Lucy Hawking was born on the 2nd November 1970, in Cambridge, England, and is a journalist and novelist known for educational projects, children’s novels such as a series of books written with her father, Stephen Hawking talking about a boy George traveling into space, and for her philanthropy.
Have you ever wondered how rich Lucy Hawking is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, Hawking’s net worth has been estimated to be as high as $3 million, earned through her career active since the ‘90s.
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Lucy is the daughter of Jane Wilde Hawking and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, a recipient of many awards and widely known for his book “A Brief History of Time”. She has an older brother Robert, a prominent software engineer, and a younger brother, Timothy. She was raised in Cambridge, then spent some of her early years in Pasadena, California. Although her parents divorced in 1995, later Lucy followed her father steps, binding her life to science and education. Lucy is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she studied Russian and French at the faculty of modern languages. During university years, she spent some time in Moscow, Russia, working on her language skills. Successfully completed her degree, Lucy continued on at City, University of London, studying international journalism.
Before giving up her journalistic career, Lucy contributed to New York magazine, The Telegraph, The Times, Daily Mail, London Evening Standard and The Guardian. She also worked on radio. Despite doing well, Lucy refused to go on with journalism any further, and chose writing and publishing instead. Lucy came up with her debut novels “Jaded” in 2004 and “Run for Your Life” a year later, before concentrating on children’s books. In 2007 she published “George’s Secret Key to the Universe”, an adventure story about a boy who found a way to travel around the solar system, followed with other books in the series, “George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt”, “George and the Big Bang”, “George and the Unbreakable Code” and “George and the Blue Moon”, the sales of which considerably increased her net worth. The books are written in collaboration with Stephen Hawking, and his former Ph.D. student Christophe Galfard helped “explaining theoretical physics in an accessible way to youngsters”. Critics gave the books positive reviews, especially regarding the intention to introduce basics of astronomy, astrophysics and other principles to children.
Lucy was honored to participate in NASA’s 50th birthday in 2008, where she spoke on children’s science education. For her education project called “The Principia Space Diary” Lucy was nominated for Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Excellence in Space Education; the project was developed with Kristen Harrison at the Curved House Kinds publisher funded from the UK Space Agency as part of astronaut Tim Peake’s educational outreach in 2015. In recognition of the importance of her effort, Lucy was rewarded with the Sapio Prize in 2008 for popularizing science. Furthermore, in 2013 she spoke at the BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival as well, and received an invitation to speak at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai in 2017. The same year Lucy was honored at the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation as a woman rising in the field of science. In addition, she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a highly regarded honor.
When it comes to her personal life, Lucy gave a birth to her son called William in 1997, later diagnosed with autism. A year later she married William’s father Alex Mackenzie Smith, but the couple divorced in 2004 without reasons named. Since that there are no updates on Lucy’s personal life. Talking about philanthropy, Lucy is vice president of the National Star College, an independent educational college for disabled people, providing care and education. Additionally she is a trustee of the Autism Research Trust.
|Full Name||Lucy Hawking|
|Date Of Birth||November 2, 1970|
|Place Of Birth||Cambridge, England|
|Education||University of Oxford|
|Spouse||Alex Mackenzie Smith (m. 1998–2004)|
|Parents||Stephen Hawking, Jane Hawking|
|Siblings||Robert Hawking, Timothy Hawking|