Bill Nye net worth and salary: Bill Nye is an American comedian, television host, mechanical engineer and science educator who has a net worth of $6.5 million. Bill Nye is probably most famous for hosting the "Bill Nye the Science Guy". This show aired 100 episodes over five seasons between 1993 and 1998. Nye was born in Washington, D.C. on November 27, 1955. He began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing in Seattle. In his spare time, Bill made appearances on a local Seattle sketch comedy show called Almost Live!. One day, the host of the show mispronounced the word "gigawatt" and Bill corrected him live on the air. The host immediately quipped "Who do you think you are? Bill Nye… the Science GUY?". The name has stuck ever since. Bill has since made a career as an author, educator, public speaker and TV host. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University and Willamette University. In February 2014, Bill participated in a debate with a creationist named Ken Ham. The debate was broadcast live on the internet and Bill was widely considered to be the resounding winner of the night. Bill strongly believes that the views of creationists threaten both science education and innovation around the globe.