Bear Grylls Biography

Bear Grylls is a British explorer, actor, author, television host, and entrepreneur from the United Kingdom. Grylls rose to prominence after a series of exploits, and his television show Man vs. Wild (2006–2011) helped him become a household brand. In the United Kingdom and the United States, he also features in a variety of outdoor survival television shows, such as Bear Running Wild and The Island with Bear. Grylls was appointed Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories at the age of 35, a position he has held for the past two years.

How old is Bear Grylls? – Age

Michael Grylls is 48 years old as of 2022. He was born as Edward Michael Grylls on 7 June 1974 in London, England.

Where did Bear Grylls go to school? – Education

From the University of the West of England in Bristol and Birkbeck College, he received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and German.

Bear Grylls Wife – Family

Grylls is the son of Conservative politician Sir Michael Grylls and his wife Sarah Grylls. He was born in London, England. Lara Fawcett, Grylls’ older sister, is his only sibling. Both his grandfather, Neville Ford, and great-great-grandfather, William Augustus Ford, played first-class cricket.

Bear Grylls's photo
Bear Grylls’s photo

Why is Bear Grylls called Bear?

His real name is Edward Michael, but when he was a week old, his elder sister Lara Fawcett gave him the nickname.

Bear Grylls Wife | Married

Grylls is married to Shara Cannings Knight, and they have two children. Jesse (born 2003), Marmaduke (born 2006), and Huckleberry (born 2008) are the couple’s three sons (born 2009).

How tall is Bear? – Height

He is roughly 75 kg and stands about 6 feet (1.82 m) (165 lbs).

What is Grylls Salary?

He receives an estimated salary of $2 million and above yearly.

Grylls Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $24 million.

Bear Grylls Career

He then went on to star in the Emmy Award-nominated Discovery Channel series Man vs. Wild, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, with an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Since then, he’s hosted more extreme adventure TV shows on more global networks than anybody else, including five seasons of the worldwide hit show Running Wild with Bear Grylls. In Running Wild, Bear has taken some of the world’s most famous people on incredible adventures. President Barack Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet are just a handful of the celebrities on the list. He also hosts the Emmy Award-nominated interactive Netflix show You Vs Wild and the Emmy Award-nominated National Geographic landmark You Vs Wild.

He’s also received two BAFTAS for his Channel 4 show The Island with Grylls. Bear also escorted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the woods, breaking the record for the ‘world’s most trending broadcast event,’ with 3.6 BILLION impressions. Bear and MGM just teamed up with Amazon Prime to produce The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge, a global hit TV show.

Bear Grylls TV Shows and Movies

  • Running Wild
  • Breaking Point
  • Get Out Alive
  • The Island
  • World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji
  • Absolute Wild
  • Worst-Case Scenario
  • Running Wild
  • Ultimate Survival
  • Running Wild And President Barack Obama
  • El último superviviente
  • Dummy Series
  • Mission Survive
  • Masters of Survival
  • Britain’s Biggest Adventures
  • Escape to the Legion
  • Bear’s Mission Everest
  • Survival Sundays
  • Eco-Challenge 2019
  • Absolute Wild
  • Fine Dining
  • Treasure Island

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