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Grylls is a British survivalist, writer, and television presenter who is best known for his television series Man vs. Wild. The Bear Grylls net worth figure is $10 million as of 2022.

Bear Grylls attends the AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss the television series "Running Wild With Bear Grylls"
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Early Life and Bio

Full NameEdward Michael “Bear” Grylls
Birth Date / AgeJune 7, 1974 / 47 Years Old
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Source of WealthTelevision
Relationship StatusMarried To Shara Cannings Knight
Height6 ft. 0 in. / 182 cm.
Net Worth$25 Million

Edward Michael Grylls was born in June of 1974 in London, England to parents Sir Michael Grylls and his wife Sarah “Sally” (née Ford). His father was a British Conservative politician until his death in 2001, while it’s not known what his mother did for a living.

Meanwhile, Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister by the name of Lara Fawcett. They actually come from a family of cricketers and grew up in Northern Ireland until Bear was four years old.

Then, the family moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. Grylls would end up attending Eaton House, Ludgrove School, and Eton College before graduating from Berkshire College with a 2:2 bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies.

Notably, Grylls served in the Territorial Army with 21 SAS as a trooper trained in, amongst other things, from 1994 to 1997. He was a survival instructor who was posted in North Africa.

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(L-R) British adventurers Ben Saunders, Monty Halls, Ray Mears, Bear Grylls and Ranulph Fiennes (stood front) pose with the one millionth Land Rover Discovery
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Bear Grylls Net Worth and Career

In 2006, Grylls made his debut on television in the form of Man vs. Wild on Discovery Channel.

Over the course of seven seasons, 73 episodes were aired showing Grylls tackling different survival obstacles. According to sources, Bear was making roughly $30,000 for each episode.

The other series that Grylls has starred in include Worst Case Scenario, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, and Escape from Hell, amongst a handful of others.

Furthermore, Bear has been a guest on dozens of notable talk shows such as The Oprah Winfrey ShowLate Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The survivalist has published many different works as well. Thus far, he has penned two autobiographies, an extreme guide to outdoor pursuits, a series of children’s adventure survival books, a pair of thriller novels, along with a Christian devotional.

Lastly, Bear Grylls Ventures and NM Capital purchased British Military Fitness in 2018. They re-branded it as “Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls”. It’s now Europe’s largest outdoor fitness company.

Bear Grylls Clothing

Many years ago, Grylls launched his own clothing and merchandise lines. Fans can head to his official website to purchase the products that are offered at this point in time. Otherwise, apparel can be purchased on outlets like Amazon and Walmart.

Bear Grylls Instagram and Twitter

Currently, the entertainer possesses an impressive 5 million Instagram followers. To go along with that, Bear has 1.4 million followers on his Twitter account as of May 2022.

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Personal Life

Grylls has been happily married to his wife Shara Cannings Knight since 2000. Together, the couple has three sons named Jesse (born 2003), Marmaduke (born 2006), and Huckleberry (born 2009).

Wildly, Grylls left his 11-year-old son Jesse on Saint Tudwal’s Island along the North Wales coast to be rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as part of their weekly practice missions.

Bear Grylls Net Worth

The Bear Grylls net worth figure of $10 million has been accumulated since his television debut in 2006. Since then, he has become the most recognizable outdoorsman on the planet.

His salary in addition to his other business ventures has led to Grylls amassing a solid fortune.

Bear Grylls FAQ

What is Bear Grylls’ real name?


The survivalist’s real birth name is Edward Michael Grylls. Interestingly, he was given the nickname “Bear” by his sister when he was just one week old according to The Guardian.

What celebrities have been on Bear Grylls?


Several A-list celebrities have made guest appearances on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Such names include Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Ben Stiller.

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Bear Grylls (L) and Discovery's Peter Liguori attend the premiere screening of Discovery Channel's ''LIFE''
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