Carl Feynman is a celebrated child who has been in the spotlight since his birth. He is the son of Richard Feynman, one of the twentieth century’s greatest physicists. Richard worked on the atomic bomb project and won the Nobel Prize for his work in quantum electrodynamics. He was one of the chief investigators in the Challenger Shuttle disaster.
Carl Feynman’s Family
Carl Feynman was born on 22 April 1962 to Richard Feynman and Gweneth Howarth. Carl’s father, Richard Phillips Feynman was born on May 11, 1918, in Queens, New York City, to Lucille (née Phillips), a homemaker, and Melville Arthur Feynman, a sales manager. Richard’s father was born into a Jewish family in Minsk, Belarus (then part of the Russian Empire), and emigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of five.
When Richard was five, his mother gave birth to a younger brother, Henry Phillips, who died at age four weeks. Four years later, Richard’s sister Joan, an astrophysicist, was born and the family moved to Far Rockaway, Queens. Joan was married to fellow astrophysicist Alexander Ruzmaikin until she died in 2020.
Richard married thrice. His first marriage was in 1942 with Arlene Greenbaum, who died of tuberculosis in 1945. He then married Mary Louise Bell in 1952, which ended in 1956. Richard married Gweneth Howarth, a freelance landscape artist, and world traveler, on September 24, 1960. Carl was born two years after followed by his sister, Michelle Louise Feynman, born in 1968. Richard died on February 15, 1988, in Los Angeles of abdominal cancer. He was 69 years old.
Carl Feynman’s Net Worth
Carl Feynman is known around the world as the son of the most brilliant, iconoclastic, and influential of the postwar generation of theoretical physicists, Richard Feynman. But despite being born into a famous family, Carl has kept his personal life hidden under wraps. It is known that he is a computer scientist. His father had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death.
Richard was a master conjuror of physics. A mathematical whizz with exceptional intuition, he seemed to pull solutions out of thin air. His Nobel-prizewinning work on quantum electrodynamics included methods that even he saw as a sleight-of-hand for removing infinite terms from calculations. During his lifetime, Richard became one of the best-known scientists in the world. In a 1999 poll of 130 leading physicists worldwide by the British journal Physics World, he was ranked the seventh-greatest physicist of all time. He was a keen popularizer of physics through both books and lectures, including a 1959 talk on top-down nanotechnology called There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1965. He received the Oersted Medal in 1972, and the National Medal of Science in 1979. He also won the Albert Einstein Award and the AEC’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.