Jamie Hyneman Net Worth

Jamie Hyneman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

James Franklin Hyneman net worth is
$12 Million

James Franklin Hyneman Wiki Biography

James Franklin Hyneman was born on 25 September 1956, in Marshall, Michigan USA, and is an acclaimed special effects expert, and also a well-known television personality. Jamie is mainly known for his appearances in the television show called “Myth Busters”; he has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards several times, and in addition was involved in the designing team of the robotic camera system called “Wavecam”. What also adds to his success is his ownership the company c “M5 Industries”, which was also used as a place where “Myth Busters” was filmed. Jamie is a really extraordinary personality and his work in the technology field has resulted in some very positive changes.

So how rich is Jamie Hyneman? It is estimated by authoritative sources that Jamie’s net worth is over $12 million, the main source being his activities as a special effects expert, plus his appearances in various television shows have helped him to gain fame and recognition around the world. As Jamie is still working on “Myth Busters” among other activities, there is a high chance that his net worth will become higher.

Jamie Hyneman Net Worth $12 Million

Jamie studied at Indiana University, from where he graduated with a degree in Russian linguistics, and later studied engineering at Villanova University. Before becoming entirely absorbed in special effects, Jamie worked in various positions: he had an opportunity to be a boat captain, machinist, chef and even had his own pet shop. It is slightly weird how one person can have experience in so many fields, but this is what makes Jamie different from others, which nevertheless were the basis to his net worth.

Jamie’s career as an expert in special effects began when he started working  with other special effects experts on the movie called “Top Gun” in the mid-’80s; his talent was noticed by others, so Jamie then received invitations to work on such movies as “Matrix”, “Flubber” and “Naked Lunch”. As Jamie became more successful, he decided to create his own special effects company, which is now known as “M5 Industries”. Undoubtedly, founding this company cost him a lot of energy and stress, but now he can be proud of it and the money that it helps him to gain.

In 2003 Jamie became a part of the popular TV series called “Myth Busters”, which is known all over the world and still continues airing episodes. During the long period of working on “MythBusters”, Jamie had an opportunity to meet Adam Savage, Kari Byron, Jessi Combs, Tory Belleci and other people, who have similar interests.  Other shows that Jamie has subsequently been involved in include “Unchained Reaction”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and others.

With Adam Savage, Jamie voiced characters in “The Daughter Also Rises”, a Simpsons episode which parodies themselves as the “Myth Crackers”, and they also voiced stormtrooper-like office workers in a “Phineas and Ferb Star Wars” special. With Savage and technology reviewer Norman Chan, Hyneman contributed to as an editor until 2016, among other various activities.

If to talk about Jamie’s personal life, he married science teacher Eileen Walsh in 1984, having met her in the Virgin Islands while operating a boat-charter business. He has been awarded  honorary doctorates from the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) and by Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland for his role in popularizing science and technology.

Full NameJamie Hyneman
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1956
Place Of BirthMarshall, Michigan, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Special Effects Technician, Presenter, Television producer
EducationIndiana University Bloomington, Villanova University
SpouseEileen Walsh (m. 1984)
SiblingsCraig Hyneman
NicknamesJames Franklin Hyneman , Jamie 'Jamie Hyneman' Hyneman , The Mythbusters , James Franklin "Jamie" Hyneman
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award - Outstanding Reality Program/Outstanding Structured Reality Program, ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor (2008)
Movies"Naked Lunch", "Flubber", "Matrix Trilogy", "Naked Lunch", "Flubber", "Matrix Trilogy", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2008), The Simpsons:"The Daughter Also Rises", "Phineas", "Ferb Star Wars"
TV Shows“MythBusters”, "Unchained Reaction" (2012)
1Big walrus moustache
2Wears white shirt (with rolled sleeves) and gray colored trousers
3Wears red Converse sneakers
4Wears a black beret
1When Domino's Pizza approached M5 Industries and asked us to design and build the Steak Fanatic Pizza Couch, I knew it was something we wanted to be part of. The Steak Fanatic Pizza Couch is like a guy's dream come true -- only the coolest gadgets and Domino's Pizza all within arm's reach.
2The fact that we are so different is our strength.
1Running his special effects company M5 industries and hosting the Discovery TV-show Mythbusters. [July 2005]
2Awarded a Doctorate of Engineering, honoris causa from Villanova University, May 2010.
3Has a younger half brother, Craig.
4His wife is a high school teacher.
5Is a long-standing Screen Actors Guild member.
6Is a wilderness survival expert
7Once lived on a houseboat.
8Trained a goldfish to ring a bell.
9Holds several patents for his inventions.
10Grew up on a farm.
11Used to run a pet store.
12Ran a sailing - diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years before he started working in Special Effects.
13He designed the spiders from Arachnaphobia.
14Has a degree in Russian language
15Has a degree in Literature


MythBusters2010-2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 52 episodes
Dangerous Toys2014TV Movie documentary executive producer
Unchained Reaction2012TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes

Special Effects

The Matrix Revolutions2003special effects technician
The Matrix Reloaded2003special effects technician
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002special effects technician
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999special effects technician
Flubber1997animatronics technician
Dracula1992special effects technician - uncredited
Naked Lunch1991animatronics technician - as James Hynemar
Arachnophobia1990special effects technician
Rude Awakening1989special effects technician
RoboCop1987special effects crew - uncredited
Top Gun1986special effects crew - uncredited


Wrestling Isn't Wrestling2015Video documentary shortNon-Fan
Phineas and Ferb2014TV SeriesOffice Stormtrooper #2
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesLab Technician
The Darwin Awards2006Army Dude


BattleBots2000TV Series competitor / robot builder

Art Department

The Ketchup and Mustard Man1994Short sets


MythBusters2003-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Dangerous Toys2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming / Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking / ...
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unchained Reaction2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV SeriesHimself - Host, 'Mythbusters' (segment "No Foolin'")
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Punkin Chunkin2010TV MovieHimself - Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV SpecialHimself
YouTube Live2008TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beyond Tomorrow2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself - MythBuster

Archive Footage

MythBusters2004-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramMythBusters (2003)

Known for movies

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