Edward Michael Grylls was born on the 7th June 1974 in Donaghadee, Northern IrelandUK. He is a well known adventurer, television personality and writer, and as ‘Bear’ Grylls rose to prominence as a star of the television series “Born Survivor / Man v Wild” (2006–2011) which is one of the most significant sources of his net worth. He is also one of the youngest Britons to have climbed Mount Everest, which he did that at the age of 23. More, he is well-known for being the chief scout, and a motivational speaker.
How much is the net worth of Bear Grylls? Reportedly, his wealth is as much as $10 million, earned from his various activities over a period of 20 years, as described herein.
Bear Grylls Net Worth $10 Million
Until the age of four Bear was raised in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, then the family moved to Bembridge, Isle of Wight. He is te son of the politician Sir Michael Grylls, and Sarah Ford. His extended family was rich in politicians, teachers, soldiers and clergy. Bear Grylls is a graduate from Eton College and Birkbeck, University of London. He served in the Territorial Army for three years until 1997. As an adventurer, he took part in, or was the leader of many expeditions, including climbing Mount Everest in 1998, circumnavigation on jet skis of the British Isles in 2003, setting the record for the highest open-air formal dinner party (under a hot-air balloon in 2005), crossing the North Atlantic in an inflatable boat in 2006, para-motoring over the Himalayas in 2007, setting the world record for the longest indoor free-fall utilising a wind-tunnel in 2008, and other adventures.
Most of the expeditions organized by Grylls had a philanthropic idea, to raise funds for various organizations and charity funds. However, the main sources of Bear Grylls net worth are television programs and books. Despite being the face of various commercials, and the guest on a number of talk shows, Bear landed lead roles in various television series. His first lead role was in a four part television show “Escape to the Legion” (2005), in which Grylls with a team participated in the French Foreign Legion’s training, based in the Sahara Desert. Later, he starred in the survival series “Man v Wild” (2006–2011) aired on the Discovery Channel. The main idea of the series was to drop Grylls into dangerous places, and showing the viewers the possibilities of surviving.
Other series that featured Grylls were “Worst Case Scenario” (2010), “Bear’s Wild Weekend” (2011), “Get Out Alive” (2013), “Escape From Hell” (2013) and “The Island with Bear Grylls” (2014–2015). Currently, the series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (2014–present) and “Bear Grylls: Mission Survive” (2015–present) are being broadcast. More, “Bear Grylls: Mission Survive” has started filming in August, 2015.
Another source of Bear Grylls’ net worth is writing. His debut book “Facing Up” (UK)/“The Kid Who Climbed Everest” (USA) (1999) was about his expedition to Mount Everest. William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award the author won for his second book “Facing the Frozen Ocean” (2004). Among the other books written by Grylls is his autobiography “Mud, Sweat and Tears: The Autobiography” (2012).
Last but not the least; Bear Grylls has been married to Shara Cannings Knight since 2000. The family has three sons.
Father of 3 sons - Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry.
Educated at Eaton House, Ludgrove School, Eton College, and Birkbeck, University of London School of Continuing Education.
Son of Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls.
Founded the first mountaineering club at Eton College.
Counts Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) as one of his personal favorite films.
Lives in a 100-year-old houseboat on the Thames in London (2010).
In May 2009 he was appointed Britain's Chief Scout. At 34, he was the youngest person to hold the position.
Third son, Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls, born January 15, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.
His father died in 2001.
He spends time as a motivational speaker.
Grylls owns an island on the Welsh coast, which includes a nature reserve, and lives on a converted barge on the River Thames with his wife Shara and their sons Jesse and Marmaduke.
Led the first unassisted crossing of the frozen North Atlantic Ocean in an open, rigid inflatable boat.
Is an avid skydiver.
In June 2005, Grylls broke a world record by hosting a dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,500 feet.
Broke his back in three places on a parachuting jump over Southern Africa.
Black Belt in Karate.
Climbed Mount Everest.
Served in the British Special Air Services (SAS).
"I remember collapsing to my knees and just crying and crying inside my mask as all those emotions from so long began to flow. Neil and myself, with our oxygen off, just hugged. It is an extraordinary place and you see the curvature of the earth at the edges and at 7.22am we watched as the dawn came up over all the land of Tibet 20,000 ft below." - On Climbing Everest.
I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it.
Americans are cool, if you show just a chink of vulnerability, they respond so much. They'll pat you on the arm and say, 'Hey kid, you're all right'. Brits will respond but they are much more cynical.