Name: Michio Kaku
Born: January 24, 1947
Occupation: Academic, media personality and author
Michio Kaku was born on January 24, 1947 in San Jose, California. He is the son of parents who were both of Tibetan descent and were interned at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center during World War II.
He attended Cubberley High School in California. He studied at Harvard University and was No. 1 in his physics class. Michio would later attend Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and earn a Ph.D. in 1972. In that same year, he lectured at Princeton University. Michio was also drafted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War – he performed basic combat training in Georgia and advanced infantry training in Washington, but he never served in the war itself.
Michio is presently married to Shizue Kaku. They have two daughters: Alyson and Michelle. The family currently resides in New York City.
After obtaining numerous educational credentials, Michio joined the research program in the physics department at The City College of the City University of New York in 1975 and 1977. This is where he conducted research on quantum mechanics. In 1979, Michio played a pivotal role in breaking the story of the Santa Susan Field Laboratory (SSFL) radiation leak.
In both 1973 and 1990, Michio served as a Visitor and Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and New York University. Today, Michio holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York.
Throughout his prolific career, Michio has published dozens of articles in a wide array of journals, writing on various topics, like supergravity, hadronic physics, quantum mechanics and superstring theory. He has published several textbooks on quantum field theory and string theory. Michio has also authored many books, including “Physics of the Future,” “Physics of the Impossible,” “The Future of the Mind” and “Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos.”
Michio has become a household name for his appearances on television. Over the years, especially over the last decade, Michio has been a guest on “Good Morning America,” “60 Minutes,” “Larry King Live,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The Universe” and much, much more.
In his distinguished career, he has been critical of nuclear armament, the misappropriation of science and nuclear power. Michio has also disparaged some of the risks taken by NASA, like the Cassini–Huygens space probe in relation to the massive amount of plutonium. A position of his that has gone viral pertains to the H1-B visa, which he says is essential due to the paucity of skills in the United States.
We estimate that Michio Kaku’s net worth is $5 million (2017).
So how much is $5 million really?
$5 million can cover a fraction of the cost of any kind of NASA mission in outer space. $5 million can also buy you thousands of copies of every single one of Michio Kaku’s remarkable books.