Despite being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 21, Stephen Hawking still manages to make a whole lot of money every year. Not fitting the position of a millionaire, the physicist has done some massive research on studying black holes and cosmology.
Having suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis from a very young age, at the age of 72, his net worth is of $20 million! How’d that happen? He has diversified his earnings from several sources. Somehow, they’ve all managed to spill out pricey sums.
Hawker is the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, at the University of Cambridge. It is a very distinguished role at a very reputable university. Even though the salary from this is pretty big, the majority of Hawkers fortunes comes from other sources.
Stephen is a bestselling author and co-authored quite a number of books. His book, “A Brief History of Time” was on the Sunday Times for more than four years. He also helped produce a few films, featured in some movies and been on T.V shows. Every talks and speeches he has hosted are each worth a hefty fee.
In 2012, Hawking earned a neat $3 million in cash for winning the Fundamental Physics Prize. Which was part of a Russian billionaire’s foundation; Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Foundation. Hawking was said to be joining the foundation in 2016.
Hawking has used his wealth to help increase many attributes. He’s expanded his influence in the world of science and the public sphere as well. He is the one person that people listen to when it comes to the destruction of humanity like global warming, Due to his high level of intelligence, his disease has never let him stop achieving.
His money comes from his speeches and the people who pay him for his genuine ideas. When he was little, Hawking’s grades ranked the worst in the whole classroom. With a little effort, he managed to bring them up, by not much. He’d always been interested with the ways things worked. Despite his bad grades, his teachers always believed he was the second Einstein.
The genius professor Hawking made a bet in 1997 with a scientist on blackholes. It was soon discovered that he was wrong, and he admitted effortlessly. He lost the bet to physicist John Preskill, but at the best bingo site- Kitty Bingo, you never have to worry about bets. You could play on the various games available such as: Bingo, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette and Scratch & Arcade games as well.
Stephen is also a children’s book author. In 2007, together with his daughter, they wrote a book about a young boy who rebels to his parents disinterest in technology. He soon discovers his neighbour is a physicist that has a computer. He also discovers that the computer is the most powerful one in the universe. The book was written to explain scientific concepts like blackholes. It grew popular amongst children and adults, which have the duo a handsome earning.