Christopher Eric Hitchens was as English author, journalist as well as a critic of literacy who was born on the 13th of April, 1949 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He was born as the eldest of two sons to father Eric Ernest Hitchens, and mother Yvonne Jean Hitchens who met each other in Scotland while both of them were serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Due to the nature of his parent’s job, the family had to move around a lot. His mother, who was a Jewish kept that fact hidden from her husband for a long time, and later revealed it after they had kids. As a child, he studied at first in Mount House School, located in Devon and later was transferred to Leys School in Cambridge. Upon graduation, he studied politics and economy at Balliol College, Oxford. In the 60s, he left his college studies and got involved in the Vietnam War, and protested against the violence and use of nuclear weapons, the oligarchy and racism. Born and raised in Britain, Chris was a British by nationality. But he spent lot of years of his life in the U.S.A, and thus has an American citizenship too. A Jewish by religion, he belongs to white ethnicity.
Chris was not a very tall man, and he has a very average height. He measures about a175 cm tall, which was about 5 feet and 9 inches, which was not a very great height. He was a small man, of average body measurements and built; and was not very heavy physically. He was known for his wide face, brown hair, short lips and blue eyes. He didn’t have any tattoos on his body and neither had any shirtless pictures on the media, although there was a maximum search demand for it. Regarding his personal life, Chris had been married twice, and was a father of 3 children. He was first married to his wife Eleni Meleagrou in 1981, and they were together till 1989. In that 8 yearlong relationship, the couple had 2 children together: a son named Alexander Hitches and daughter Antonia Hitchens. After the divorce took place in 1989, he was single for two years and then a couple of years later got married to Carol Blue, in 1991. He and Carol had one daughter named Sophia and they were together till Chris was dead. The rumors regarding his sexuality were false that he was a gay, although the truth was that he was a bisexual in his early youth days. He had had sexual affairs with two male partners in Oxford, but later stared to have affairs with women as he’d started to like them.
A very active person, he had been linked and involved with several persons and organizations from around the world. He was known for his sharp critical comments, columns, debates, interviews, quotes, books and sense of humor, all which were a distinct part of his personality. His interviews and reports on subjects like Cancer Cure, Racial Differences and politics had been read and appreciated by many people. Arguably one of the greatest critic of his time; his death was taken hardly by his family as well as his followers. In 2010, the news first broke up about his health problems and that he had to undergo treatment for esophageal cancer. He was admitted and treated under Vanity Fair and died in the 15th of December 2011, at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Having appeared in several TV shows as well as movies, Chris has a good fan following around the world. He has got several followers on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, and to know more about him, you can read his biography in sites like IMDb as well as Wikipedia. By 2015, he has an estimated net worth of about $2 million dollars.