Bear Grylls Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Real Name, Height, Family, Wife, TV shows and Movies

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Bear Grylls Biography and Wiki

Bear Grylls is a British explorer, author, television host, and businessman. Grylls rose to prominence after appearing on the television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011). He also appears on several outdoor survival television shows in the UK and the US, including Bear Running Wild and The Island with Bear.

Bear Grylls Education

Bear holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and German from the University of the West of England in Bristol and Birkbeck College.

Bear Grylls Age and Real Name

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

Bear Grylls Height and Weight

How tall is Bear? He stands at 6 feet (1.82 m) and weighs about 75 kg (165 lbs). ALSO READ: Afton Smith

Bear Grylls Family and Parents

Grylls was born Edward Michael Grylls on 7 June 1974 in London, England. the son of Conservative politician Sir Michael Grylls and his wife Sarah Grylls. Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett.  His grandfather Neville Ford and great-great-grandfather William Augustus Ford were both first-class cricketers.

Bear Grylls Wife | Married

Grylls has a happy marriage with Shara Cannings Knight. The couple married in 2000 and have three sons named Jesse (born in 2003), Marmaduke (born in 2006), and Huckleberry (born in 2009).

Bear Grylls Career

He joined the ‘Territorial Army’ (Army Reserve UK) and spent three years with the army’s ‘Special Air Service’ unit. He was a combat survival instructor who taught demolitions, parachuting, unarmed combat, evasive driving, and trauma medic techniques. During this time, he was involved in an accident that resulted in a spinal injury. In order to recover from his injury, he underwent medication and rehabilitation. In 1997, he became the youngest British person to climb Mount Ama Dablam. He went hiking in the Himalayan Mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal before climbing Mount Everest and entering his name in the ‘Guinness Book of Records’ on May 16, 1998.

In the year 2000, he went on a fund-raising expedition for the ‘Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ (RNLI) and led a team of Jet Ski riders around the UK. The expedition took 30 days to complete because it was a pioneering initiative.
His first book, ‘The Kid Who Climbed Everest,’ was published in 2000. The book detailed his journey to the mountain’s summit. He then wrote a second book, ‘Facing the Frozen Ocean.’ He’s also the author of several books, including ‘Born Survivor: Bear Grylls’ and ‘Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures.’ In 2002, he earned a part-time diploma in Hispanic studies from ‘Birkbeck, University of London.’ He went to the ‘University of the West of England,’ as well.

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He was 35 years old when he was appointed chief scout of ‘The Scout Association’ in 2009. As a result, he was the youngest person to hold the position of chief scout. His term has been extended until 2020, making him the longest-serving chief scout in history. In 2010, this voyager and a team of five embarked on a 2,500-mile Northwest Passage expedition in a rigid-inflatable boat. The following year, he appeared on the ‘Discovery’ channel in a show called ‘Worst-Case Scenario.’ He appeared in the show ‘Bear’s Wild Weekend’ the following year. His book ‘Scouting For All’ was published in 2011. He also wrote a book series called ‘Mission Survival.’ This series is made up of books.

In 2015, he hosted another reality show called ‘Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.’ The show featured eight celebrities who had to complete specific tasks in order to survive. Vogue Williams, a DJ and model, won the first season. In 2016, the show returned with a new season, which was won by ‘Arsenal F.C.’ player Alex Scott. Due to low ratings, the show was later canceled. In 2015, he debuted the Chinese version of ‘Survivor Games,’ and in 2016, he debuted ‘Bear Grylls Survivor School.’ He has since appeared in ‘Bear’s Mission With…,’ the English version of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls.’ Every episode of the show featured a different British celebrity embarking on an adventure with Grylls.

Bear went on an adventure into the Alaskan wilderness with then-US President Barack Obama in 2015. He also visited the ‘Jim Corbett National Park’ with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special episode that aired in 2019. Bear has also written adult fiction, including ‘The Ghost Flight’ (2015) and ‘Burning Angels’ (2016). (2016). He published a book titled ‘How to Stay Alive: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation’ in 2017. In 2018, Bear was named the World Organization of the Scout Movement’s (WOSM) first chief ambassador.

Bear Grylls  Net Worth

Grylls has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Bear Grylls TV Shows and Movies


  •  Breaking Point
  • Running Wild
  • World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji
  • Absolute Wild
  • Get Out Alive
  • Running Wild And President Barack Obama
  • The Island
  • Running Wild
  • Ultimate Survival
  • Masters of Survival
  • Worst-Case Scenario
  • Bear’s Mission Everest


  • El último superviviente
  • Escape to the Legion
  • Dummy Series
  • Mission Survive
  • Fine Dining
  • Britain’s Biggest Adventures
  • Survival Sundays
  • Absolute Wild
  • Eco-Challenge 2019
  • Treasure Island