Who is Robert Hawking?
Robert Hawking is probably best known for being the eldest child of the late, renowned English scientist, theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, who is widely recognized not only for his works relating to the black holes, but for being the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology’s director of research, and University of Cambridge’s Lucasian Professor of Mathematics as well. Stephen Hawking is also well known for his publications, including novels such as “A Brief History of Time”, “Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays” and “The Universe in a Nutshell”. Apart from being famous because of his father’s scientific reach, Robert Hawking is also known for his own successful endeavors as a software engineer, currently working for the Microsoft Corporation.
Robert Hawking’s Early Life, Family and Education
Robert George Hawking was born under the zodiac sign of Leo in May 1967, in the UK, the eldest of three children of author and teacher Jane Wilde, and the abovementioned Stephen Hawking. His mother graduated from Westfield College of the University of London majoring in languages, prior to earning her PhD in 1981 in medieval Spanish poetry. Robert’s father, Stephen Hawking attended St Albans School before enrolling at the University of Oxford from which he graduated in 1961, obtaining his first-class Bachelor’s degree in physics. In 1966 he was awarded his PhD in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge.
Robert’s parents first met in 1962, shortly before Stephen was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – also referred to as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – in 1963, and they began their relationship, a year later becoming engaged, tying the knot in July 1965. Due to his professional engagements as well as his physical condition, their marriage suffered a crisis, and after 25 years of marriage the couple separated in 1990 which resulted in divorce in 1995. Robert’s father Stephen passed away on the 14th March 2018 in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For his major contribution to science, he was honored with several prestigious titles by the British royal family including the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH), the Order of the British Empire (CBE) as well as with the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) and the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Robert is of white ethnicity, and has has two younger siblings – a sister named Lucy born in 1970 who is a journalist, novelist and an educator, and a brother named Timothy born in 1979 who serves as the Brand Development Manager for The Lego Group.
Having his father as a role model, Robert Hawking initially became quite interested in science during his early years, but later decided to guide his education towards engineering, and enrolled at the University of Oxford from which he graduated, majoring in software engineering.
There aren’t yet many available relevant details about the career and the professional reach of Robert Hawking, except that he is currently working for the American multinational tech giant – the Microsoft Corporation, which he serves as a software engineer.
Robert Hawking’s Personal Life
Despite being a son of a globally renowned scientist, and being featured in a popular motion picture, Robert Hawking has managed to keep his personal life quite private and far from the mass media’s attention. However, although there isn’t much relevant data about Robert’s private life, it has been publically acknowledged that he is a married man and a father of two children. Alongside his wife Jane, son and daughter, he currently resides in Seattle, Washington State USA.
Details about Robert personal appearance and his body measurements haven’t been publicly disclosed so far, except that he has a brown hair and brown eyes. Adding to the lack of transparency, Robert is not active on any social media networks either.
Robert Hawking’s Salary & Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 51-year-old software engineer has accumulated so far? How rich Robert Hawking is? Well, the exact amount of Robert’s wealth hasn’t been publically disclosed so far, but taking into consideration that earlier this year, after his father’s death, Robert alongside his mother and siblings inherited a sum of almost $60 million, it is estimated that Robert Hawking’s wealth, as of late 2018, revolves around the sum of at least $5 million. In addition to his professional engagements within the Microsoft Corporation with an estimated salary of over $150,000, it can be concluded that the size of Robert Hawking’s net worth figures around quite an impressive amount of money.
In 2014, Robert was also featured in James Marsh’s biographical drama movie about the Hawking family, based on his mother’s memoirs entitled “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen”, and named “The Theory of Everything”. The movie, in which Eddie Redmayne starred as Stephen, Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking while Robert was portrayed by Tom Prior, was a genuine commercial success and received warm critiques and audience’s reception. It was honored not only by the prestigious Academy Award, but with the box office record of more than $35.8 million as well. It is possible that this venture made a notable impact on Robert Hawking’s net worth.