51 years-old, Robert Hawking is a British Software Engineer working at Microsoft. He is best known as the eldest son of a famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist, professor, and author Stephen Hawking who passed away on 18 March 2018.
Robert Hawking was born as the eldest son of Stephan Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde Hawking in May 1967 in the United Kingdom. Robert grew up with his two siblings Lucy and Timothy. His sister Lucy, 48, is a journalist, educator, novelist, and philanthropist and his brother Timothy is 39 years old who work with ‘The Lego Group.’
His father, Stephan married and divorced twice. His mother, Jane Wilde was the first wife who married to Stephan Hawking in 1965 and divorced in 1995. After his divorce with Jane, Hawking got married to nurse, Elaine Manson in 1995 and divorced in 2006.
He is the eldest son of the former scientist, Stephan and Robert showed his interest in science when he was a child and became a scientist like his father. Later he chose to be a soft engineer and he graduated from “University of Oxford.” Throughout his professional, he has been in the field of information and technologies. Robert lived few years in Canada, and currently, he is working in the famous American IT Company, Microsoft Corporation, as a software engineer.
Robert Hawking is a family person and living happily with his wife and kids. He blessed with two kids, a son, and a daughter. He keeps his private life out of the spotlight. Presently his residing with his family in Seattle, Washinton, United States of America.
Roberts Hawking has a strong bond with his father and took care of him from a tender age. His father, Stephan was suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) since he was 22 years old.
Robert and his two siblings found injuries and wound in their father’s body and wrist fracture. However, Robert and his two siblings suspected Elaine Manson Hawking for the incidents. According to Daily Mail, Prof. Hawking declined to explain how his body injured.
His mother wrote a book named “Travelling to Infinity: My life With Stephan” in which it’s all about Stephan’s life. His mother, Jane praised Robert and said to him, “ had to do things for his father that children really shouldn’t have to do.”
Later in 2014, Jane’s book ‘Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephan’ was adapted by Anthony McCarten and made a biographical romantic drama film “ The Theory of Everything,” directed by James Marsh. Robert was portrayed in the movie.
Stephan Hawking was the director of research at the Centre Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death and was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics between 1979 and 2009.
As you already know, by profession, Robert is a software engineer at Microsoft company. He made attractive money through his job. His exact net worth is not revealed to the public. Though, his father net worth was $20 million.