Robert Hawking Biography

Robert George Hawking was born in May 1967 in the United Kingdom to a world renovated father Stephen Hawking, a scientist, author, professor and cosmologist and mother Jane Wilde Hawking, as their oldest son. According to his father, Stephen Hawking, he was the only of three children interested in science as a child. It is well-known that Robert Hawking has shared strong bonds with his father since his childhood.

His mother, Jane Hawking, would often say that even as a young child he used to take care of his father who is known to suffer from Lou Gehrig-s disease, slowly developing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL). Robert Hawking has two siblings, 37 year old brother Timothy Hawking and a sister, 44 years old Lucy Hawking. Very little is known in public about Robert Hawking and his brother and sister. But one of the things the world does know is his profession. His current occupation is software engineer and he works for one of the world’s most renowned companies, Microsoft.

He graduated at Software Engineering College at the University of Oxford. It’s not hard to figure out whether he took after his father in terms of IQ. However, he did not follow his famous father’s steps and become another scientist in Hawking family. He’s chosen a different occupation for himself, but he seems to be successful doing job in the field of software engineering. Although Robert Hawking’s nationality is British, of white Anglo-Saxon origin, he presently resides in Seattle, Washington, USA. At one point he also lived in Canada. Both of his parents, Stephen and Jane are from Great Britain.


Robert Hawking and his father Stephen Hawking

Net Worth and Salary

Despite the well-known fact that Robert Hawking has been working for Microsoft as a software engineer the great part of his career, his net worth has still not been precisely determined in the media but is estimated to be around $5 million.

Robert Hawking Partner and Family

Robert Hawking is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. He lives with his wife and kids in Seattle, USA. The name of Robert Hawking wife is still unknown to the public. It seems that he manages pretty well to keep his family life far away from the press and public. He stayed very close with his parents and siblings as well. His mother Jane often visits him and his family in the States and he still maintains strong relationship with his father. It’s hard to find a person who hasn’t heard of his famous father, Stephen Hawking, prominent scientist and author of world-wide known and renovated books “The Universe in a Nutshell” and “A Brief History of Time”. His mother, Jane Wilde Hawking is a British journalist who gained world-wide recognition with memoirs of her family life with Stephen Hawking and their kids: “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen”.


Robert Hawking with father, mother, brother and sister

The well-known Academy Award selected motion picture The Theory of Everything was adapted from her book. The movie was directed by James Marsh. Eddie Redmayne portrayed young Stephen Hawking and this role won him the Oscar. Jane Wilde Hawking was played by Felicity Jones. Robert Hawking’s sister Lucy is an English journalist and a novelist. Together with her father Stephen Hawking and his former student, Christophe Galfard, she wrote the renowned children’s book George’s Secret Key to the Universe. She studied Russian and French at the University of Oxford. She was married once, but the details about her marriage and divorce are not known. Timothy Hawking, the younger brother of Robert Hawking is known to be Formula One racing fan. He studied Spanish at Exeter University. The youngest child of the family, he was born in 1979.


In May 2017 Robert Hawking turned 50 years of age.

Height and Weight

N/A. As Robert Hawking manages to keep his private life away from the public, this information is not known at the present.


Robert Hawking with family

Is Robert Hawking Gay?

As it is known, Robert Hawking is heterosexual, married with two children, not gay.


No. It appears that Robert Hawking leads a family devoted life and doesn’t get involved in affairs.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Robert Hawking’s nationality is British, of white Anglo-Saxon descent. He was born in the United Kingdom, but currently resides in the United States.


Robert Hawking’s family (old picture)

Did You Know about Robert Hawking?

  • In 2014 Robert Hawking, along with his siblings Timothy and Lucy accepted the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge in support of their father. The challenge supports the ALS charity.
  • He was portrayed in the movie The Theory of Everything as a child and a teenager. A child actor Oliver Payne played 6-year old Robert and Tom Prior portrayed him at the age of 17 in the movie.
  • His parents divorced and his father Stephen Hawking married his nurse, Elaine Mason in 1995. Neither his first wife Jane nor his three children attended the wedding. The family never bonded with her. Few times she was accused in the public that she married Stephen Hawking only because of his wealth, which she denied. While they were married, all three kids expressed their concerns about their father’s health, stating that his body repeatedly was bruised and once he even ended with the broken wrist. But Stephen Hawking himself denied that those injuries had anything to do with Elaine Mason. The couple divorced in 2006.

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Born:,May 1967
Ethnicity:,white Anglo-Saxon
Net Worth:,around $5 million
Hair Color:,Brown
Eye Color:,Black
Married :,yes
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,N/A
Education:,University of Oxford

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