Source of Wealth: Science, TV, ResearchAge: 61Birth Place: Manhattan, New York City, United StatesMarital Status: MarriedFull Name: Neil deGrasse TysonNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: October 5, 1958Ethnicity: Black AmericanOccupation: Astrophysicist, Science communicatorEducation: Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University Children: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the author of several Physics books and a column in Natural History magazine. Under the administration of former President George W. Bush, he was appointed to work on the Commission On The Future Of The United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004, he served on the President’s Commission On Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. Later on, he was given the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal which is the highest civilian recognition awarded by NASA.
Currently, he serves as the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. He is also a research associate at the astrophysics department of the American Museum of Natural History. In August 2011, he was reported to be the new host of a new sequel of the TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.