Clive Thompson’s Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids, Family, Books, & Career

Who is Clive Thompson?

Clive Thompson is a Canadian blogger, columnist, and author. He is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, a monthly columnist for Wired Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, and Blogger at Medium.

Clive mainly focuses on science, and technology’s impact on society, daily life, and how they changed it. 

He is also an author of the famous book “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World” and  “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better” 

How old is Clive Thompson?

Clive Thompson is 25 years old. He was born on October 30, 1968, in Toronto, Canada. His zodiac sign is Scorpio, whereas his religion is Christianity. 

Biography and quick wiki summary: 

Real Name:Clive Thompson
Birthplace:Toronto, Canada 
Date of Birth:October 30, 1968, 
Age:55 years old
Height:5 feet 11 inches
Weight:75 kilograms 
Wife:Emily Nussbaum
Children: 2 sons, Mario and Luigi
Occupation:Freelancer, Author, Blogger
Net Worth:$3 million

Who is Clive Thompson’s wife?

Clive is married to Emily Nussbaum, a Television critic

On February 20, 1966, Emily Nussbaum was born to Toby Nussbaum and Bernard Nussbaum in the United States. Currently, Emily Nussbaum is 58 years old.

Her father, Bernard Nussbaum, was a corporate lawyer who served as White House Counsel under President Bill Clinton. She has two brothers, Peter Nussbaum and Frank Nussbaum, married to Alexis Tannenbaum and Carlye Adler. 

She completed her bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Oberlin College and enrolled at New York University for her master’s degree in Poetry.

Soon after graduation, Emily joined New York Magazine as Culture Editor in 2004. Emily was the culture editor along with a TV critic and feature writer.

Since May 2010, she has worked as Staff Writer for the New Yorker Magazine Inc. 

In 2016 Emily Nussbaum received the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. She is also an author of “I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution,” published on June 25, 2019.

When did Clive Thompson meet his wife Emily?

Clive and Emily met each other while they were working for New York Magazine. Both of them served as a writer for the magazine during the mid-2000s. They became good companions and later decided to get married.

How many children does Clive Thompson have?

Clive Thompson has two children, both of whom are sons. The name of his sons is Mario Thompson and Luigi Thompson. At present, both of them are studying in primary school. However, the information about their age is not available in the media. 

How much do Clive Thompson’s net worth?

The writer has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2024. The sum also includes the earnings made by his wife. Clive’s major sources of his income are freelancing and blogging.

Clive has worked for steller publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Lingua Francia, Wired, and The Washington Post, all of which are known for providing good remuneration to their writers.

However, the information related to his investment and business is not available in the media. 

Clive Thompson’s Books

Clive is regarded as one of the most respected writers specializing in technology and science.

As of May 2022, Clive Thompson has published two books, “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World” on March 26, 2019, and “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better” on September 12, 2013.

Career: How did he get into technologies?

Clive was always fascinated by computers and technology since his childhood days. In an interview, He’d pass his time in video games and music for hours. Clive mentioned he was captivated by home computers like Commodore 64 and BASIC programming.

After graduating in 1992, Clive started to work as a magazine writer for different publications around the United States. He joined Wired in December 2003 as a contributing writer and monthly columnist where he presented his views on technology and science and their influence on our lifestyle.

Clive is also contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine, a Columnist at Smithsonian Magazine, and Blogger at Medium. 


Numerous awards and accolades have fallen into Clive’s appellation. The marquee honors include a Mirror Award and Overseas Press Council Award. He is also a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow from 2003-to 2004. 


In 1997, Clive Thompson enrolled at the University of Toronto to study Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. He graduated in 1992. 

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