Bear Grylls 2022 —Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Personal Life


Bear Grylls is a British adventurer and writer. Here is everything you need to know about Bear Grylls including his net worth, personal life and more.

Grylls is mainly known for the show “Man vs Wild” which he hosts. Let us have a look at Bear Grylls’ net worth, career, records, and much more. 

Bear Grylls Facts 

Birth PlaceLondon, England 
Father’s NameSir Michael Grylls 
Mother’s NameSarah Grylls 
Star SignPieces 
Net Worth (2022)$ 25 Million
Date of BirthJune 7, 1974
High SchoolEaton House, Ludgrove School 
Television  Debut 2005
Famous Music albums/ web series/ Movies“Man vs Wild”, Bear Grylls Wild Weekends,”  “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,”
PartnerShara Cannings Knight 
ChildrenThree Children
Social MediaInstagram

Bear Grylls Net Worth and Salary

Bear Grylls has a net worth of approximately $25 million as per Celebrity Networth. Most of his income comes from best-selling books of his, hosting television shows, endorsement deals and public appearances.

Bear Grylls Career 

Edward Michael Grylls aka Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely popular for his television series Man vs Wild. 

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Bear Grylls is a British adventurer and writer (Bear Grylls Survival Academy)

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies in 2002. After graduation, he went mountain hiking in the Himalayan mountains in West Bengal and Sikkim.

Grylls served in the British Army reserves from 1994 to 1997. He was a trooper trained in unarmed combat, desert warfare, winter warfare, explosives, parachuting, survival, and climbing. He was stationed in North Africa twice as a survival instructor.

He first appeared on television in an advertisement for deodorant, featuring his ascent of Mount Everest. Grylls filmed a four-part TV show in 2005, called “Escape to the Legion,” which followed Grylls and eleven other “recruits” as they took part in a shortened re-creation of the French Foreign Legion’s basic desert training in the Sahara.

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Bear Grylls first appeared on television in an advertisement for deodorant, featuring his ascent of Mount Everest (Indulge Express)

Since then he has starred in several other reality TV series such as “Bear Grylls Wild Weekends,” LBear Grylls: Breaking Point,” “Bear Grylls: Mission Service,” “Bear Grylls: Survival School,” “The Island with Bear Grylls,” “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” and more. 

His breakthrough came when he started hosting a series “Born Survivor: Bear Grylls,” (UK)/ “Man vs. Wild” (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and the United States)/”Ultimate Survival” (Europe, Asia, and Africa.) The series features Grylls dropped into inhospitable places, showing viewers how to survive.

Bear’s new series “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” premiered on NBC in 2014. 2020 marks the show’s fifth season. In this show, Grylls takes a list of celebrities like Brie Larson, Rajnikant and even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well and pushes them beyond their comfort zone. 


In 2020, Amazon Prime released Grylls’ latest show called “The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji,” which documents the world’s toughest race in Fiji. Sixty-six teams from 30 countries raced non-stop 24 hours a day for 11 days across 416 miles of terrain in Fiji.

330 people took part in the competition. They were competing for a $100,000 cash prize. The average temperature during the event was 82 degrees.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls premiered in July 2022 which is a spin-off series of Grylls’ long-running show. Outside of TV, Grylls works as a motivational speaker, giving speeches worldwide to corporations, churches, schools, and other organisations.

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Bear Grylls with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Running Wild with Bear Grylls show (The Guardian)

In July 2020, Grylls announced he was forming a digital network called The Bear Grylls Digital Network. It is slated to launch this fall. Grylls is the author of 15 books. He wrote six books about his extreme adventures. Grylls has also written a series of five children’s adventure books in his “Misson Survival” series. 

On May 26, 1998, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest, just 18 months after breaking three vertebrae in a parachuting accident.

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Bear Grylls has written several Children’s Books (Books, Life and Everything)

Bear Grylls Family and Personal Life

Bear Grylls was born on June 7, 1974, in London, England to parents Sir Michael Grylls who was a Conservative politician and Sarah Grylls. Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, who gave him the nickname ‘Bear’ when he was a week old.

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Bear Grylls with his father Michael Grylls (Factsc)

He comes from a family of strong cricketing background, his grandfather Neville Ford and great-great-grandfather William Augustus Ford, were both first-class cricketers. 

Grylls got married to Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. They have three sons named Jesse (born 2003), Marmaduke (born 2006) and Huckleberry (born 2009).

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Bear Grylls with his wife Shara Cannings Knight (Closer Magazine)

In August 2015, Grylls left his 11-year-old son Jesse on Saint Tudwal’s Island along the North Wales coast, as the tide approached, leaving him to be rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. (RNLI) as part of their weekly practice missions. Jesse was unharmed.

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Bear Grylls has three kids Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry (WikiBio)

Grylls is very much famous on social media with 5.2 million followers on Instagram. 

FAQs about Bear Grylls

What is Bear Grylls’ net worth?
Bear Grylls has a net worth of approximately $25 million 
How old is Bear Grylls?
Bear Grylls is 48 years old 
When did Bear make his television debut? 
Bear made his television debut in 2005.
Who is Bear married to?
Bear Grylls is married to Shara Cannings Knight
Does Bear have any children?
Yes Three Sons 

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