Who is Alice Young?
Alice Young was born in 1958, in the United States of America, and is a mathematical physicist, but perhaps better recognized for being the wife of astrophysicist and television personality Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is best known for his work in the series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” which is a successor to the 1980 Carl Sagan series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”.
The Riches of Alice Young
How rich is Alice Young? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated at over $2 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Meeting Neil
Little information is known about Alice’s childhood, family, and her aspirations. It is known that she developed a strong interest in the sciences at a young age, and as a result pursued studies related to deeper fields of science. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Rice University and completed her undergraduate degree there. Wanting to continue her studies, she then enrolled at the University of Texas to complete a PhD in mathematical physics., which was where she met Neil during a relativity class. He was immediately attracted to her, but apparently she didn’t take much notice of him until much later. She mentioned in an interview that it was because he was a back of the classroom type of guy. while she was a front row girl. He eventually left graduate school due to issues of racism, while she completed her PhD in 1985. However, the two had already started dating.
Husband – Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Neil DeGrasse started working at the Hayden Planetarium as the staff scientist, while also working at Princeton University as a research scientist and lecturer. After a few years with Hayden, he became the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. He also founded the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, where he also served as a research associate. He oversaw the $210 million reconstruction project of the Planetarium as it director.
He also wrote numerous works, which would help raise his popularity, including “Death by Black Hole” and “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”; most of his books were expansions of monthly essays he did for the magazine “Natural History” as a part of the Universe column. In 2001, he started serving with the government, and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his work with the Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He also became the host of the television show “NOVA ScienceNow”, before working on the television series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”. He is a recipient of the Public Welfare Medal from the US National Academy of Sciences, and also hosts the weekly podcast entitled “StarTalk”.
Relationships and Marriage
While not a lot of details have been shared about their relationship, it is known that Young and Tyson married in 1988, three years after meeting in graduate class. The couple have two children together, with their first child named after the smallest of Uranus’ five major moons Miranda. They family reside in Lower Manhattan – he is known to have a wine collection, being a wine enthusiast that has been featured in several publications such as “The World of Fine Wine”.
Neither had married before meeting each other, but did relationships, with Neil briefly dating someone in graduate school before meeting Alice. Since getting married, she’s been highly supportive of his work, and the two are often seen attending various events together, at film premieres, galas, and even big events such as the Grammy Awards. They are also seen in photographs with their children, and they describe their family relationship as happy. There haven’t been any rumors indicating negativity or tension with the family.
Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Young’s husband was accused several times of sexual misconduct; following the Weinstein effect, a series of women came forward with their own stories of sexual misconduct often from men of fame or in power. With Weinstein convicted for his actions, numerous other women stepped forward to try and pull executives as well as other celebrities from their place. The movement was called #MeToo on social media, and the actions were good in helping rid people who have harassed many in the past. Other men have found themselves to be victims in the propagating of false rumors and stories.
Neil would be one of the recent accused, with one women from his graduate school, the same woman he had a brief relationship with, accusing him of drugging and raping her back in the 1980s. Soon several women came forward, with one stating that he felt her up during a public event, and another believing that she was being seduced when she was invited to his home. He wrote a lengthy article addressing each of these incidents, and apologizing for anything that was misinterpreted, while discrediting other accusations including the alleged rape. Many have come forward in his support, stating that a lot of these stories are without credibility.