Bear Grylls Bio, Age, Family, Shows, Military, Expeditions and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Bear Grylls. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Bear Grylls do for a living?
  2. Who are Bear Grylls’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Bear Grylls’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Bear Grylls married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Bear Grylls have any children?
  6. Where is Bear Grylls now?
  7. How tall is Bear Grylls?
  8. How much money does Bear Grylls earn?
  9. What is Bear Grylls’s net worth?

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Who is Bear Grylls?

Bear Grylls OBE is a British adventurer, writer, television presenter, and businessman. Grylls first drew attention after embarking on a number of adventures and then became widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild from 2006 to 2011.

He has also been involved in a number some wilderness survival television series in the UK and US, such as Running Wild with Bear Grylls and The Island with Bear Grylls. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories at age 35, a post he has held for a second term since 2015.

Bear Grylls’s Career


Grylls entered television work with an appearance in an advertisement for Sure deodorant, featuring his ascent of Mount Everest. Grylls was also used by the UK Ministry of Defence to head the Army’s anti-drugs TV campaign and featured in the first-ever major advertising campaign for Harrods. Grylls has been a guest on numerous talk shows including Friday Night with Jonathan RossThe Oprah Winfrey ShowLate Night with Conan O’BrienThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoAttack of the Show!Late Show with David LettermanJimmy Kimmel Live! and Harry Hill’s TV Burp. Grylls recorded two advertisements for Post’s Trail Mix Crunch Cereal, which aired in the US from January 2009.

A Photo of Bear Grylls
A Photo of Bear Grylls

He also appeared as a “distinguished instructor” in Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Academy in a webisode named “Survival in the Modern Era”. He appeared in a five-part web series that demonstrates urban survival techniques and features Grylls going from bush to bush. He also has marketed the Alpha Course, a course on the basics of the Christian faith. In 2013, Grylls appeared in an airline safety video for Air New Zealand entitled Bear Essentials of Safety, filmed against the backdrop of the Routeburn Track on the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. In 2014, Grylls appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.


Grylls’ first book, Facing Up (UK)/The Kid Who Climbed Everest (US), described his expedition and achievements climbing to the summit of Mount Everest. His second was Facing the Frozen Ocean. His third book Born Survivor: Bear Grylls was written to accompany the TV series of the same name. He also wrote an extreme guide to outdoor pursuits, titled Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures. In 2012, Grylls released his autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography, followed by A Survival Guide for Life in late 2012 and True Grit in 2013.

Grylls also wrote the Mission Survival series of children’s adventure survival books titled: Mission Survival: Gold of the GodsMission Survival: Way of the WolfMission Survival: Sands of the ScorpionMission Survival: Tracks of the Tiger, and Mission Survival: Claws of the Crocodile. He has written two thriller novels based on his character Will Jaeger; Ghost Flight released in 2015 and Burning Angels in 2016. Later in 2019, Grylls published a Christian devotional titled Soul Fuel.

Escape to the Legion

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. The show was first broadcast in the UK on Channel 4, and in the US on the Military Channel.

Worst Case Scenario

In 2010, Grylls came out with a new project titled Worst-Case Scenario which aired on Discovery in the US. It is based on popular books of the same name. Twelve episodes were produced before the show was canceled.

Escape from Hell

In Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell, he reveals the true-life stories of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary situations of survival. The six-episode series premiered on the Discovery Channel in the UK on 4 October 2013, and in the US on 11 November 2013.

Born Survivor/Man vs. Wild

The show has featured stunts including Grylls climbing cliffs, parachuting from helicopters, balloons, and planes, paragliding, ice climbing, running through a forest fire, wading rapids, eating snakes, wrapping his urine-soaked T-shirt around his head to help stave off the desert heat, drinking urine saved in a rattlesnake skin, drinking fecal liquid from elephant dung, eating deer droppings, wrestling alligators, field dressing a camel carcass and drinking water from it, eating various “creepy crawlies” [insects], using the corpse of a sheep as a sleeping bag and flotation device, free climbing waterfalls and using a bird guano/water enema for hydration.

Grylls hosts a series titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls for the British Channel 4 and broadcast as Man vs. Wild in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and the United States, and as Ultimate Survival on the Discovery Channel in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The series features Grylls dropped into inhospitable places, showing viewers how to survive. Man vs. Wild debuted in 2006, and its success led it to last seven seasons over five years. In March 2012, the Discovery Channel dropped Grylls from its lineup because of a contractual dispute, although he has subsequently worked with them again.

How Old is Bear Grylls?

Grylls was born on June 7, 1974, in London. He is currently 46 years old.

Bear Grylls‘s Family

Who are Bear Grylls’s parents?

Grylls’ parents are named Sir Michael Grylls who is a conservative politician and Sarah Grylls.

Does Bear Grylls have siblings?

Grylls has an elder sister named Lara Fawcett who gave him the nickname Bear while Grylls was 10 years old.

Bear Grylls‘s Education

Grylls studied at Eaton House, Ludgrove School, and Eton College, where he helped start its first mountaineering club. He studied Spanish and German at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and at Birkbeck College, where he graduated with a 2:2 bachelor’s degree, obtained part-time, in Hispanic studies in 2002.

Bear Grylls‘s wife

Grylls married Shara Cannings Knight in 2000.

Bear Grylls‘s Children – Kids

three sons named Jesse (born 2003), Marmaduke (born 2006), and Huckleberry (born 2009).

Bear Grylls’s Net Worth

Grylls has an estimated net worth of $25 million.


Grylls stands at 1.82 m and weighs around 74 kg.

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