Acclaimed American special effects expert James Franklin Hyneman was born on 25 September 1956, in Marshall, Michigan, and is also a well-known television personality, mainly known for his appearances in the television show called “Myth Busters”. He has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards several times, and in addition was involved in the designing team of the robotic camera system called “Wavecam”. What also adds to his success is his ownership the company “M5 Industries”, which has also been used as a place where “Myth Busters” was filmed. Jamie is a really extraordinary personality, and his work in the technology field has resulted in some very positive developments.
So how rich is Jamie Hyneman? It is estimated by celebrity dot money that Jamie’s net worth is over 12 million dollars, the main source being his activities as a special effects expert, plus his appearances in various television shows which have helped him to gain fame and recognition around the world. As Jamie is still working on “Myth Busters” among other activities, there is a high chance that his net worth will become higher.
Jamie studied at Indiana University, from where he graduated with a degree in Russian linguistics, and later studied engineering at Villanova University. Before becoming entirely absorbed in special effects, Jamie worked in various positions: he had an opportunity to be a boat captain, machinist, chef and even had his own pet shop. It is slightly weird how one person can have experience in so many fields, but this is what makes Jamie different to others, and which actually formed the basis to his current profession and net worth.
Jamie’s career as an expert in special effects began when he started working with other such experts on the movie called “Top Gun” in the mid-’80s; his talent was noticed by others, so Jamie then received invitations to work on such movies as “Matrix”, “Flubber” and “Naked Lunch”. As Jamie became more successful, he decided to create his own special effects company, which is now known as “M5 Industries”. Undoubtedly, founding this company cost him a lot of energy and stress, but now he can be proud of it, and the money it generates!
In 2003 Jamie became a part of the popular TV series called “Myth Busters”, which is known all over the world and still continues airing episodes. During his long period of working on the series, Jamie had an opportunity to meet Adam Savage, Kari Byron, Jessi Combs, Tory Belleci and other people, who have similar interests. Other shows that Jamie has subsequently been involved in include “Unchained Reaction” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” among others.
Additionally, with Adam Savage, Jamie voiced characters in “The Daughter Also Rises”, a Simpsons episode which parodies themselves as the “Myth Crackers”, and they also voiced stormtrooper-like office workers in a “Phineas and Ferb Star Wars” special. With Savage and technology reviewer Norman Chan, Hyneman contributed to Tested.com as an editor until 2016, among other various activities.
To talk about Jamie’s personal life, he married science teacher Eileen Walsh in 1984, having met her in the Virgin Islands while operating a boat-charter business. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, and by Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland for his role in popularizing science and technology.
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