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British Adventurer and Television Host Bear Grylls net worth is estimated at $25 million. Grylls, famous for his survival shows, especially Man vs. Wild, is a successful television presenter, survivalist instructor, adventurer, and businessman.

Full Name Edward Michael Grylls
Net Worth $25 million
Age 49
Date of Birth and Place June 07, 1974 / London, England
Occupations(s) Adventurer and Television Presenter
Nationality British
Marital Status Married with 3 children

Who is Bear Grylls?

Bear Grylls in wild
Bear Grylls OBE is the youngest Chief Scout in the United Kingdom and has held the post since 2015 (Image Source: Bear Grylls Survival Academy)

Bear Grylls OBE is the youngest Chief Scout in the United Kingdom and has held the post since 2015. Source: Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

Born on June 07, 1974, Bear Grylls is an adventurer and television presenter who has made a name for himself with daring adventures that have seen him thrust into the wilderness while he does what is necessary to survive. Grylls has had an adventurous streak since he was a child. He learned to sail from his father, Sir Michael Grylls, who was in the British Royal Squadron. By the time he was in his teens, he had learned to skydive and was a second dan blackbelt in Shotokan Karate.

After graduating from university, Grylls went hiking in the Himalayan Mountains and joined the Territorial Army, serving with the 21 SAS as a trooper. His time in the army was brief due to an accident in Kenya when his parachute refused to open. Eighteen months later, he reached the summit of Mount Everest at 23, becoming one of the youngest people at the time to reach the peak. Since then, it has been one adventure to another. He led a team that circumnavigated the British Isles in 2000 using jet skis and rowed naked in a bathtub across the Thames; both were for charitable causes.

He has also attempted several other adventures, such as the unassisted crossing of the North Atlantic on an open inflatable boat, having the highest open-air dinner party at 25,000 ft, flying a Parajet paramotor over the Himalayas to reach a peak of 29,500 feet, going to Antarctica, setting the record for longest indoor freefall with 97 minutes, etc. Most of his adventures have been to raise awareness for charities such as Global Angels, The Prince Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, etc.

Wife’s Name Shara Cannings Knight
Children Jesse, Marmaduke, Huckleberry
Education University of the West of England, Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Studies
Hobbies Mountaineering, Karate, Swimming, Playing Piano, and Writing
Height 6 feet (182 cm)
Weight 165 lbs (75 kg)
Zodiac Sign Gemini

The daring nature of his adventures has attracted public attention leading to several TV shows, either as host or guest. He has appeared on The Oprah Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman, etc. He has also hosted several shows, the most popular being Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival. The show aired on Discovery Channel for seven seasons between 2006 and 2011. Grylls left due to a contract dispute.

What is Bear Grylls’ Net Worth in 2023?

Bear Grylls has a net worth of $25 million, which he accumulated through a successful career as a survival instructor, TV presenter, and writer documenting his experiences. This estimates his net worth as a British businessman who does not publish his finances.

Here is a more in-depth look at his wealth and different income sources.

Television Shows

Bear Grylls has been featured in multiple shows centered around his survivalist adventures. These include Escape to the Legion, Man vs. Wild or Born Survivor, and Bear’s Wild Weekend. Worst-Case Scenario, Get Out Alive, Escape from Hell, The Island, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Mission Survive, Survivor Games, and many others. He also did an interactive series on Netflix titled You vs. Wild and presented the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime Video. All these television shows and deals with streamers contribute substantially to Grylls net worth. 


Grylls is also a prolific writer who has been able to turn all his real-life adventures into books depicting the experience. The first book he wrote was Facing Up or The Kid Who Climbed Everest, which described his accomplishment climbing Everest at 23. Since then, he has written other books such as Facing the Frozen Ocean, Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography, True Grit, the Mission Survival series, Never Give Up, etc. Beyond autobiographies and non-fiction, he has also written novels, motivational books, and guides for the outdoorsy. In some cases, the books accompany his shoes. With more than 15 books to his credit, Grylls is a prolific and successful writer who has made a substantial income from the books.

Other Sources of Income

Bear Grylls is also a motivational speaker who has given speeches in various settings such as churches, corporate organizations, schools, etc. As a famed adventurer, he has endorsed several brands, including Harolds, Post Trail Mix Crunch, Cereal, and Air New Zealand.

The TV presenter and adventurer also owns an outdoor fitness company, Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls. The company operates group fitness classes in more than 100 locations in the UK, and the trainers are usually serving or former members of the British Armed Forces who also have fitness training qualifications.

The Bottom Line: Grylls Living to His Nickname

Originally named Edward Michael, Grylls was nicknamed Bear by his elder sister, and the name has stuck with him ever since. The adventurer has an affinity for the outdoors and wilderness which is evident in the fact that he owns St Tudwal’s Island West, a small private island in Wales. He had owned the island since 2001 before his net worth reached $25 million.Bear Grylls is one of the richest adventurers. For additional information about other British television stars, check out article on Top Gear’s James May.

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