Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman is a professionally special effects expert based out of America. He is also into hosting television series like MythBusters alongside Adam Savage. He has his own industry named MG industries. Jamie Hyneman designs the camera we use in sports and entertainment events, an aerial robotic camera system called wave cam.

Well, how well do you know about Jamie Hyneman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jamie Hyneman’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jamie Hyneman to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jamie Hyneman took birth on 25th September 1956 in the city of Marshall, located in Michigan, United States. He was a very extrovert when he was in his childhood, and according to his parents, he was trouble-making as well. He was always roaming out of his home instead of studying.

He used to get scolded by his parents every time. Once, he got scolded in an obscene manner; he didn’t eat anything and locked himself in a room. The interesting fact is that when he was 14 years old, he has left his home and was found roaming all over the world.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jamie Hyneman in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jamie Hyneman’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 25 September 1956. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163.142 lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilograms.


Jamie started his schooling education from the Columbus North High School, which was situated near his house. He has completed his schooling from the same. Then he went on to Indiana University for his degree. There he has completed his degree in Russian Linguistics.

He has also attended the Villanova University. He has completed his degree for Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from the Villanova University. He had a significant role in the popularization of science and technology. He received an honorary award from the University of Twente for his excellent contribution in his respective field.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Hyneman used to have a sailboat diving charter business in the coast of the Virgin Islands. He used to visit Virgin Islands a few often. One day he met Eileen Walsh, who was a science teacher over there. From the year 1984, she started going out on dates and eventually started liking each other than they got married in the year 1989.

Is Jamie Hyneman Gay?

Jamie Hyneman has tied his bond with Eileen Walsh. But he doesn’t have a kid to date. But he hasn’t shown any sign of being gay or having any interest towards men. So, we can say that Jamie Hyneman is straight by his sexual orientation. We cannot assign him as gay without any specific piece of information.

Professional Career

Hyneman is a multi-talented personality and has tried many professions in his life, including being a mechanist, a divemaster, a boat captain, wilderness survival expert, linguist, animal wrangler, concrete inspector, chef, and also a pet shop owner. He had done all these jobs during the period when he ran out of his own house.

During this time again, he has also excelled in his skills in special effects, which led him to the company named MythBusters. He has contributed in the movie Matrix Trilogy as an animation artist. He has also made his own special effects company named M5 industries which are based out of San Francisco.


Following are the list of achievements which are listed against the name of Jamie Hyneman:

  • He has an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Villanova University.
  • He is also named Dr. H.C. Jamie Hyneman for his Honorary Doctorate by the University of Twente.
  • He was also awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution towards popularizing scienceand the respective field.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jamie Hyneman in 2021

Jamie Hyneman has an estimated net worth of approx $10 million as estimated in the year 2021. He has started his earning from the age of 14 when he has left his home. Though he has made an ample amount of money, he was able to earn his livelihood. He has his significant income shares from his own special effects company named M5 industry.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has his own industry named M5 industrywhich is running successfully in the recent years of business.
  • He also had his pet store when he was young.

Jamie Hyneman was a very fickle mind person from a very early age. He hadn’t any specific plans for his future. He has done many jobs in his future, like being a mechanist, a divemaster, a boat captain, wilderness survival expert, linguist, animal wrangler, concrete inspector, chef, and pet shop owner. He has been excellent in his field of work.


Facts of James Franklin Hyneman

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Franklin Hyneman
  • birthplaceMarshall, Michigan, United States
  • Date of Birth September 25, 1956
  • Age 67 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionSkeptic and atheist
  • net worth$10 million
  • professionSpecial effects expert
  • weightIn Kilograms – 74 Kg, In Pounds – 163.142  lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 177 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
  • hair colorBald
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolColumbus North High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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