Reinhard Genzel- Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Ethnicity

Reinhard Genzel

Reinhard Genzel is a German astrophysicist known for his work in infrared and submillimetre astronomy. He is also the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics’ director.

Quick Facts

Real NameReinhard Genzel
Nick NameReinhard
Date Of BirthMarch 24, 1952
Age72 years old
BirthplaceHesse, West Germany
Height5 feet 8 inches
Weight65 kg
Hair ColorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Net Worth$1.5 million

Reinhard Genzel Age & Early Life

Reinhard Genzel was born on March 24, 1952, in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hesse, West Germany. His zodiac sign is Aries. Reinhard, a German, is 72 years old. Eva-Maria and Ludwig Genzel are Genzel’s parents. His father was a solid-state physics professor. Not only that but a prize in his father’s honor is given to young scientists. There is no precise information regarding his siblings.

Reinhard Genzel Height & Weight

Reinhard Genzel is 5 feet 8 inches tall. He weighs approximately 65 kg. He has lovely warm brown eyes and brown locks. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.

Reinhard Genzel

Reinhard Genzel’s Net Worth

How much is Reinhard Genzel’s net worth? As of February 2024, Genzel’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $1.5 million. His income comes from his work as a professor. His annual salary has not yet been announced.


Genzel received his Ph.D. in physics from the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn in 1978. Later that year, at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, he completed his Ph.D. thesis in radioastronomy. Following that, he worked at Cambridge’s Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was elected a Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in 1986. He conducted a gravitational redshift study with his researcher’s group. Reinhard Genzel found three flares in the galactic center in 2018 and released a report describing its near neighborhood observation as well as its brightness outburst. Meanwhile, Genzel’s team found the speed at which gas swirls, which is 30 percent of the speed of light, as predicted by the theory.

Reinhard Genzel’s Wife & Marriage

Who is Reinhard Genzel’s wife? Reinhard marries Orsolya Boroviczény in 1976. Orsolya, his wife, studied medicine in Germany. She also completed her pediatric residency in Boston and Oakland. Daria and Lisa are the couple’s two daughters. Lisa, the younger daughter, was born in Berkeley in 1983, while the older daughter was born in Boston in 1979.