Bear Grylls Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Bear Grylls

Biography / Wiki

Every person who has watched Bear Grylls on TV was found wandering and eating all the impossible things. Though he did something strange on Man vs. Wild, he is a super-talented, adventurous traveler and explorer. He was born on June 7, 1974, in London. Since childhood, he was interested in adventurous sports like skydiving, mountaineering, and sailing.

He has suffered from several physical injuries and psychological hindrances. But his determination and spirit to make his dream come true did not let him step backward. He believes that adventures involve both physical and mental strength.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth 7 June 1974
Age 49 Years
Height In Centimeters – 182 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’10”

Weight In Kilograms – 75 kg

In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Measurements 42-32-14
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Brown
Shoe Size 10.5 (US)

Net Worth

As of 2019, Bear Grylls has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Education / Family

He belongs to a family of cricketers. His father Michael Grylls was a politician and his mother’s name is Sarah Gryll. He has one sister Lara Fawcett who is a tennis coach and fitness professional. Bear attended Eaton House, Ludgrove School, London, England, for his education.

Since childhood, he is fond of adventurous sports, traveling, and exploring. He went to Birkbeck, University of London; to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies.


Bear Grylls

Real Name Edward Michael Grylls
Nickname Bear
Birth Place London, England
Profession Former SAS (Special Air Service) Serviceman

Survival Instructor

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel



TV Presenter


Zodiac Sign Gemini
School Eaton House, Ludgrove School, London, England
College Eton College, London, England

The University of West of England, Bristol, England

Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, England

Religion Christianity (Anglican)
Nationality British
Home Town London, England
Educational Qualification Bachelor Degrees in Hispanic and Latin American Studies
Fathers Name Michael Grylls (Politician)


Bear Grylls with Sir michael Grylls
Bear Grylls with Sir Michael Grylls

Mothers Name Sarah Grylls


Bear Grylls mother Sarah Grylls
Bear Grylls mother Sarah Grylls

Sister Lara Fawcett (Tennis, Coach, Fitness Professional)

Bear Grylls with his sister
Bear Grylls with his sister

Career / Fashion And Style

He worked at the “Special Air Service”, a unit at “Territorial Army”. He climbed Mount Ama Dablam in 1997 and became the youngest British to climb this height. He also climbed Mount Everest on 16th May 1998, and his name got registered in the “Guinness Book of Records”. He went to explore the North Atlantic Arctic Ocean in 2003, with a team of five.

In 2009, he was appointed as a chief scout of “The Scout Association” and he will be serving this position till 2020. Man vs. Wild made him an international figure. He also appeared in the show “Worst-case scenario” of the Discovery channel. The Queen of England honored Bear as “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” in 2019.

 Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He married Shara Cannings Knight who is a volunteer in 2000. He has three sons Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls, Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls, and Jesse Grylls.

Children Sons – Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls

Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls

Jesse Grylls

Bear Grylls with his Children
Bear Grylls with his Children

Marital Status Married
Wife Shara Cannings Knight (Volunteer)

Bear Grylls with his wife Shara Grylls
Bear Grylls with his wife Shara Grylls

 Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.

Favourite Food Eggs, Avocado, Chia Seed Protein Smoothie, Banana, Chocolates
Favourite Beverage Almond Milk
Favourite Song The Bare Necessities (performed by Tony Bennett)
Favourite Mountaineer Edmund Hillary
Favourite Tennis Player Roger Federer

Bear Grylls

Some Interesting Facts About Bear Grylls

  • Bear’s grandfather and great-grandfather were the first-class cricketers.
  • Till the age of 4, Bear lived in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland. Later, his family moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.
  • He is a spiritual person.
  • He can speak several languages like German, Spanish, French, and English fluently.
  • He released his own autobiography “Mud, Sweat and Tears”, in 2012.
Autobiography of Bear Grylls
Autobiography of Bear Grylls
  • He was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Royal Marines Reserve, in 2013.
  • At the age of 35, he was appointed as youngest-ever Chief Scout in the United Kingdom, in July 2009.
  • His hobbies are performing karate, writing, mountaineering, swimming and playing the piano.
  • He has given the title of “Born Survivor: Bear Grylls”.
  • He achieved his childhood dream of climbing the Mount Everest on 16 May 1998, at the age of 23.
Bear Grylls on the Mount Everest climbing
Bear Grylls on the Mount Everest climbing
  • To reach the summit of the Himalayan Mountains, he wanted to join the Indian Army.
  • Former American President Barack Obama came together with Bear Grylls in December 2015.

  • Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi was also featured on the show in August 2019, in Jim Corbett National Park, India.

  • Other personalities like Zac Efron, Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, Channing Tatum, Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Stiller and many more, participated in the show with Bear.
  • He learned skydiving in his teenage.
  • He earned a second Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.
  • The franchise of “Juice” a dietary supplement brand is owned by Bear.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @beargrylls
  2. Twitter@BearGrylls
  3. Facebook @BearGrylls
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