Rudyard Kipling Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, And Education, Career, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Books, Awards

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Rudyard Kipling Biography

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a famous  English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Rudyard was born in British India which inspired much of his work. Besides that, his work in fiction includes  The Jungle Book (1894), Kim, and many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King”. He had also written poems such as Mandalay” “Gunga Din”, “The Gods of the Copybook Headings”, “The White Man’s Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands” and “If—” Above all Kipling is seen as an innovator in the art of the short story, and his children’s books are classics; one critic noted “a versatile and luminous narrative gift.” Later in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was among the United Kingdom’s most popular writers.

Rudyard Kipling Age

Kipling was born in the year 1865 on 30th December. However, he died in the year 1936. So Rudyard lived till he was 70 years of age.

Rudyard Kipling Height

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Rudyard Kipling Weight

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Early Life And Education

Joseph was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India. Therefore his father was  John Lockwood Kipling, while his mother was  Alice Kipling.

In addition to that Rudyard’s parents met in 1893 and courted at Rudyard Lake in Rudyard, Staffordshire, England. His parents married and left for India.

Kipling’s birth home on the campus of the J.J. School of Art in Bombay was for many years used as the dean’s residence. Although a cottage bears a plaque noting it as his birth site, the original one may have been torn down and replaced decades ago.


Later in 1977 during the spring Kipling’s mother took them to Goldings Farm at Loughton. Therefore they spent on the farm and adjoining Forest, some of the time with Stanley Baldwin.

Then in 1978 in January Judyard was taken to the United Services College at Westward Ho!,  Devon, is a school recently founded to prepare boys for the army. At first, it was rough for him at the school, but later t later led to firm friendships and provided the setting for his schoolboy stories Stalky & Co. in  1899.

While at that college Kipling met and fell in love with Florence Garrard. Florence became the model for Maisie in Kipling’s first novel, The Light That Failed in 1891.

When Kipling was about to finish school, it was decided that Kipling did not have the academic ability to get into Oxford University on a scholarship. His parents lacked the wherewithal to finance him.

So Kipling’s father later was working in Lahon swerving as  Principal of the Mayo College of Art and Curator of the Lahore Museum.

He, therefore, went to India in 1882 in September and arrived in Bombay on 18 October.


Judiyard was working in British India for local newspapers such as the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore and The Pioneer in Allahabad from 1883 to 1889.

Later Kipling decided to use the money to move to London, the literary center of the British Empire. So in March 1889, he left India, traveling first to San Francisco via Rangoon, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Later again when Judyard was in London he had several stories accepted by magazines. So he started living for the next two years at Villiers Street, near Charing Cross.

In September 1896, the Kiplings were in Torquay, Devon, on the south-western coast of England, in a hillside home overlooking the English Channel.

So killing became famous and in the previous two or three years had increasingly been making political pronouncements in his writings.

Then in 1885, he joined freemason. this was according to the English magazine Masonic that gave out the information.

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Net Worth

His net worth was  $85 Million.


His wife was Caroline Starr Balestier Kipling and they lived together from 1892 to 1936 when he died.


He had three children

  1. John Kipling
  2. Josephine Kipling
  3. Elsie Bambridge


  1. The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  2. If – Rudyard Kipling
  3. The White Man’s Burden
  4. Kipling: A Selection of His Stories and Poems
  5. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
  6. Kim (novel)
  7. Just So Stories
  8. The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling
  9. Gunga Din
  10. The Ballad of East and West
  11. Kipling: Poems
  12. Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling
  13. How the Whale Got His Throat
  14. Recessional
  15. The Second Jungle Book
  16. Mowgli’s Brothers
  17. The Cat That Walked by Himself
  18. The Light That Failed
  19. The Female of the Species (poem)
  20. My Boy Jack (poem)
  21. The Gods of the Copybook Headings
  22. Tiger! Tiger! (Kipling short story)
  23. Plain Tales from the Hills
  24. How the Camel Got His Hump
  25. All the Mowgli Stories
  26. The Elephant’s Child
  27. Toomai of the Elephants
  28. Barrack Room Ballads
  29. La Première Lettre Rudyard Kipling
  30. The White Seal
  31. Kaa’s Hunting
  32. Puck of Pook’s Hill
  33. Stalky
  34. Rewards and Fairies
  35. Lispeth


  1. Nobel Prize in Literature
  2. Audie Award for Audio Drama
  3. Audie Award for Excellence in Production


Even though Kipling kept on writing until the early 1930s it was at a slower pace and with less success than before. So on the night of 12 January 1936, he suffered a hemorrhage in his small intestine.

He then underwent surgery but died at Middlesex Hospital less than a week later on 18 January 1936, at the age of 70.