complicated and complex with zero proof. It's important that our children are raised to be educated, well-rounded tax paying citizens that understand the importance of technology and science. If you're an adult and you choose not to believe in science, fine, but please don't prevent your children from learning about it and letting them draw their own conclusions. I think in 30-40 years this won't even be an issue, but right now it's a major concern for a country that has a significant amount of adults raising children to ignore the facts and the evidence surrounding them about our universe, our creation and our well-being.
4[advice to young scientists] Try things then clean up after yourself. Then try some more things and clean that up too.
1His maternal grandmother, Lucy Marie Berta Briot, was French. His other ancestry includes English, Welsh, and Irish.
2One of his "Almost Live" co-stars in Seattle was Bob Nelson, screenwriter of "Nebraska".
3One of his characters on the Seattle-based sketch show, "Almost Live", was a humorless caped superhero, Speed Walker.
4Lives in Los Angeles. Neighbors include Ed Begley Jr. and Alex Trebek.
5Quit working at Boeing in the early 80s to become a stand-up comedian.
6Good friends with Kevin Brauch.
7Announced he was engaged to be married to Blair Tindall on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) in December 2005. The "marriage" lasted less than a month before it was either annulled or deemed invalid (sources disagree on the detail). In November 2007, Nye filed for a restraining order against "ex-fiance" Tindall, saying that he wondered if she might have poured solvent on his garden. The restraining order was later dismissed.
8Enjoys 30s/40s style swing dancing and attended dances at the most recent Camp Hollywood.
9Premiered his Science Guy character on the Seattle sketch comedy show Almost Live! (1984).
10An honored as Rhodes Class of '56 Visiting Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He studied under Carl Sagan.
11His first childhood memory is throwing a rubber band-powered airplane, the Sky Streak, and figuring out how to make it turn left so he could stay in one place and make the plane come back to him.
12He designed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor which is used in Boeing 747s.
13Self proclaimed geek in high school. He wore a tie everyday, even when that aspect of the dress code was phased out. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.
14His father, Edwin D. "Ned" Nye, a quartermaster in the military during World War II, spent nearly four years as a prisoner of war mostly in China in a Japanese P.O.W camp. He later moved to Washington, DC where he discovered dozens of sundials. He photographed them and wrote an unusual book, "Sundials of Maryland and Virginia." Thus resulted a little family business selling Ned Nye's "Sandial®," a sundial suitable for the beaches of the Atlantic seaboard.
15Started his career after he won a Steve Martin lookalike contest.
16Worked as an engineer at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, and appeared in at least 3 training films, some of which are still popular among the workers there.
17Schools Attended: Lafayette Elementary School and Sidwell Friends School both in Washington, DC. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.


Miles from Tomorrowland2015-2016TV SeriesProfessor Rubicon Professor Randii Rubicon
Inside Amy Schumer2015TV SeriesBill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy Tackles DeflateGate2015ShortScience Guy
The (206)2013-2014TV Series
The Neighbors2014TV SeriesBill Nye
Tosh.02014TV Series
The Drunken Peasants2014TV Series
The Big Bang Theory2013TV SeriesBill Nye
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV SeriesBill Nye
Numb3rs2005-2008TV SeriesBill Waldie
Rocketboy2006ShortPayload Specialist
The Eyes of Nye2005TV SeriesHost
100 Greatest Discoveries2004TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator / Host
BattleBots2000TV SeriesTechnical Expert
Get Real2000TV SeriesMr. Stone
The Wonderful World of Disney1998TV SeriesScience Teacher
Astronauts1997TV MovieNarrator
Back to the Future1991-1992TV SeriesThe Science Guy
The All New Mickey Mouse Club1989TV Series
Almost Live!1984TV SeriesVarious


Stuff Happens Hosted by Bill NyeTV Series 4 episodes, 2008 written by - 5 episodes, 2008
The Eyes of Nye2005TV Series head writer
Absent Minded Inventions and the Search for Flubber with Bill Nye the Science Guy1997TV Movie documentary
Bill Nye, the Science GuyTV Series documentary written by - 21 episodes, 1993 - 1994 creator - 1 episode, 1995 head writer - 1 episode, 1995


Flubber1997science consultant
American Experience1991-1996TV Series documentary production assistant - 6 episodes
Degenerate Art1993TV Movie documentary production assistant


Bill Nye, the Science Guy1995TV Series documentary producer - 3 episodes


Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV Series performer - 1 episode


For the Love of Spock2016Documentary special thanks
The Confirmation2016special thanks


Bill Nye Saves the World2017TV Series announcedHimself - Host
The Bill Nye Film2017Documentary pre-productionHimself
StarTalk2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - World Premiere2016TV MovieHimself - The Scientism Guy
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2016TV SeriesHimself
Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault2016DocumentaryHimself
Food Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Journey to Mars 101: Living on Mars and Beyond2016Video documentaryHimself - Host
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Fight for Space2016DocumentaryHimself - CEO Planetary Society
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Explorer2015TV Series documentary
Global Citizen Festival2015TV MovieHimself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
7th Annual Shorty Awards2015VideoHimself - Presenter, Winner: Best in Science
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Up with Steve Kornacki2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
An Honest Liar2014DocumentaryHimself - The Science Guy
The Independents2014TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers2014TV SeriesHimself
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself
ABC News Nightline2014TV SeriesHimself - CEO, Planetary Society
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2014TV SeriesHimself - 'The Science Guy'
Piers Morgan Tonight2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Science Educator / Himself
Uncensored Science: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham2014TV MovieHimself - Against creationism
King of the Nerds2014TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Stossel2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash2013TV MovieHimself
Why with Nye2013Video shortHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
EcoDivas TV2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
On Begley Street2013TV SeriesHimself
Solution Earth a New Beginning2012Video documentary
The War Room with Michael Shure2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sandy: The Anatomy of a Superstorm2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Renewable Energy2012Video shortHimself - Host
Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy2011Video shortHimself
Living with Ed2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Solving for X2009TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Expert
Nova2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Science Educator
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Gravity's Effect on Humans with Bill Nye the Science Guy2008Video shortHimself
Stuff Happens Hosted by Bill Nye2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
America's Most Smartest Model2007TV SeriesHimself
This Week2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Stop Kew Gardens2006Video documentary
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
First Look2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host (as Bill Nye the Science Guy)
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself
Countdown to Mars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host (as Bill Nye the Science Guy)
Bill Nye and Debbie Allen Imagine Mars2002TV MovieHimself
Win Ben Stein's Money2001TV SeriesHimself
Turn Ben Stein On2000TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Children's Series
Bill Nye, the Science Guy1993-1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
Absent Minded Inventions and the Search for Flubber with Bill Nye the Science Guy1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1997TV SeriesHimself
Ellen's Energy Adventure1996VideoHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1996TV SeriesHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney World Inside Out1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Segment

Archive Footage

Before the Flood2016DocumentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Comfort Zone2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself
In Focus2012TV SeriesHimself
Pastor Mike Online2012TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)

Nominated Awards

2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesBill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)

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