Bear Grylls Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Jan, 2018
Facts of Bear Grylls
Date of Birth: 1974 , June-7
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Bear Grylls
Birth Name Edward Michael Grylls
Nick Name "Bear"
Father Michael Grylls
Mother Sarah Grylls
Nationality Ameriacn
Ethnicity White
Profession Adventurer, Television Personality
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown-Dark
Weight in KG 77 KG
Married Yes
Married to Shara Grylls (m. 2000)
Children Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls, Jesse Grylls, Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls
Education Eton College
Awards William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2004
TV Show Man vs Wild, Survivoer Game
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Bear Grylls, a Northern Irish adventurer and TV presenter, is known for hosting reality series Man Vs. Wild. Man Vs. Wild is originally titled, Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, which released in the UK. From 2006-11, it aired worldwide on Discovery Chanel. 

Grylls currently serves as a motivational speaker worldwide to corporations, churches, schools and various organizations. 

Early Life and Career

Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls popularly known by his short name as Bear Grylls was born on 7 June 1974. He was born in County Down, Northern Ireland of United Kingdom. His nationality is British who is a wonderful adventurer, TV personality and writer.

He is the popular face seen in Man vs Wild. He has made a wonderful presence within various types of Wildness survival television. He became a youngest chief scout in the UK at the age of 35. His father is a politician.

Bear is the follower of Christianity. He always loves to experience new things as well as loves adventures. He states his father for this source of inspiration and mother as a motivator.

His TV shows are also increasing his popularity because of that his high followers are also additionally attracted towards his work. Bears and his relationship status are really interesting.

He had his former education at Ludgrove University and after his completion of his high school, he joined Eton College. He also started helping the very 1st mountaineering club during his college days.

He further joined the Birbeck University of London as for the completion of his graduate degree and also started working within the part-time job.

Later, he got graduation degree from the University of West of England due to not completion of his graduation from the previous university.

He learned climbing and sail from his father as well as additionally joined to the military service that was hired as an Indian Army while he was hiked within Sikkim and West Bengal.

Personal Life

Bear Grylls is a married man. He is married to Shara Canning Knight since 2000. They have three sons together. In August 2015, it was reported that he deserted his young son, Jesse on Saint Tudwal’s Island along the North Wales coast. 

He loves traveling and learning about wildlife during his free time. He also loves spending his time with his wife and children.

Net Worth and Charities

Bear Grylls’ current net worth is $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He used to earn $30K per episode from his survivor adventure series Man vs Wild.

The show aired from 2006-11 on Discovery channel. He also earns a hefty amount of money from his online store where he sells adventure gears and bag packs.

Grylls has also earned money working as a motivational speaker. He has also involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.

Bear Grylls has an $8 million lavish house in St. Tudwal’s Island. Grylls drives a $36500 Land Rover, Triumph Tiger 800 XC ($19000). He is 5 feet 11 inch tall with a balanced and proper weight. 

Bear is also involved in various charity and various organizations. Since he is an animal lover he is involved in various campaigns related to animals right and their protection of inhabitant. He has also presented at a various national level and international seminars to address these types of issues.