Who’s Stephen Hawking’s son Robert Hawking? Wiki: Career, Net Worth

• Robert Hawking is a software engineer and son of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking
• His net worth is over $1 million
• He graduated from the University of Oxford and worked for Microsoft
• Stephen Hawking was a very famous scientist and suffered from ALS
• Robert took care of his father and was portrayed in the movie “The Theory of Everything”, which won numerous awards. After Stephen passed away, Robert returned to his job at Microsoft.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth $20 million
Date Of Birth January 8, 1942
Spouse Elaine Mason, Jane Hawking
Mark Often makes philosophical predictions regarding astrophysics
Fact Due to the American accent on his voice synthesizer, many people have no idea that he is really British. He has said he would like to replace it with a synthesizer with a British accent, but he has become so synonymous with his current one that he knows he can’t.

Who is Robert Hawking?

Robert Hawking was born in 1967 in the United Kingdom, and is a software engineer, but probably better known for being the son of high profile theoretical physicist, author, and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. He was known to have taken care of his father while he was suffering from Amylotrophic lateral Sclerosis or ALS, until his passing in 2018.

The Riches of Robert Hawking

How rich is Robert Hawking? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through success in his work in software. His net worth was also elevated by his father’s success, as Stephen had a net worth estimated at $20 million. As Robert continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career

Many believed that Robert would follow the footsteps of his father, who at the time of his birth was starting to make significant forays into science. Growing up, he developed an interest in science and even showcased a desire to become a scientist like his father. However, somewhere along the line he changed his mind, and decided that he would rather focus on software engineering.

He graduated from the University of Oxford, after which he moved to Canada for a while, working in the information and technology sector for several years, before moving to the US, and working for the high profile computer software company, Microsoft Corporation. Despite being far from his parents during his career, he maintained a closeness with his family. When his father began developing the symptoms of ALS, he returned to the UK to care for him.

Stephen Hawking and ALS

Stephen Hawking became very popular commercially thanks to releasing works on science in which he discusses his own theories, as well as his work on cosmology. He wrote the book “A Brief History of Time” which would break the record on the British Sunday Times best-seller list – 237 weeks. Some of his works include the Hawking radiation theory which states that black holes emit radiation, the theory of cosmology which was a mix of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He discovered sometime in his life that he had a rare slowly progressing form of motor neurone disease, called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease due to how it was first highly documented on the professional baseball player. Over many years, the disease slowly paralyzed Stephen, and he eventually loss his speech. In order to communicate, he was given a speech-generating device which could be used through a hand held switch or a single cheek muscle. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 76.

In Popular Culture

While his father developed popularity for his scientific theories, and spread awareness of his degenerative disease, Robert stayed in the background, but taking care of his father, praised by his mother for doing things for his father that children shouldn’t have to do. Details of his life with his father were eventually released through his mother’s book entitled “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen”, which would become a part of the biographical film entitled “The Theory of Everything”, in which Robert was portrayed by Oliver Payne and Tom Prior, also starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking and Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking.

The film proved very successful, earning great reviews and praise for numerous aspects of the production. The music, cinematography and performances of the lead actors earned a lot of attention, later winning Redmayne an Academy Award for Best Actor, while Jones was  nominated as Best Actress, and the film for Best Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as 10 British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) nominations , winning Best Leading Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Outstanding British Film.


Roberts’ father passed away during the 139th anniversary of Einstein’s birth, and his funeral was attended by numerous high-profile personalities including the stars of “The Theory of Everything”. Tributes were paid by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, astronaut Tim Peake, astronomer Royal Martin Rees, and Nobel Prize winner Kip Thorne. His epitaph includes the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy equation. According to reports, he died peacefully at his home – his final research study was about the origin of the universe. Since his passing, Robert has quietly receded into the background and continued his work in software with Microsoft in Seattle, Washington State. Robert is married and has two children but no details of them have been shared publicly.

General Info

Full Name Stephen Hawking
Net Worth $20 million
Date Of Birth January 8, 1942
Height 1.69 m
Profession Astrophysicist, Cosmologist, Screenwriter, Science writer, Author, Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Actor
Education Trinity Hall, Cambridge, University of Oxford, St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans School, Hertfordshire
Nationality British


Spouse Elaine Mason, Jane Hawking
Children Lucy Hawking, Robert Hawking, Timothy Hawking
Parents Frank Hawking, Isobel Hawking
Siblings Mary Hawking, Philippa Hawking, Edward Hawking


Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom, Copley Medal, Wolf Prize in Physics, Albert Einstein Medal, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, Albert Einstein Award, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Hughes Medal, Eddington Medal, Franklin Medal, Fonseca Prize, Adams Prize, Dannie Heineman Prize for…
Movies A Brief History of Time, Hawking, Beyond the Horizon, Fate of the Universe
TV Shows Stephen Hawking’s Universe, TV Offal, Masters of Science Fiction, Genius of Britain, Brave New World with Stephen Hawking, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design, Genius by Stephen Hawking, London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Enlightenment, Stephen Hawking: Maste…

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# Marks / Signs
1 Often makes philosophical predictions regarding astrophysics
2 His computerized voice box for communicating


# Quote
1 The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
2 The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.
3 [on the Star Trek warp engine] I’m working on that.
4 However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
5 Women. They are a complete mystery.
6 By the age of fourteen, I knew I wanted to do Physics because it was the most fundamental of the sciences.
7 [from “A Brief History of Time” (1989)] However, if we discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just by a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we should know the mind of God.
8 [from A Brief History of Time (1991)] Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
9 Some of our greatest catastrophes have been caused by people talking, and some by people not talking.
10 My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all.
11 We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
12 To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
13 I think that computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.


# Fact
1 Featured in television commercials for Jaguar autos in the UK in 2016.
2 He has an Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number of 8, which ties him with Karl Schaffer for the lowest known EBS number on the planet.
3 Due to the American accent on his voice synthesizer, many people have no idea that he is really British. He has said he would like to replace it with a synthesizer with a British accent, but he has become so synonymous with his current one that he knows he can’t.
4 Has admitted to having been quite lazy in his youth and notes that during his four years at Oxford, he did about 1000 hours of work (equating to about an hour-and-a-half for each day.) This earned him the ire of his teachers. At the end of his four years, the deans weren’t sure if he deserved a first-class or second-class degree, due to the quality of his work. Hawking said that a first-class degree would get him into Cambridge; otherwise he’d have to stay at Oxford for his graduate work. The deans gave him a first-class degree.
5 Mentioned in the song “Real Love” by Yes.
6 His electronic voice was used in Pink Floyd’s song “Keep Talking”.
7 Hawking has been portrayed by actors including Benedict Cumberbatch (in the 2004 TV movie Hawking) and Eddie Redmayne (in The Theory of Everything). Hawking has appeared as himself in shows including “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Simpsons,” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
8 Was not a particularly good student until he started studying science in school.
9 Is a big fan of ‘Star Trek’.
10 Hawking is a big fan of Marilyn Monroe. His 60th birthday celebration included an appearance by a Marilyn Monroe impersonator.
11 He has one grandchild.
12 He and his first wife, Jane Wilde, had three children: Robert (b. 1967), Lucy (b. 1969) and Timothy (b. 1979).
13 Has played himself in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Simpsons (1989), Futurama (1999) and The Big Bang Theory (2007).
14 Is a fan of Doctor Who (1963) and Red Dwarf (1988).
15 The only person ever to play himself in any Star Trek film or series.
16 He appeared as guest star in a Star Trek episode, and asked the crew to make a tour of the Enterprise. When he saw the warp drive, he said “I’m working on that…”.
17 Acquired (the incurable) amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in the early 1960s. Can now barely move or talk…but can yet think. And humankind continues as beneficiary of this man’s brilliance.
18 Occupies the same post, as Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, as was earlier occupied by Sir Isaac Newton.
19 Has been awarded many honorary degrees and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.
20 He was awarded the Companion of Honour in the 1989 Queen’s Honours List for his services to science.
21 Was born exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo.
22 Received an honorary B.A. degree from Oxford University, and a Ph.D from Cambridge, (1981), Notre Dame (1982) and New York University (1982). Received a First Class honours degree from Oxford (1962) and a Ph.D from Cambridge, (1966). [1978]
23 He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1982 Queen’s Honours List for his services to science.




Title Year Status Character
The Big Bang Theory 2012-2016 TV Series Stephen Hawking
Dr. Stephen Hawking
Anyone Can Quantum 2016 Short Stephen Hawking
London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Enlightenment 2012 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Futurama 2000-2011 TV Series Stephen Hawking
The Simpsons 1999-2010 TV Series Stephen Hawking
How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds 2010 Short Narrator (voice)
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs 2008 Video Stephen Hawking’s Head (voice)
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1993 TV Series Stephen Hawking


Title Year Status Character
Stephen Hawking’s Fate of the Universe 2017 Documentary filming
Hawking 2013 Documentary written by
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
Beyond the Horizon 2009 Documentary
Reality on the Rocks 1995 TV Series documentary book “A Brief History of Time”
A Brief History of Time 1991 Documentary book


Title Year Status Character
Devil Hunters consultant: theoretical physics announced


Title Year Status Character
La força de la vida. El making of del disc i del llibre de La Marató 2013 TV Movie thanks
Naked Science 2009 TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode
Big Nothing 2006 thanks – as Professor Stephen Hawking
TV Offal 1997-1998 TV Series special thanks – 7 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
How the Universe Works 2010 TV Series documentary Himself – Phd., Theoretical Physicist
Quantum Roulette 2009 Documentary Himself
The Challenge of Quantum Reality 2009 Video documentary Himself (as Professor Stephen Hawking)
Beyond the Horizon 2009 Documentary Himself
The One Show 2008 TV Series Himself
TEDTalks 2008 TV Series Himself
Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Masters of Science Fiction 2007 TV Series Himself – Host
The Culture Show 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The 11th Hour 2007/I Documentary Himself – Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University
Last Days on Earth 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die Invasion der Ideen 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
TalkAsia 2006 TV Series Himself
Beckmann 2005 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
Horizon 1996-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Alien Planet 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Naked Science 2004 TV Series documentary Himself – Cosmologist
This Week 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2003 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
60 Minutes 2003 TV Series documentary Himself – Physicist (segment “Stephen Hawking”)
The Sky at Night 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Campus, le magazine de l’écrit 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Offal 1997-1998 TV Series Himself – Introduction
Bioperfection: Building a New Human Race 1998 TV Movie Himself
‘Red Dwarf’ A-Z 1998 TV Movie Himself (as Prof. Stephen Hawking)
Stephen Hawking’s Universe 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Great Composers 1997 TV Series documentary Scientist
The Big Question 1996 TV Series Himself
The Colours of Infinity 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Reality on the Rocks 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Science of Star Trek 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of ‘A Brief History of Time’ 1992 TV Short documentary Himself
Time Travel: The Next Frontier 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Brief History of Time 1991 Documentary Himself
The Astronomers 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
God, the Universe and Everything Else 1988 Video Himself
Creation of the Universe 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stephen Hawking’s Fate of the Universe 2017 Documentary filming Himself
The University 2016 Documentary Himself – Interviewee
GENIUS by Stephen Hawking 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Destination Mars 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hubble’s Cosmic Journey 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – Cosmologist
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 TV Special documentary Himself – Presenter: Special Visual Effects (as Professor Stephen Hawking)
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014 Himself (as Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series Himself
Stephen Hawking’s Science of the Future 2014 TV Series Himself – Narrator / Himself – Presenter
Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 TV Movie Himself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor 2013 TV Movie Himself (as Professor Stephen Hawking)
Hawking 2013 Documentary Himself
South at Six 2013 TV Series Himself
The Unbelievers 2013 Documentary Himself
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking 2011-2012 TV Series Himself – Host
Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Surviving Progress 2011 Documentary Himself – Theoretical Physicist
Curiosity 2011 TV Series documentary Himself – Host
The Creation Question: A Curiosity Conversation 2011 TV Movie Himself
Beautiful Equations 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World 2010 TV Series documentary Himself – Presenter
CERN neboli Továrna na absolutno 2010 Documentary Himself (voice)

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