Travis Taylor Net Worth 2022, Wife, Skinwalker, Degrees

Travis Taylor net worth

Read the complete write-up of Travis Taylor net worth, age, height, education, PhD degrees, wife, children, Skinwalker Ranch as well as other information you need to know.


Dr. Travis Taylor is an engineer and best-selling author who holds PhDs in Optical Science and Engineering, Aerospace Systems Engineering, and master’s degrees in Physics and Astronomy. For the past twenty-five years, Taylor has worked on various hi-tech programs for the Department of Defense and NASA. He is the newest member of this diverse and highly skilled team and brings a vast wealth of knowledge that will help them apply hard science in an effort to solve this incredible mystery.

Early Life

NameTravis Taylor
Net Worth$5 million
ProfessionEngineer, Host
Age53 years
Travis Taylor net worth 2022

Travis Shane Taylor was born on July 24, 1968(age 53 years) in Decatur, Alabama. Taylor grew up in rural North Alabama alongside his older brother Gregory, a chief master sergeant of the Air Force Reserves. As a boy, Taylor read science fiction and dismantled household electronics.

Taylor’s degrees are from Auburn University (B.E.E. ’91) and the University of Alabama Huntsville (MS ’94, Ph.D. ’99, MSE ’01, Ph.D. ’12). He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master’s degree in physics, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, a master’s degree in astronomy, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

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In the eighth grade, he wrote a novella about a post-nuclear-war America featuring an aerospace engineer who carried a bullwhip and used a little flying wing that he had invented to spy on the Soviets. His father, Charles Taylor, worked as a machinist at Wyle Laboratories, which subcontracted for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1960s, wherein he built America’s first satellites directly with Wernher von Braun. While in high school, Taylors’ family moved to Somerville, near Huntsville, next door to an Army scientist. 

At 17 years old, with the help of his neighbor, he built a radio telescope that won the state science fair and placed sixth in the nation. This led the Army to offer Taylor a job working at Redstone Arsenal on direct energy weapons systems directly out of high school as well as a scholarship. 

Travis Taylor is a black belt martial artist, a private pilot, a scuba diver, races mountain bikes, competed in triathlons, and has been the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of several hard rock bands. 


Taylor has worked on various programs for the United States Department of Defense and NASA for over sixteen years. He is currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, high-energy lasers, and next-generation space launch concepts.

Taylor is also involved with multiple Human intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Signals intelligence (SIGINT), and Measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) concept studies.

Tv shows and movies

Taylor first appeared in episodes of The Universe and Life After People for the History Channel in 2010, after his name came up in a search regarding space warfare. Taylor was then on National Geographic Channel’s When Aliens Attack in 2011.

In the summer of 2011, the National Geographic Channel announced a new series called Rocket City Rednecks which features Taylor. The first episode showed in September 2011. A self-proclaimed ‘redneck rocket scientist’, Taylor focuses on ‘hillbilly ingenuity’ for the show’s backyard science experiments, aided by his family and best friend, who are all machinists and inventors. The show ran for two seasons, from September 2011 to January 2013.

In 2015, he hosted the series 3 Scientist Walk into a Bar. In 2017, he appeared on the History Channel show Ancient Aliens Season 12 episode “Voices of the Gods.”

Taylor also appeared in the Season 13 episode “The Alien Protocols,” as well as the show The Tesla Files in 2018. Next, he was on an episode of The Curse of Oak Island on the History Channel in January 2019. He was able to show off his knowledge of searching for underground items using different gasses. Later in 2019, he appeared in an episode of In Search of Monsters and the show NASA’s Unexplained Files.


Travis Taylor is married to Karen. They have a daughter named Kalista Jade. Talyor and his wife Karen have two dogs Stevie and Wesker, and a cat Kuro. They currently live in a private house in Huntsville.

Travis Taylor net worth

How much is Travis Taylor worth? Travis Taylor’s net worth 2022 is estimated at around $5 million. He is not a billionaire. However, he lead a 2020 History Channel series focusing on mysteries at Skinwalker Ranch, Utah, United States, in which he and a team investigated potential paranormal phenomena. “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” program launched a second season on May 4, 2021