Bear Grylls Net Worth
Bear Grylls net worth: Bear Grylls is a British adventurer and writer who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Bear Grylls is best known for his television series Man vs. Wild (a show known as Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom, which ended in 2011). Known for his passion for the outdoors and survival in the wild, he was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout (head of The Scout Association) at the age of 35.
Early Life: Edward Michael Grylls was born on June 7, 1974, in London, England. His family has a strong background in cricketing. His grandfather Neville Ford and great-great-grandfather William Augustus Ford were both first-class cricketers. He grew up in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland until the age of four when his family moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. He is the son of British Conservative politician Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah "Sally" Ford Grylls. He has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, who gave him the nickname 'Bear' when he was a week old. From an early age, his father taught him to climb and sail. As a teenager, he took up skydiving and earned a second 'dan black belt' in Shotokan karate.
Grylls was educated at Eaton House, Ludgrove School, and Eton College, where he was involved in starting Eton's first mountaineering club. He studied Spanish and German at the University of West of England, Bristol and at Birkbeck, University of London, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Hispanic studies in 2002.
After he graduated, he briefly hiked in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal. From 1994–1997, he served in the British Army reserves with 21 SAS as a trooper trained in unarmed combat, desert and winter warfare, survival, climbing, parachuting, and explosives. Becoming a survival instructor, he was twice posted to North Africa. His time in the SAS ended as the result of a free-fall parachuting accident in Kenya, when his parachute failed to open, breaking three vertebrae. In 2004, Grylls was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve; and in 2013 he was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Royal Marines Reserve.
Career: Grylls entered television work with an appearance in an advertisement for Sure deodorant, featuring his ascent of Mount Everest. Grylls was also used by the UK Ministry of Defence to head the Army's anti-drugs TV campaign and featured in the first-ever major advertising campaign for Harrods.
Grylls filmed a four-part TV show in 2005, called Escape to the Legion, which followed Grylls and eleven other "recruits" as they took part in a shortened re-creation of the French Foreign Legion's basic desert training in the Sahara. The show was first broadcast in the UK on Channel 4, and in the U.S, on the Military Channel.
Grylls has been a guest on numerous talk shows including Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Attack of the Show!, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Harry Hill's TV Burp. He appeared in a five-part web series that demonstrates urban survival techniques and features Grylls going from bush to bash. In 2014, Grylls appeared on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.
He has also starred in several other reality TV series including Bear Grylls Wild Weekends, Bear Grylls: Breaking Point, Bear Grylls: Mission Service, Bear Grylls: Survival School, The Island with Bear Grylls, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, and more. He also executive produced the television series Bear Grylls: Mission Service and The Island with Bear Grylls. He has also earned money working as a motivational speaker.
Grylls hosts a series titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls for the British Channel 4 and broadcast as Man vs. Wild in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and the United States, and as Ultimate Survival on the Discovery Channel in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The series features Grylls dropped into inhospitable places, showing viewers how to survive. Man vs. Wild debuted in 2006, and its success led it to lasting seven seasons over five years.
In August 2019, Bear Grylls appeared with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in a special episode shot in India's Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. The episode was showcased in more than 180 countries across the world on the Discovery, Inc. network.
Grylls' first book, Facing Up (UK)/The Kid Who Climbed Everest (US), described his expedition and achievements climbing to the summit of Mount Everest. His second was Facing the Frozen Ocean. His third book Born Survivor: Bear Grylls was written to accompany the TV series of the same name. He also wrote an extreme guide to outdoor pursuits, titled Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures. In 2012, Grylls released his autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography, followed by A Survival Guide for Life in late 2012 and True Grit in 2013. Grylls also wrote the Mission Survival series of children's adventure survival books titled: Mission Survival: Gold of the Gods, Mission Survival: Way of the Wolf, Mission Survival: Sands of the Scorpion, Mission Survival: Tracks of the Tiger and Mission Survival: Claws of the Crocodile. He has written two thriller novels based around his character Will Jaeger; Ghost Flight released in 2015 and Burning Angels in 2016. In 2019, Grylls published a Christian devotional titled Soul Fuel.
Personal Life: On May 16, 1998, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, just 18 months after breaking three vertebrae in a parachuting accident.
Grylls married Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. They have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry.
Grylls, along with the double-amputee Al Hodgson and the Scotsman Freddy MacDonald, set a Guinness world record in 2008 for the longest continuous indoor freefall. The previous record was 1 hour 36 minutes by a US team. Grylls, Hodgson, and MacDonald, using a vertical wind tunnel in Milton Keynes, broke the record by a few seconds. The attempt was in support of the charity Global Angels
Grylls has been involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
In August 2015, Grylls left his young son, Jesse, on Saint Tudwal's Island along the North Wales coast, as the tide approached, leaving him to be rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution as part of their weekly practice missions. Jesse was unharmed.
Real Estate: Grylls owns a small, private island hideaway in Wales, U.K. It's 20 acres and five miles offshore with no electricity, or running water. It has a little lighthouse beside the house and is surrounded by amazing sea cliffs, seals, and dolphins.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 7, 1974 (46 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Writer, Presenter, Author, Motivational speaker, Actor|