The world knows Stephen hawking. Thanks to his great mind, the physicist is a global icon. The theoretical cosmologist is the director of Research at the University of Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. In his career, he has worked with great minds such as Roger Penrose and so many others.
Stephen Hawking Career Details
One of his biggest accomplishments includes solving the Black Hole Paradox. It is also known as Hawking’s Radiation. Some of his other achievements include sharing information about cosmology via quantum mechanics, theory of relativity etc.
Stephen Hawking Marriage Details With Wife And Kids
So, to such a genius, when did he marry? Did he have kids? Did he accumulate fortune while doing this? Gear on, the article is about to answer all those questions!
The physicist is a father of three and married twice. Well, in 1962, a young Stephen Hawking met Jane Beryl Wilde. The two became friends at first and started a relationship. A year later, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, but that did not hinder their relationship. They would later marry in 1965. Two years later, they welcomed their firstborn, Robert Hawking. The other two kids: Lucy Hawking and Timothy Hawking, were born in 1970 and 1979, respectively.
There were some difficulties in their marriage. In the 1980s, Jane started having an affair with instrumentalist Jonathan Hellyer. Stephen Hawking, on the other hand, also began a relationship with one of her servants-Elaine Mason. He would later move out of the home in 1990. It then took him five years to officially divorce Jane. He also married Elaine Mason that year. Jane would also move on and got married to the organist Jonathan Hellyer later.
Stephen Hawking Net Worth
In 2018 before his death, Stephen Hawking was worth USD 20 Million. Most of his earnings came from prestigious awards. Some of his prestigious awards include:
- Albert Einstein Award, 1978
- Princess of Asturia Award for Concord, 1989
- Adams Prize, 1996
- Fonesca Prize, 1996
- Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009
- Fundamental Physics Prize, 2012 (He bagged 3 Million Dollars for winning this).
His catalogue of books also contributes to his fortune. They have ended up selling millions of copies worldwide, making him both famous and rich. The physicist’s PhD thesis is being sold on Amazon for $85!