Larry Hanks is an American entomologist and professor famous for his work in the field of Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. Apart from this, he is also known for interpretation of the songs of the American West, Cowboy songs, blues ballads of Leadbelly, American vernacular songs. He is a sibling brother of Tom Hanks and Jim Hanks.
Early Life and Career of Larry Hanks
Larry Hanks is a son of Amos Hanks, who is an itinerant cook and Janet Janks, a hospital worker (died in 2016). He grew up with his elder brother Tom Hanks and one sibling sister Sandra Hanks. As his parents divorced in between 1960-62 and brother Jim went along with his mother. Hence, he could not spend his time with brother Jim Hanks.
He completed Bachelor of Science from University of California, Davis during 1978 and did his Master of Science from University of Nevada, Reno in 1982. Moreover, this genius has achieved Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1991.
Being the student of science he was close to Ph.D. supervisor, Robert Denno. He also has done research on the basis why the trees in a woodland setting were almost free of pests while it infected the number of trees in the landscapes area.
Subsequently, he also published a course which indicated the woodlands that contained natural organisms and preyed on the tree pests collaborating with Clifford natural Purdue University.
In 1996, he became the part of the University of Illinois at Urban-Campaign's faculty as an assistant professor and later he worked as an associate professor.
Currently, he is a full-time professor of the University of Illinois at Urban-Campaign.
Larry Hanks' Personal Life
Larry has been one of the famous personality, who has successfully managed to keep his love affair and married life a secret. Maybe he is a married guy or maybe single. As long as he doesn't share his relationship status nothing can be confirmed.
When he introduced himself to the students at the University of California, Tom said,
"I said, 'Well, I'm Tom Hanks.' And they said, 'Yeah, and your brother is Dr. Larry Hanks.' So I was like the famous guy's brother, you know, at the thing. And it rattled me. And my brother Jim is still angry about it, and my sister Sandra still can't quite..."
However, details about his personal life including his marriage and children is still under the radar.
Larry Hanks' Net Worth
Larry's exact net worth is still behind the curtains. But looking at his successful career he must surely have a huge net worth.
His brother Tom Hanks has an estimated net worth of about $350 million as of 2019.