Nirmal Purja, also known as Nims Dai, is a Nepalese mountaineer, actor, and former Gurkha soldier. He holds a number of world records in mountaineering.
Purja is most known for climbing all 14 eight-thousanders, or mountains higher than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) above sea level, in a record-breaking six months and six days using bottled oxygen.
What is the Net Worth and Salary of Nirmal Purja in 2021?
Nirmal has amassed a sizable fortune during the course of his profession. During his time as a lance corporal with Special Boat Service, he earned an average of $50,000.
He hasn’t published his exact net worth or income in the public as of now. Purja is the Bremonth Project Impossible’s Brand Ambassador. He also made money from commercials for brands like Red Bull, Antmiddleton, Summitoxygen, and others.
Quick Facts of Nirmal Nims Purja
|Age:||38 years 4 months|
|Birth Date:||July 25, 1983|
|Full Name:||Nirmal Nims Purja|
|Birth Place:||Myagdi, Gandaki Province, Nepal|
|Profession:||Mountaineer, Former Gurkha soldier, Actor|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries|
|Last Update:||December, 2021|
Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education:
Nirmal was born in Nepal’s Gandaki Province on July 25, 1983. Nirmal Purja Magar is his full name. As of 2021, he is 38 years old, according to his birth date. Leo is his zodiac sign.
His father was a Gurkha soldier in India. In the year 2020, his mother passed away. Nims dai recalls that his mother adored him and was very strict when he was little. “My boy has a godly spirit,” his mother remarks. He is the youngest of four siblings, with three older brothers and a younger sister. His brothers were also members of the British Army. He was born in Nepal and now resides in the United Kingdom. He, too, is of Magar ancestry.
Nirmal joined the Gurkha Brigade in 2003 and was the first Gurkha to join the Special Boat Service in 2009. In the special forces, he was a cold-weather combat specialist. Purja was a Lance Corporal until he left the military in 2018 to pursue a career in mountaineering.
Career and Professional Life:
Nirmal undertook his first major ascent to Lobuche in 2012, despite having no prior mountaineering expertise. On May 18, 2014, he attempted his first eight-thousander by summiting Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters). Purja reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time on May 13, 2016.
Similarly, on May 15, 2017, he led the Gurkha Expedition “G200E,” which summited Everest with 13 Gurkhas. The purpose of this mission was to commemorate 200 years of loyalty to the British soldier.
Nirmal began Project Possible in 2019 and summited the first mountain on April 23, 2019. On May 24, 2019, he summited Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, completing the first six-summit phase. Similarly, he ascended his last two ice summits in only 12 days.
Aside from that, in 2020, he will release his debut book, Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks -My Life in the Death Zone. He recently starred in the documentary 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, which will be released in 2021.
Winter Ascent of K2:
Nirmal created history on January 16, 2021, when he and nine other Nepali mountaineers were the first to summit K2 in the difficult winter conditions.
Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Geljen Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa (Mingma G), Dawa Tenjin Sherpa and Kilu Pemba Sherpa, and Sona Sherpa make up his team. He was the only member of the expedition to reach the summit without using supplemental oxygen.
Awards and Honors:
- Nirmal holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu in two days and 30 minutes.
- On June 9, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II made this mountaineer a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his outstanding achievements in high altitude mountaineering.
Relationship Status: Who is the wife of Nirmal Purja?
In the year 2008, the couple tied the knot. Their wedding was held in the Nepali Magar custom. In 2021, Nims and Suchi celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary. They haven’t had any children yet.
They do, however, have a pet dog named Enzo, whom they treat like a child. Enzo even has its own Instagram account, @enzo stories.
Controversy and Rumors:
Nirmal and his wife Suchi married in 2006, according to certain accounts. On January 1, 2021, Suchi posted a snapshot of their 13th anniversary on her social media account.
However, he was almost killed while serving in the British army. The sniper was aiming for his neck, but the bullet grazed Nimral’s gunstock instead.
Body Measurement: Height, Weight
How tall is Nirmal Purja?
Nirmal has a well-maintained body physique as a climber. His eyes are black, and he has dark brown hair. On the backside of his torso, Nims has a large tattoo of large mountains.
The mountaineer has a verified Instagram and Facebook account with more than 5889k and 208k followers, respectively, under the handle @nimsdai. He’s also on Twitter, where he has 46.8k followers.