Ken Ham Net Worth 2020, Bio, Education, Career, and Achievement
Ken Ham is a renowned Christian Fundamentalist, Young Earth Creationist, and Apologetics. Though he is an Australian, he resides in the United States of America, where he founded Answers in Genesis (AIG).
Kenneth Alfred Ham was born on 20th October 1951 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. He was raised as a Christian all through his childhood and never strayed from its doctrines. His father, named Mervyn, was a high school principal in many schools throughout Queensland. He specialized in being a Christian instructor.
Ham attained his education from the Queensland Institute of Technology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences, having specialized in environmental biology. The Christian Fundamentalist later graduated with a Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland.
Moreover, winning a court battle over an $18 million tax repayment was not enough for Ham. Get this the Genesis creationist sold himself his theme park, which is worth $48 million for only $10. Talk of going through great lengths to avoid taxes.
The organization he used to acquire the park is a non-profit body registered to Ham. This move allows him not to be subjected to the new tax, which would allow the city officials to collect 50 cents from the sale of each ticket. The funds collected would have helped fund public schools and hospitals in the area.
Speaking on his love life, Ham is married to Marylin Ham. Together the couple has been blessed with five children. Four of his children are Danielle Johnson, Renee Hodge, Kristel Ham, and Jeremy Ham, the name of the fifth is yet to be known. They also have sixteen grandchildren. Ham has not disclosed much information about his past relationships.
His career path began shortly after graduating from college, where he got a job as a teacher at a high school in Brisbane. He only taught there for a short period before quitting after being dismayed by how some of his students believed the Bible to be fictional.
He started a business together with his wife, Creation Science Supplies, and Creation Science Educational Media Services. They supplied resourceful teaching materials on creationism to public schools in Queensland at the time. In 1980 Ham worked on a merger together with John Mackay and Carl Wieland. They formed the Creation Science Foundation (CSF).
As their workforce grew, Ham moved to America, working as a creationist speaker under the Institute of Creation Research in 1987. Ham gained popularity mainly with his Genesis creation lectures.
Ham teaches that the book of Genesis contains the truth about evolution and the earth’s existence. After serving with the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) for about seven years, Ham left the organization.
Ham collaborated again with Mark Looy and Mike Zovath, to establish Creation Science Ministries. In 1997 the organization rebranded to Answers in Genesis. Ham shortly after relocating to Kentucky, he built a start of the art museum known as the Creation Museum. The park also hosts a recreation of Noah’s Ark called the Ark Encounter.
Ham has garnered most of his wealth from his AIG ministry and the Creation Museum, which consists of the Ark Encounter. The Genesis themed creation park attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists.
The museum sits on land worth $48 million. His salary as the AIG CEO has not yet been disclosed to the public. However, speculations state that Ham could be taking home close to a million annually or even more. As of September 2020, His net worth, on the other hand, is estimated to be $55 million.
Follow him on Instagram@Ken Ham