Sam Harris

A man with multiple talents, Sam Harris is a popular American author. He is also a philosopher and neuroscientist and regularly hosts a podcast. The author specializes in many subjects including terrorism, politics, human violence, and philosophy of mind. He came up with his first book in 2004.

Harris has also come up with his own app for meditation. Apart from writing books, he has also worked on peer-reviewed articles. His work has been published in over 20 languages. He has talked a lot about artificial intelligence and religion.

Well, how well do you know about Sam Harris? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Sam Harris’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 Sam Harris to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in Los Angeles, California, the full name of Sam Harris is Samuel Benjamin Harris. His date of birth is April 9, 1967. He is the son of Susan and Berkeley Harris. His mother is a television producer, and his father has worked in many films and television. However, the writer was fully raised by his mother as his parents divorced when he was only two years old. His mother later got married to Paul Junger Witt.

He rarely discusses religion with his parents. Even though he was not a born atheist, he is one of the most prominent critics of religion. He had a circular upbringing and was never religious.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Sam Harris in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Sam Harris’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 9 April 1967. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


After completing his school, Sam Harris joined Stanford University for his major in English. In there, he started having more interest in philosophical questions. During this time, he went to Nepal and India and started learning meditation. However, he returned to Stanford and earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

Following this, he went to the University of California, Los Angeles, and got a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience. He was advised why Mark S. Cohen and researched for the neutral basis of disbelief, belief, and certainty.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Sam Harris has been successfully married to his wife Annaka Harris. The couple tied up the knot in 2004, and his wife is also a popular author of nonfiction books. They are blessed with two daughters and continue to live happily.

As far as his personal preferences are concerned, Harris practices Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is also a philanthropist and is a member of an effective altruism organization called ‘Giving What We Can’.

Is Sam Harris Gay?

When it comes to the sexual orientation of Sam Harris, there is no such rumor which indicates if he is gay. He has been successfully married and has dedicated his life to writing. He has a family of his own, and there are also no rumors if he is linked with any other person.

Professional Career

Sam Harris began to write almost two decades ago. In 2004, he came up with his first book entitled ‘The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason’. This was a highly successful book, and it remained on the list of New York Times bestsellers for 33 weeks.

However, the book had mixed reviews. Two years later, he came up with ‘Letter to a Christian Nation’. He has also teamed up with other writers and released books. His most recent work was ‘Making Sense’ in 2020. He has written for many publications including The Atlantic, London Times, and Los Angeles Times.

Apart from releasing books, Harris has also released a podcast in 2013. Previously known as ‘Making Sense’, the podcast is now known as ‘Waking Up’. It has many audiences, and it does not have any regular schedule. He has come up with many peer-reviewed articles along with a documentary. He is a liberal and has participated in many debates. Harris has debated many popular names including Andrew Sullivan, Deepak Chopra, Rick Warren, Reza Aslan, and William Lane Craig.


In 2004, Sam Harris won the Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He has also won the Webby Award in 2017 in the category of Science and Education. Apart from this, he has appeared in the list of ‘100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of 2019’ by Watkins Review.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sam Harris in 2021

Sam Harris’s net worth is almost $3 million as of 2021. His work has made him increase his bank balance. The author has been active in his career for a long time, and he has also engaged in other fields. He has written blogs and came up with a podcast. Apart from this, Harris is the co-founder and chief executive officer of ‘Project Reason’. He has contributed to many print media and is also a neuroscientist and a philosopher.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Sam Harris a student of martial arts
  • He is known as one of the ‘Four Horsemen of Atheism’
  • Harris is a leading figure of the New Atheist Movement
  • He has feared the dangers of Artificial Intelligence
  • Journalist Glenn Greenwald accused him of Islamophobia

Even though Harris is a strong critic of religion, he believes that not all religions are created equal. He is a very talented speaker and has a flair for writing and debating. His topics vary on a number of subjects and his work has received positive reviews particularly on meditation and spirituality. Harris continues to be active in his career and come up with new books.


Facts of Samuel Benjamin Harris

  • Gender Male
  • full nameSamuel Benjamin Harris
  • birthplaceCalifornia, U.S.
  • Date of Birth April 01, 1967
  • Age 57 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$3 million
  • professionAuthor, Philosopher, Podcaster
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Brian Moynihan

Aaron Krause