Quick Facts of Bear Grylls

  • Full NameBear Grylls
  • Net Worth$20 million
  • Date of Birth07 June, 1974
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceDonaghadee, Country Down, Northern Ireland
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionAdventurer, writer and television presenter
  • Nationality British
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Grey
  • SpouseShara Cannings Knight
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Horoscope Gemini
Bear Grylls

Short Description of Bear Grylls

Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls is an Ulster-born British adventurer, television presenter, and writer. He is globally renowned for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011), originally named Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom. In 2006, The Discovery Channel handed Grylls the opportunity to present the show Man vs. Wild. On the show, Grylls detects locations where he seems people may often get lost or face danger.

He then puts himself in those areas and presents the audience what kinds of things they can do to secure their survival. He worked in the British Special Air Services (SAS). Grylls has entertained the Discovery series called Worst Case Scenario. He is now 42 years old.

Quick Facts of  Bear Grylls

Full Name  Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls
Date of birth  7 June 1974
Age  42
Nickname  Bear
Marital Status Married
Birthplace Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland
Ethnicity White Irish
Religion Christian
Profession Chief Scout, Adventurer, Author, Motivational speaker, Television presenter
Active Year 1996- Present
Eye colour Grey
Hair color  Brown
Build Athletic
Nationality  Northern Irish
Father  Sir Michael Grylls 
Mother  Lady Sarah Grylls
Siblings  Lara Fawcett
Spouse  Shara Cannings Knight
Height 5feet 10 inches
Weight 72 Kg
Education  Ludgrove School, Eton College, the University of West of England, University of London
Online Presence  Official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Net Worth $ 20 million

 Early Life and Education

Recalling his past life, the adventurer puts his first step on the earth on 7 June 1974 as Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland under the birth sign Gemini. He raised up in Donaghadee until the age of four, when his family went to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.

Moreover, he is the son of Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls. His religion is Christianity. He belongs to the White Irish ethnicity. He is the holder of Northern Irish nationality. Well, Grylls’ father was a Conservative politician who was involved in the cash-for-questions affair. His father died in 2001. And his mother is the daughter of cricketer and businessman Neville Ford and politician Patricia Ford, shortly an Ulster Unionist Party MP.

Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, who provided him the nickname ‘Bear’.He was educated at Ludgrove School and Eton College. Bear was certified from the University of West of England. Also, he certified with a degree, obtained part-time, in Hispanic studies in 2002 from the University of London. He is an avid skydiver. He has Black Belt in Karate.


Moving into his career, he initially served in the British Army with 21 SAS from 1994-19997. Besides, he got the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve in 2004.

Moreover, Grylls has appeared in several television shows. Some of his popular shows are ‘Bear Grylls: Face the Wild’, ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’, ‘Survivor Games with Bear Grylls’ and many more. In the year 2016, he won the TV Personality of the Year Award.

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Personal Life

Entering into his personal life, his current marital status is married. Grylls married Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. The duo has three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke Mickey Percy, and Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls. Therefore, he has not been spotted with any other girlfriends. Moreover, Bear is also an active philanthropist, having served with numerous charities. Similarly, he broke his back in three places on a parachuting jump over Southern Africa. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Discussing his physical features, he is endowed with athletic body figure. He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches with weight 72 kg. He has grey eyes and brown hair color.

Net Worth

Being a famous Tv personality, Bear collects a decent amount. Moreover, he an average net worth of $20 million. However, he has not disclosed his exact salary towards the media. He is available on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and Instagram.