Glen de Vries Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Glen de Vries

Glen de Vries was an American businessman, co-founder, and co-CEO of Medidata Solutions and a space tourist. Glen was a certified private pilot who recently lost his life in a tragic plane crash.

Early Life

Glen de Vries was born on 29th June 1972. As of 2021, Glen was 49 years old. He was raised in New York. From a very young age, he showed his passion for learning computers. Also, he was an immediate inspirer man who was encouraged by his mother to learn dance. He went to Carnegie Mellon University and attained his graduation in 1994. Glen became a keen learner of speaking the Japanese language which he attained also. He met his sudden death in a plane crash on 11th November 2021.

Glen de Vries Career

Glen served as an EMR Project Director at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from January 1996 to January 1997. He managed the Department of Urology for Columbia University who also penned down a book named “The Patient Equation”. Apart from this, he published journals on various molecular engineering such as Applied Clinical Trials, Cancer, The Journal of Urology, and also Molecular Diagnostics. On 13th October 2021, Glen de Vries partnered himself with William Shatner and two other astronauts on a New Shepard rocket as a part of the mission and traveled to space.

Plane Crash & Death

Glen de Vries was killed in a plane crash. He was traveling with Cessna 172 outside Hampton Township, New Jersey on 11th November 2021 at the age of 49. He was a certified private pilot he was accompanied by another pilot Thomas Fischer who was also killed in the plane crash.

Glen de Vries Biography

Real Name Glen de Vries
Birth Date 29 June 1972
Died Date 11 November 2021
Aged 49 Years
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim




College Carnegie Mellon University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Mria Bucheimer

Personal Life

Glen de Vries was married to his love of life named Mria Bucheimer. The couple tied a knot in 2011 after they started falling for each other. They met in a local bar and since then they started living with each other. However, not much is known about his wife Maria as she explored the things only after the death of de Vries was confirmed. She told that he had never seen the amazing and such a lively person in his life. His husband Glen was a superhero for her. He was smart, talented, generous, and really funny to her.

She said that while he left the world, a huge light has gone out of this earth. The death of the famous businessman was confirmed on 12th November 2021, Friday. Jeff Bezos who was the partner of Glen and with whom he traveled to space, mentioned his long-time partner in a tribute on Instagram. He wrote that his sympathies were with his partner named Leah and all for his loved ones. He told that the world lost the charm too early. On the other hand, Bezo’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez also mentioned her name in her tribute saying that they got the chance to know about Glen and his partner Leah last month.

Leah’s love was visible from her actions and the time they saw them together. She further added that when he was about to take off for the space, she gripped her hands so tight that it hurt. Even today if she thinks of that moment, it almost breaks her heart. She showed her condolence for the family, Leah, and Glen’s loved ones. This was tragic news for all.

Glen de Vries Net Worth

Glen de Vries was the CEO and co-founder of Medidata solution from 1999. In 2017, his value was work of $3.3 billion. The estimated net worth of Vries was nearly $700 million to $1 billion. He was the most talented and charming personality ever known to anyone on this earth. He gained a lot of fame and praise because of his astronaut career.