Well of the most well known educators in the world. Bill Nye has taught generations a thing or two about science. He has helped us understand atoms and protons better than our own science teachers. Bill Nye the Science Guy only ran for 5 season but it’s hard to believe since we all grew up watching it. William Sanford Nye has earned over $5 million from educating viewers in a more entertaining way. He didn’t earn millions from his pay on the series which was only $50,000 a year. He earned the money from brands and products using his name and face as a marketing tool. His net worth is $7 million in 2013.
It was announced in September Bill Nye would join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. The bow tie wearing academic was an actor and comedian in a Sketch Comedy series before becoming the Bill we all know. He was born and raised in D.C. His parents spent their careers serving the United States in World War II. His father an army veteran and his mother was a codebreaker. His parents stressed education on Bill as a child. But he had a love for astronomy and understandings of the universe on his own. His education in one of D.C.’s most established and respected private schools helped fuel his academic excellence.
With a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell Bill worked at Boeing where he developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor. He wasn’t only interested in the books Bill was known for his outgoing personality and sense of humor. He starred in several training films for the company and performed in Sketch Comedy shows after work. He alter became known as the Science Guy filming 100 episodes with PBS. He used his newly created moniker and wrote books and went on tours in museums, schools, and bookstores sharing his knowledge and creating exhibits.