Bear Grylls Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Bear Grylls Net Worth 2020- Adventurers are risk-takers and the saying that if you risk nothing you gain nothing is always their watchword. There are so many people who enjoy going for an adventure, to some, it’s their hobby but to others like Bear Grylls, it’s their life.
To be an adventurer, one must be smart, brave, creative, and well-talented.
Biography – Early Life/Personal Life
He was born to Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls on 7th June 1974, in Donaghadee region of Northern Ireland, and christened Edward Michael Grylls. His elder sister is named Lara Fawcett, and it was she who nicknamed him as Bear.
When he was four years old, his family shifted to Bembridge village on the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight. He was trained in climbing and sailing by his father when he was a child. He turned into a cub scout when he was eight years old.
In his youth, he trained in skydiving and also obtained a black belt in Shotokan karate.
Bear Grylls is a married man and a proud father of three children. He married his longtime girlfriend named Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. They have three sons – Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls, Jesse Grylls, and Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls.
Previously, Grylls pulled a stunt using his youngest child Jesse on August 2015. While on Saint Tudwai’s Island along the North Wales coast, the adventurer left his youngest son while the tide was approaching so he could be rescued by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).
After the rescue, Bear was faulted for using a little child for the stunt.
Despite his adventurous nature, Bear and his wife have been living together happily with their children. His family has been very supportive and there is no sign or news of divorce yet for the power couple.
He received education from institutions such as ‘Ludgrove School’ and ‘Eton College. He initiated the establishment of a mountaineering club in the ‘Eton College’.
Bear served in the British Army from 1994 – 1997. He was trained in winter warfare, unarmed combat, survival, climbing, parachuting, explosives, and desert warfare.
After his training, he was posted to North Africa twice as a survival instructor. However, his career ended in the army as a result of an accident he encountered in Kenya when his parachute refused to open. The incident caused a spinal injury which led him to undergo rehabilitation in order to recover.
Furthermore, after his recovery, Bear Grylls who once dreamt of climbing Mount Everest was able to make this dream a reality.
On May 16, 1998, the young adventurer became one of the youngest climbers to have achieved this remarkable feat and placed his name in the Guinness Book of Records.
Bear has carried out several expeditions ever since he started his adventure career. In a bid to raise money for the Lifeboat Institution in 2000, Bear led a team to circumnavigate the British Isles on jet Skis completing it in about 30 days.
A few years later, he led another team of five to cross the North Atlantic Ocean using a rigid inflatable boat.
In 2007, Grylls alongside Alan Veal the leader of the Royal navy Freefall Parachute Display Team and Davide Hempleman-Adams a mountaineer, set a new world record after they organized the highest open-air formal dinner party using a hot-air balloon at 25,000 feet above sea level.
Bear has carried out other expeditions including the Paramotoring over the Himalayas in 2007, Journey to Antarctica in 2008, Longest Indoor Freefall in 2008 and Northwest Passage Expedition in 2010.
Asides from his expeditions, Bear also hosts a television series titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls which was later changed to Man Vs Wild.
Grylls has written several books including Facing Up The Kid Who Climbed Everest, Facing the Frozen Ocean and Born Survivor: Bear Grylls. He released his autobiography titled Mud, Sweat, and Tears in 2012 among others.
Bear Grylls has a net worth of $20 million dollars.