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Sam Harris is an individual who is known all over the world as one of many things including as a writer, blogger, religious critics, and podcast host among other things. Also regarded as one of the Four Horsemen of atheism, Harris is very popular in many circles. Here is all you need to know about him.
Sam Harris Biography and Age
The writer was named Sam Benjamin Harris when he was born on April 9, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. He was born to the family of Berkeley Harris and Susan Harris. While his father was an actor, his mother was a TV Producer who was known for a number of works such as The Golden Palace and The Secret Lives of Men.
Harris was raised by his mother after she broke up with his father when he was still just a child. She would go on to marry another TV producer, Paul Junger Witt. While growing up, he had always had an interest in religious discourse even though religion was not among the things discussed by his parents.
For his education, the man who would come to be known among the new atheists attended the Stanford University. The first time he attended the institution was to Major in English, but he left for India before returning again to obtain a Philosophy degree. He would go on to receive a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
One of the main things that would draw attention to Sam Harris was his writings in major papers around the world such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Times. More than that, he also began making appearances on various media sharing his idea about religion.
More so, he also took out the time to engage in many debates with Christian preachers and theologians such as William Lane Craig and Rick Warren.
He would later get more popular for his books such as The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (2004), Letter to a Christian Nation (2006), The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (2010), Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (2014), and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (2015) which he wrote with Maajid Nawaz.
His first work, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, helped him to clinch the PEN/Martha Albrand Award.
Among the things he is very popular for is his activities as an atheist for which he is described as an evangelical atheist. More so, alongside other atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris joins to become the Four Horsemen of Atheism. The name was given to them from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the bible.
The famous neuroscientist and philosopher has maintained a very private life even as he is always in the open. Nonetheless, it is known that he has not openly dated many women in the past. In fact, he is only known publicly to have dated the woman who is now his wife, Annaka Harris.
Just like her husband with whom she has been married since 2004, Annaka Harris is also a writer but one for children’s book. Among her most popular works are I Wonder. She has also had her works appear in The New York Times. In addition to that, Annaka who has very little of her background known to the public is also a book editor among many other things, sharing in the interest of her husband.
Years down the line, the union between the two has been blessed with two kids Emma and Violet.
A man with filled hands taking care of almost everything from writing to podcasting and many other things, it is only expected that he has a good net worth. Well, he does, except if you don’t consider an estimated $2 million as good enough.
Sam Harris has been able to make his fortune from his numerous engagements as well as the speeches he delivers.
Sam Harris is a man that is rather slim and of average height. He has an athletic build and from looks, a good body measurement. That stated, the actual height of the author is not known, just as his body weight. In the same way, there is hardly anything of significance in the public domain about his overall body measurements.
- He was born into a popular family with both his parents involved in entertainment.
- The name ‘The Four Horsemen of atheism’ was given to him and others after a meeting they held to discuss about religion.
- His works have been translated to over 20 languages.