Lucy Hawking

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Lucy Hawking’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Lucy Hawking

Place Of Birth

London, England


51 years old

Birth Date

November 01, 1970

Star Sign


Lucy Hawking Facts

Child Star?



Journlist, Author

Education & Qualifications

City University of London

Net Worth

$3 million




Stephen Hawking, Jane Wild Hawking


Timothy, Robert Hawking


1.6m (5'4"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

Annual Earnings

$400 thousand+ per year


About Lucy Hawking 

Lucy Hawking is the daughter of famous scientist Stephen Hawking, and she is a journalist and novelist by profession.

Lucy Hawking is well known for co-writing the book series for children, George's Secret Key to the Universe, along with her father. There are in total six books in the series.

Lucy has also worked as a journalist and she was associated with notable newspapers like Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, etc. All of her published books aim to improve space education among children. She was inspired to do this after witnessing one of her son's father's inability to speak about black holes when asked by his child.

Lucy Hawking Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lucy Hawking’s net worth?

Lucy Hawking has a net worth of approximately $3 million. Her main source of income comes from her career as a journalist, novelist, and author.

How much does Lucy Hawking earn per year?

Lucy Hawking earns almost $400,000 per year from her career.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lucy Hawking?

Lucy Hawking is 5 ft 4 in (164cm) tall.

How old is Lucy Hawking?

Lucy Hawking was born on November 2, 1970, and is 51 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Lucy Hawking was born Catherine Lucy Hawking to Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde Hawking in England. Her father, Professor Stephen Hawking is a world-known scientist and her mother is an author. Her two brothers are Timothy and Robert Hawking. During her childhood, she had to shift places a few times. She spent her childhood in Pasadena, California, and was mainly raised in Cambridge. She went to the Stephen Parse Foundation and, following that, she attended the University of Oxford to learn Russian and French.

She has also been to Moscow to learn Russian studies. Once she got her degree, she joined the City University of London to learn international journalism. However, she realized that she does not want to become a journalist in the long term, but it is indeed a good profession that will help her to become a professional writer. In her young adulthood, Lucy used to provide care for her father Stephen Hawking, who suffered from motor neuron disease.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lucy Hawking dating?

Lucy Hawking is not dating anyone currently, and she is single. She has a son with her ex-husband, Alex Mackenzie Smith, William. Her son has autism, and that is what inspired her to work toward providing care for people who have this disease. She is currently living in London, England.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lucy Hawking is a journalist, science educator, novelist, and also philanthropist. She started her career as a journalist and has written for prestigious media like London Evening Standard, New York magazine, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, etc. This novelist from England has also spent time as a radio journalist.

From her university days, Lucy wanted to be an author, and she tried her hands at the same with her first two novels, 'Run for Your Life' and 'Jaded'. Following this, she started writing for children, and her next novel was published in 2007, was named 'George's Secret Key to the Universe'.

This novel contains a cosmic adventure story where a boy named George goes through a computer-generated portal and roams around the solar system. This book was co-written by her father and it was published in 38 languages in 43 countries. The other books in this series are 'George and the Big Bang', 'George and the Unbreakable Code', 'George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt', and 'George and the Blue Moon'.

In 2015, the UK Space Agency funded Lucy and Curved House Kids, a publisher, to create a project surrounding space education. She wrote the Principia Space Diary as a result of it.

Charity Work

Lucy Hawking is Autism Research Trust's trustee. Along with this, she is also the vice president of the Ullenwood-based National Star College, which is an organization that helps people with disabilities to recognize and understand their potential using lifestyle services, personalized learning, and more. This institution also gives education and care to young adults who have different disabilities.

She is also the Stephen Hawking Foundation's chairperson. The foundation was launched in 2015 and it works toward helping people suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and also does support work relating to the disease. Along with this, the institution also works toward making research on Fundamental Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology easy at the university and school levels.

What awards has Lucy Hawking won?

In 2008, Lucy Hawking won an Italian award, the Sapio Prize, for making science education popular among the public. Also, she won the Outstanding Science Communication in 2015 and got the UNSW medal. In July of the same year, Lucy won an honorary doctorate in science awarded by Queen Mary University London because of her outstanding work in STEM education.

Again, Lucy's virtual reality film on an autistic teenage girl, The Party was also nominated for the Virtual Reality Awards in the section, Social Impact category. Other than this, Lucy was also given recognition by the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation as a woman rising in the science field.

Lucy Hawking’s Hobbies And Interests

Lucy Hawking's hobbies and interests include traveling, playing board games, writing, reading, going for long walks, etc. She is available on Instagram with an unofficial account which is named @lucyhawking, where she keeps on updating about her daily activities and also important events, etc.

Other Interesting Lucy Hawking Facts And Trivia

  • In 2010, Lucy was appointed by the Arizona State University as the 2011 Origin Project's writer-in-residence.
  • Lucy also spoke at the Emirates Airline Festival, hosted in Dubai in March 2017.
  • Lucy was also invited to speak at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, which is located in Canada at the BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now festival in 2013.

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