Neil deGrasse Tyson

Short Biography

Neil deGrasse Tyson is known as an astrophysicist, educator, and media personality. He is most famous for hosting the reboot of Cosmos.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on October 5, 1958 in New York, New York. When he was nine, he traveled to the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History where he got his first taste of star-looking. Tyson later took classes at the Planetarium and got his very own telescope. As a young person, he would watch the skies from the top of his apartment building. 

A brilliant understudy, Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1976. He at that point earned a four year college education in Physics from Harvard University and a doctorate in astronomy from Columbia University in 1991. In the wake of putting in a couple of years doing post-doctorate work at Princeton University, Tyson found a vocation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Career Around Cosmos

In 2009, Tyson started hosting the digital podcast, StarTalk Radio, a science-based television show that features comedic co-hosts. Its prosperity powered the dispatch of a StarTalk TV show on the National Geographic Channel in 2015, just as the spinoff digital broadcasts StarTalk All-Stars and StarTalk Playing with Science.

He is the presenter of the famous show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The show aired on 9th March, 2014 on ten 21st Century Fox networks.

In August 2019, Neil deGrasse Tyson faced backlash online after he tweeted about firearm deaths throughout the end of the week. In the tweet, the astrophysicist and author coolly alluded to the mass shooting passings in Ohio and Texas, proposing they fail to measure up to passings from different causes like diseases and accidents. By looking at the loss of 34 individuals throughout the weekend in Ohio and Texas as minor, numerous individuals felt Tyson was making light of the role that firearm brutality plays in American culture. On Twitter, the reaction was furious and prompt, with countless Twitter users reacting negatively.

Wife, Children and Net worth

Tyson is married to Alice Young, who holds a PhD in numerical material science. The couple lives in New York City with their two children, Miranda and Travis. His net worth is estimated to be around five million dollars.

Misconduct Allegations

In late 2018, the religious site Patheos announced that three ladies had blamed the prominent astrophysicist for sexual misconduct with one guaranteeing she had been tranquilized and assaulted by Tyson in 1984. Tyson reacted with a long Facebook post in which he contested every lady's record and said he invited further examinations. In August 2019, the Fox and National Geographic networks, which air Cosmos and StarTalk, released a joint articulation that said they had finished up investigations and would keep on including Tyson's programs.


Tyson has written many books on astronomy and astrophysics. His books are available on

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 5 Oct, 1958
Age: 61 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: The Bronx
residence: New York City
Gender: Male
Description: African-American astrophysicist, and science communicator
Net Worth 2020: 5 million
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Last Modified: Jun 29 2020
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