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Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Career, Net Worth, and More

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is a German chemist, science communicator, television presenter, and YouTuber. She was elected to the senate of the Max Planck Society in June 2020.


Age- 36 years



Born- 7 August 1987

Birthplace- Heppenheim, Germany

Spouse-Matthias Leiendecker

Profession-German chemist and science communicator


Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim


Details about Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim’s parents are not available, but they hail from South Vietnam. Her father is a chemist.


She is married to Matthias Leiendecker, and the couple has a daughter together.


In 2006, she obtained her Abitur from Hemsbach. Nguyen-Kim pursued her studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and later at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


She pursued her doctoral studies at RWTH Aachen University, Harvard University, and the University of Potsdam, completing her doctorate in 2017. Despite receiving a job offer from BASF, she decided to prioritize science communication.

Nguyen-Kim launched the YouTube channel “The Secret Life Of Scientists” in 2015 and later started another channel called maiLab (originally named schönschlau) in 2016, funded by German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. As of September 2020, maiLab has over 1 million subscribers.

Her videos on the COVID-19 pandemic garnered significant attention, reaching several million viewers and making it into German YouTube trends.

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim career

She also provided commentary on the pandemic on the German news program “Tagesthemen” (ARD) and appeared as an expert on various talk shows. Since 2018, Nguyen-Kim has co-hosted the science show “Quarks” (WDR Fernsehen) with Ralph Caspers and presents the online video series “Terra X Lesch & Co” with Harald Lesch and Philip Häusser.

Since October 2021, she has hosted a TV show called “MAITHINK X – Die Show” on ZDFneo. Her book “Komisch, alles chemisch” (transl. ”Weird, all chemical”), published in March 2019, has been on the Spiegel bestseller list since November 2019.

Net Worth

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim’s approximate net worth is $10 million.

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