Bear Grylls is a famous British personality. He is best known for his adventure tour to the unknown place on the earth. He is hosting world-famous show ‘Man Vs. Wild’ on the Discovery Channel. Also, He is involved with many numbers of wilderness survival shows. In 2019, Bear Grylls featured with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Read more of Bear from the article.
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|Real Name:||Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls|
|Famous For:||"Man Vs. Wild" (Discovery Channel)|
|Profession:||Television Presenter, Author, Motivational Speaker|
|Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:||7 June 1974|
|Age:||42 years old (as in 2019)|
|Born Place:||Donaghadee, Northern Ireland|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 182 cm
in meter: 1.82 m
in Feet Inches: 5' 10"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 72 kg
in pounds: 158.7 lbs
|Body Measurements:||Chest: 40
|Children:||Jesse Grylls, Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls, Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls|
|Parents:||Father: Michel Grylls
Mother: Sarah Grylls
|Educational Qualification:||Graduation in Hispanic Studies|
|College:||Eton College, University of the West of Englnd|
|Hobbies:||Travelling, Writing, Tracking, Reading|
|Debut:||1996 in Adventures Activities|
|Hometown:||Donaghadee, Nothen Irlend|
|Residence:||Saint Tudwal's Island, Peninsula, North Wales|
|Car Collection:||Land Rover|
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
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Grylls was born in London, England in 1974. He hails from the family with a strong cricketing background. His grandfather and great grandfather both were a first-class cricketer. From childhood, He learned to sail and climbing with his father. Bear Grylls learned to Skydive and earned the second dan black belt in Shotokan.
From 1994-1997, he served the British army as a trooper trained in unarmed combat, desert and winter warfare, survival, climbing, parachuting, and explosive. As a survival instructor, Bear Grylls was posted twice to North Africa. In 2004, Bear was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Grylls became a very popular personality on television for his adventure videos and series. He also became the guest in many shows like Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and many more,
Bear Grylls also became part of worldwide famous shows like Escape to the Legion, Man vs. Wild (Born Survivor). Worst Case Scenario, Bear’s Wild Weekend, Escape from the Hell, Survivor Games, Bear’s Mission, and You vs. Wild.
In 2019, Bear Grylls featured with the Indian Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi‘. Both of them have explored India’s most beautiful natural sites including different parts.
Bear Grylls Age, Wife, Children, Family & Religion
Bear Grylls was born on 7 June 1974 (45 years old; as in 2019). He belongs to the Christian family of London, England. His great grandfather William Augustus Ford and grandfather Neville Ford were first-class cricketers. Initially, He grew up in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland but after they moved to the Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. Moreover, His father Sir Michelle Grylls was the Conservative politician. His mother’s name is Lady Sarah “Sally” (Ford). Grylls has one elder sister named ‘Lara Fawcett‘. He got his nickname ‘Bear‘ from his elder sister when he was a week old.
Bear Grylls married to Shara Cannings Knight in 2000. He and his wife Shara Cannings have three children. He has three sons named Jesse Grylls, Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls, Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls.
Bear Grylls is an Anglican and holds British nationality.
Bear Grylls was born into the London, England and moved to Bembridge, He was studied at the Eaton House, Ludgrove School, and Eton College. He studied Spanish and German at the University of West of England. Moreover, He graduated with the 2:2 bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies in 2002.
From the very child age, He started learning climbing and sailing with his father. As a teenager, He learned to skydive and earned a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate. After schooling, Bear Grylls briefly hiked in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal. Also from 1994-1997, Bear served in the British Army. He reserved with 21 SAS as a trooper trained in unarmed combat, winter warfare, survival, climbing, parachuting, and explosives.
As the survival instructor, he was twice posted to north Africa. He left the SAS after he met free-fall parachute accident in Kenya. After 18 months of parachute accident on 16 May 1998, Bear achieved his childhood dream of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest.
In 2002, Bear led the team to circumnavigate the British Isles on Jet Skies. Also, three years later, Bear leads a team of five on unassisted crosses of the North Atlantic Ocean. He did his journey with an open rigid inflatable boat. They had faced force 8 gale winds with waves breaking over the boat while passing through icebergs from Halifax to John o’ Groats.
Career from 2005
In 2005, Bear Grylls has created a world record for the highest open-air formal dinner party. He created his record alongside balloonist and mountaineer David Hempleman Adams and Lieutenant Commander Alan Veal. That event was in aid of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and The Prince’s Trust.
In 2007, Grylls had made a record to reaching at 9000 meters. It is 3,000 meters higher than the previous record of 6,102 meters with a para jet promoter in the Himalayas. It filmed on Discovery Channel worldwide and Channel 4 in the UK.
In 2008, Grylls went with a team of four to climb one of the most remote unclimbed peaks in the world in Antarctica. They did the mission to raise funds for children’s charity Global Angels and to promote the use of other alternative energy sources. He suffered from the shoulder break while white kite skiing across a stretch of ice.
Bear Grylls has made a Guinness world record in 2008 for the longest continuous free fall. He made it with AI Hodgson and Freddy MacDonald.
Bear Grylls writing career
Apart from army career, climbing, swimming, and skydiving, He is very good at writing. Bear Grylls first book Facing UP (UK)/The Kid Who Climber Everest (US) described his journey to the summit of Mount Everest. His second book was Facing the Frozen Ocean. He also wrote a proper guide to outdoor pursuits, titled Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures.
His third book Born Survivor: Bear Grylls has written to accompany the television show with the same name. In 2012, Grylls released his autobiography titled Mud, Sweat & Tears: The Autobiography. Moreover, It was followed by A Survival Guide for Life the same year. Next year, He released another book titled ‘The Grit‘.
He also wrote Mission Survival series of the children’s adventure survivals book. Mostly it titles like Mission Survival: Gold of the Gods, Mission Survival: Way of the Wolf, Mission: Survival: Sands of the Scorpian, and Mission Survival: Tracks of the Tiger.
Grylls has also written two thriller novels Ghost Fight (2015) and Burning Angels (2016).
Bear Grylls Television Career
Bear Grylls first time appeared on screen for Sure Deodorant. He also did an anti-drugs TV campaign for UK Ministry of Defence, During the time he became guest of many shows like Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman and many more.
In 2005, Bear Grylls has filmed a four-part television show called Escape to the Legion. It was aired on Channel 4 and Military Channel. In 2006, Grylls started hosting the worldwide famous show titled ‘Man vs. Wild: Born Survival’. It became very popular for his adventure full journey to the worlds different remote area.
In 2010, He made another show titled ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ which aired on Discovery in the US. Following year, Bear has also made another survival episode titled ‘Bear’s Wild Weekend’. Moreover, in 2013, Bear Grylls has hosted the Get Out Alive with Grylls, a reality competition series filmed in New Zeland.
Also the same year, Bear Grylls has a show titled ‘Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell’ which was based on true-life stories of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary situations. Grylls also presented the hit show The Island with Bear Grylls.
Career from 2015
In 2015, He started the adventure-based television show ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’. In that show, He used to take celebrities on a two-day trip in the wilderness. He took many celebrities to the trip including Tamron Hall, Channing Tatum, Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, and many more. He also went with President Barack Obama.
The same year, He presented another series like Mission Survive, Bear’s Survival School, Survivor Games, and Bear’s Mission.
In 2019, Bear Grylls featured with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the episode of an adventure-based show ‘Man vs. Wild’ series. The main purpose of Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls is to create awareness about wildlife conservation and environmental changes.
Facts of Bear
Does Bear smoke?: Yes
Does Bear drinks alcohol?: Yes
Outside of the television, Bear Grylls workes as a motivational speaker, giving speeches worldwide to corporations, churches, schools, and other organizations.
Moreover, Grylls is the brand ambassador for the Prince’s Trust which also works for training, financial, and practical support to the young people in the UK.
Grylls was appointed as Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2019 Birthday Honours for service to young people, the media and charity.
Bear Grylls is a very religious person. Once he described his religion as a backbone of his Life.
In 2004, He was given the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserves.
In 2009, Bear Grylls appointed as the youngest ever Chief Scout in the UK at the age of 35.
He is featured with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the show Man vs. Wild in 2019.