Ever wondered what it likes to know and live with one of the most brilliant minds in the whole world? Well, let alone be a son of that person. Well, someone like that is here, and it is an absolute pleasure for us to talk about the son of one of the most famous people in the whole world, Robert Hawking. If you are scratching your head in dilemma, let us clear the confusion.
You are thinking where have you heard the name Hawking? The Theory of Everything? Ring a bell? Yes, we are talking about the son of Stephen Hawking, the world-famous physicist, and scientist whose work on the discovery of cosmology has changed the way people now look at the universe. Thanks to Stephen Hawking’s undying thirst towards finding the origin of the universe, we know so much about it now.
Now, Robert Hawking is the son of Stephen Hawking, and naturally, people expect his son to show extraordinary intellectual prowess such as his father. Brilliant minds like Stephen Hawking only come in existence one in a lifetime but don’t get us wrong. Robert is every bit talented as his father, and that is also the reason why we are going to talk about him in the first place.
In this post, we serve you with all the details about Robert Hawking and his life. What does Robert do for a living? You may assume that he continues his father’s legacy. That is right, but it goes beyond that as well. Here, we also talk about Robert’s personal life. His childhood, relationship status, and other fascinating details related to him.
Robert Hawking Early Life
Son of the famous British physicist, cosmologist, and Professor Stephen Hawking, Robert Hawking was born in May 1967, in the United Kingdom. At the moment, Robert is 52 years old and has a very astounding array of knowledge in different fields. According to his birth details, Robert’s astronomical zodiac sign is Taurus.
According to beliefs, Taurus are very stoic, ambitious, and determined. They are every bit practical and are very stubborn towards their demands. We do not know about you, but that sounds like very Robert. He is stoic and doesn’t just get us started on talking about his ambitions just now.
Robert was born to father Stephen Hawking and his mother, Jane Wilde Hawking. His parents gave birth to three children, and Robert is the eldest of them all. The name of his siblings are Lucy Hawking and Timothy Hawking. His siblings are also very successful in their respective careers.
As per sources, Timothy is a very avid fan of Formula 1 dashing and went to the Exeter University. On the other hand, Robert’s sister Lucy is an English Columnist and author who has worked very famously in writing. One of her most credited work includes a book called George’s Secret Key to the Universe.
His father Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease that paralyzed Stephen over the years. Initially, doctors gave him a month of living time, but Stephen fought against all the odds and still lives to divorcer the amazements of the universe we live in.
|Date of birth||May 1967|
|Birthplace||England, United Kingdom|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Robert Hawking Education
You most probably may be thinking that the son of Stephen Hawking, the greatest mind of the century must have a pretty sweet resume filled with degrees upon degrees in science and all the facets of science that helps him continue his father’s legacy and shine light upon the mystery of the universe.
You are right about the degree thing but slightly off the edge if you think he pursued science. As the eldest son of Stephen Hawking, Robert is also one of the very few people who spent a large quantity of time with Stephen and that imprinted science on him. As a young child, Robert became fascinated with science.
He aspired to become a scientist like Stephen and uncover the mystery that Stephen tried to uncover his whole life. And Robert knew that if he were to do so, education is very important. Stephen Hawking also went to school, college, and university from where he gathered the initial knowledge and pursued on the journey.
Robert joined a prestigious high school in their locality and studied very hard with the determination to become a scientist. However, as he grew up and graduated from high school, his determination started to slack, and Robert began losing interest in becoming a scientist. After graduation, Robert joined the most famous and prestigious University of Oxford, where he studied software engineering and eventually graduated with a degree in software engineering.
However, no one in his family every showed discontent when Robert decided to become a software engineer but showed support instead. This gave Robert a lot of support to pursue a career in software engineering.
Engineers have this weird reputation of remaining shunned out from the rest of the world and only focusing on their work. While this may seem true in all directions but this is not the case with Robert Hawking, but still, there is a catch here. You see, Robert Hawking is married, but there are complications here.
The first and foremost complication here is the fact that Robert does not talk about his married life very much. This creates a very confusing scenario for his fans out there.
As a married man, Robert also has his family. After a very intimate wedding ceremony, Robert and mystery wife started a family together. Robert and wife welcomed two beautiful children in their lives; a son and a daughter.
Unfortunately, all information regarding his children also remains out in the dark. As of now, Robert has not let anyone into his family and personal matters. What we can do is, we can only hope that in the future, Robert will talk about his family extensively so that his followers can know him more.
Robert Hawking Career
Although during his childhood, both his parents thought and believed that their son would grow up to become a scientist like Stephen himself, Robert chose a different path and started studying software engineering. Back in the days, software engineering was a fairly new concept, and people got intrigued by it.
After graduating from the University of Oxford, Robert started working at Microsoft, a company owned by one of the richest men in the world, Bill Gates. Robert has worked at Microsoft for many years now, and some even consider him as one of the most brilliant software engineers.
Needless to say, Robert brought immense value to Microsoft, where he began pitching new ideas for software development that would, in return, enhance the way people used their electronic device such as a laptop. Because of his early contributions, this generation now has such easy access and interface to using laptops.
Apart from that, there lies no further information about Robert’s career line. He keeps additional details about his profession to himself and does not like to discuss what he does at the Microsoft Company. But regardless of what he does, Robert surely has a very successful career.
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What people usually think is that people inherit their parent’s wealth just like that and do not have to worry about anything. But Robert proves everyone wrong in many cases. As we already know, Robert has a very successful career at Microsoft, which undoubtedly has made many millionaires so far.
As a result of Robert’s hard works, he currently has a net worth of $5 million and a pretty hefty salary that arrives at his bank account on a timely basis. On the other hand, his father Stephen has a net worth that overshadows his. At the moment, Stephen Hawking has a net worth of $20 million.