Grant Imahara Net Worth

Whether it’s books, articles, blogs, movie scripts or pieces in magazines, these authors sure earn a lot. Famous for their work and impact to various communities and demographics globally, authors are usually very respected and have huge followings. Grant Imahara, the American Electrical engineer, designer, roboticist, TV personality, TV host is no exception from this rule. This person was born in unknown on the October 23, 1970. As a kid and throughout his teenage years, attending University of Southern California helped develop a love for creating content and writing pieces. Grant Imahara has a family of unknown unknown unknown. Standing at 5 ft 6 in (1.69 m) tall, Grant Imahara has a huge fanbase throughout every continent. So, do you want to know how much this person is worth? Well, the total estimated net worth of Grant Imahara is said to be $2.5 Million.

Read more about Grant Imahara Biography

Grant Imahara went to the University of Southern California, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, but it is known Grant was interested in becoming a screenwriter, too. However, he stayed in the field of engineering and became involved in movies in a different way. Right after graduation Grant began working at a Lucas film’s Home THX division, but soon moved to Industrial Light and Magic, a company which provides visual effects for movies. Among many films that Grant Imahara had a hands in, most famous and the one that added a lot to his net worth is a prequel trilogy of “Star Wars”, working on an old robot named R2-D2. He subsequently worked a a stream of successful films, which included “The Matrix Reloaded”, “Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”, “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, “Van Helsing”, “Galaxy Quest” and many others, usually as the the maker and operator of various robots and models.

Another source of Grant Imahara’s net worth as well as his fame is the aforementioned show “Myth Busters”, which combines science and entertainment, perhaps the perfect place for Imahara to apply his talents. This Discovery Channel’s show is hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman who are special effects experts. Grant Imahara joined their “The Build Team” to contribute his knowledge and experience in electronics and robotics and in its use in movie production. The show is popular around the world, being broadcast in US, Australia and other countries by the Discovery Channels worldwide.

Imahara is known for his other involvements in science and entertainment industry too. For example, he has been an active participator at “BattleBots”, a reality TV show- competition which ran on Comedy Central for five seasons from 2000 to 2002. Grant competed in it with the robot he himself had created and named Deadblow. He also became involved in another show called “Junkyard Mega-Wars”, and with his skills in robotics helped his team to win the competition. Imahara is also the one who created the mechanism of movement for the famous Energizer Bunny. More recently Grant constructed a robot which appeared in “The Late Night Show” along with its host Craig Ferguson.

Even though Grant Imahara earned most of his net worth from designing robots, he is also known for writing as well as acting work. He has written a robot-making guide book called “Kickin’ Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots”. He also participated in the creation of a short film “Architects of Evil”, for which Imahara wrote the story as well as appeared in it as an actor. All these projects have contributed to Grant’s net worth.

In his personal life, since 2016 his partner has been costume designer Jennifer Newman. They continue to live in Los Angeles.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Grant Imahara
  • Net Worth: $2.5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: October 23, 1970
  • Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
  • Profession: Electrical engineer, designer, roboticist, TV personality, TV host
  • Education: University of Southern California
  • Nationality: American
  • Partner: Jennifer Newman
  • Nicknames: Grant Masaru Imahara , Grant Grim-Ahara
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  • Nominations: ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor (2008), Shorty Award for Best in Science (2010)
  • Movies: The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Van Helsing, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • TV Shows: MythBusters (since 2003), White Rabbit Project (since 2016), Junkyard Mega-Wars


  • Regarding Mythbusters: We’re insured by the same people who do Jackass. Once I heard that, I knew we were with the right people. (Source: Geek Monthly, January 2008, p. 35)


  • Mythbusting on discovery. [April 2006]
  • While working at ILM, Grant was on a team that rebuilt the Energizer Bunny (the model that is still in use in commercials). They built and operated 3 bunnies. Each bunny requires 3 operators (head, hands, and driver). Grant began as the arms man, and moved up to become the driver.
  • While working at ILM, Grant wore the official C3-PO suit at a variety of press functions, over the course of 9 years. He went on the Oprah show, did Mitsubishi ads in Japan, and met the Lakers (to name just a few), dressed as C3-P0.
  • Is one of three official operators of R2D2 for Lucasfilm.
  • Has a degree in Electrical Engineering (USC, 1993)


Title Year Status Character
Suspended Belief 2017 pre-production Kludge
The Finer Things 2014 Short completed Tea Patron
Zombie 360 Short post-production Zombie
Star Trek Continues 2013-2016 TV Series Sulu
Explain Things to Me 2016 TV Series
Muzzled the Musical 2015 TV Series Robot Knight
Star Trek: Renegades 2015 TV Series Masaru
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 2015 TV Movie Lodge
The Realms of Labyrinth 2014 TV Series Tea Guest
Goblin Kitchen: Labyrinth Masquerade 2014 Short Tea Guest
Avengers Assemble! 2012-2014 TV Series Kang
Caper 2014 TV Series
TCS Presents 2013 TV Series
Shelf Life 2013 TV Series Zhou Solo
Team Unicorn 2013 TV Series General Grant
Eureka 2012 TV Series EMO Robot Scientist
The League of S.T.E.A.M. 2012 TV Series Sir Angus De Cranium
S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D. 2012 Short Grant Imahara
The Guild 2011 TV Series Grant Imahara
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome 2001 TV Special short Artoo’s Technician
Special Effects
Title Year Status Character
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2011 TV Series robot skeleton sidekick – 14 episodes
Visual Effects
Title Year Status Character
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 model maker: ILM
xXx: State of the Union 2005 modelmaker: ILM
Van Helsing 2004 modelmaker: ILM
The Matrix Revolutions 2003 model maker foreman: Eon
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 modelmaker: ILM
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 model maker foreman: Eon
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 model maker: ILM
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 senior model maker: ILM
Galaxy Quest 1999 chief model maker: ILM
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 model maker: ILM
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 model maker: miniature unit
Title Year Status Character
BattleBots 2000 TV Series competitor / robot builder
Title Year Status Character
Office Ninja 2014 special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Last Call with Carson Daly 2016 TV Series Himself
White Rabbit Project 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Host
MythBusters 2005-2016 TV Series documentary Himself – Host / Himself – Builder
TableTop 2012-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
The Comlink 2014 TV Series Himself – Special Guest
Netflix Musical: Frozen Parody 2014 Video short Himself
The 2nd Annual Geekie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself – Award Recipient
Heroes of Cosplay 2014 TV Series Himself
Chaotic Awesome 2014 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live Pre-Show 2013 TV Movie Himself – Panelist
Triangulation 2013 TV Series Himself
The Geekie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Punkin Chunkin 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
Punkin Chunkin 2012 TV Series Himself – Host
Try This at Home! 2012 TV Series Himself
Sharkzilla 2012 TV Movie Himself
Comic Con 2012 Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
Geek DIY 2012 TV Series Himself
Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling 2012 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Punkin Chunkin 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself – Host
Beyond Tomorrow 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
TableTop 2015 TV Series Himself
MythBusters 2010-2012 TV Series documentary Himself – Host


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