Gerrit Hiemstra

Gerrit Hiemstra

Gerrit Hiemstra
Quick Facts About Gerrit Hiemstra
Celebrated Name Gerrit Hiemstra
Age 61 years old
Nick Name Gerrit
Birth Name Gerrit Hiemstra
Birth Date 1961-08-19
Gender Male
Profession Weathercaster
Nationality Dutch
Place of Birth Drachten, the Netherlands
Ethnicity white caucasian
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Leo
College Ichthus College
University Meteorology at Wageningen University & Research
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Joke Hiemstra
Children 2
Net Worth $1 million- $5 million
Salary €144,000 annually
Height 6 ft
Weight 70 Kg
Eye Color blue
Hair Color light brown
Hair Style short

Gerrit Hiemstra is best known for winning the "Machiavelli" Prize 2021 in January 2022. That prize is awarded annually for a ‘remarkable achievement’ in the field of public communication. The jury of the Machiavelli Foundation honors Hiemstra because he “provides insight into climate change in an appealing way for a wide audience”.  He is known for his work on NOS Journaal (1956), Pauw & Witteman (2006), and Jinek (2013).

Who is Gerrit Hiemstra?

Gerrit Hiemstra is a Dutch meteorologist and entrepreneur. He is a weather presenter at the NOS Journaal, a news program on television by the NOS. He is also co-owner of Weather Impact in Amersfoort, which he founded in 2015. He is an Agricultural Engineer of Wageningen University, specializing in agrometeorology.

Beginning his career in 1986 as a young meteorologist at Meteo Consult, a commercial weather company in Wageningen, he worked as an operational meteorologist and as a business developer for the agricultural market until 1995.

In 1995 Gerrit switched to KNMI, the Dutch national weather service, to become head of the operational weather service at Schiphol airport. After a brief period, he got the opportunity to start a new commercial agricultural weather service at DLV Adviesgroep, the Dutch agricultural advisory service. 

Since June 2020, Gerrit has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Omrop Fryslân, the regional channel on TV, radio, and internet in the province of Friesland. 

Gerrit Hiemstra Bio: Age, Family 

Gerrit Hiemstra was born on August 19, 1961, in Drachten, the Netherlands. His birth name is Gerrit Hiemstra. He holds a Dutch nationality and belongs to the white caucasian ethnicity. His star sign is Leo. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Gerrit was born into a middle-class family. At the moment, the information regarding his parents is not revealed. But he is believed to have grown up in a well-educated family due to his high profile status. He was raised up on a farm at Suameer, a village in the Dutch province of Friesland. 

After completing his primary school education, Gerrit went to pre-university education at Ichthus College in Drachten. Then to enrolled at the agricultural university in Wageningen. Later he completed his studies in Meteorology at Wageningen University & Research in 1986 and began working as a meteorologist. 

Gerrit Hiemstra Wife and Children

Gerrit Hiemstra has been married to a beautiful lady named Joke Hiemstra. Joke Hiemstra is originally from the Netherland who Management assistant at Plaveka Project Finishing in Workum, Friesland, the Nederland. It is assumed that the pair had probably met nearly three decades before in early 1990. 

At first, they met as a co-worker but later developed feeling for each other resulting in their marriage. The couple has been living as husband and wife for more than twenty-five years. They have also welcomed two children who are believed to be in their early youthhood. 

Gerrit Hiemstra Net Worth

As of January 2022, the net worth of Gerrit Hiemstra is estimated to be around the US $1 million to $5 million. He has accumulated his fortune through his career as a meteorologist, business line, and through his involvement in a News company. 

A person working as a Meteorologist in the Netherlands typically earns around 7,340 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,520 EUR (lowest) to 11,500 EUR (highest). Since Gerrit is one of the renowned and highly competent Meteorologists, he earns around €12,000 monthly and €144,000 annually. 

With his massive earnings, he is living a moderate lifestyle. He owns a beautiful mansion worth $150,000 in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. His car collection includes Tesla Model 3, Volkswagen, and Ford. 

 How tall is Gerrit Hiemstra?

Gerrit Hiemstra is around 6 ft tall and his body weight is around 70 Kg. He has a slim build body. Despite his old age, he still looks fit and healthy. He has a pair of sparkling blue eyes. He looks very smart in his short haircut that is light brown in color. 

He is usually seen in formal dress reflecting his high profile status. He feels comfortable wearing 10 (US ) size shoes. He prefers to shave his beard every day. Likewise, the 60 years old also enjoys jogging every morning. 

Facts About Gerrit Hiemstra

  • #1He was good at rowing while at University.
  • #2In 2004 he was nominated for the Best Dressed Man Award.
  • #3 In 2015, he started the Weather Impact consultancy together with a partner.
  • #4He speaks Frisian fluently.
  • #5He likes to spend his leisure time with nature.
  • #6He is a friend of Greta Thunberg.
  • #7He likes to travel a lot.
  • #8He likes sea roaming.
  • #9Italy is his favorite holiday spot.
  • #10He likes to watch bike racing.

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