Life Below Zero is Alaska-based reality TV series, produced by BBC Worldwide and aired on National Geography, featured on the day-to-day life of Alaskan residents. Life in Alaska might be simple but not easy in the harsh weather conditions of Alaska. The show became popular among the audiences of all age group due to its reality factor and has won two Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. Today we are going to bring you closer the show’s main cast members, Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve, Chip Hailstone, Agnes Hailstone, Jessie Holmes, and Andy Bassich including their net worth and income per episode.
Sue Aikens Net worth And Salary
Sue Aikens moved to Alaska from Chicago where she born in 1963. As her parents divorced, she and her mother moved to Alaska. There she completed her schooling and started to fell in love with Alaska.
After being grown up, she set up a hunting camp beside the Kavik River, which she runs from June through September and provides her customers food and accommodation charging them $350 per day. She also got a gas station there on the east side of the North Slope. She has been married thrice but ultimately divorced, although she has a son and two daughters. Sue Aikens has an estimated net worth of $500,000 and has a salary of $200,000 annually.
Glenn Villeneuve Net worth And Salary
Glenn Villeneuve moved to Alaska from the USA in 1999. From an early age, he was inspired by nature and spend hours to explore the remote corners of the area he lived in. He quit high school due to his love for exploring nature. He finally moved to Alaska and settled in Chandalar, 200 miles north of Fairbanks and 65 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
His way of life attracted the producers of “Life Below Zero” and he became a cast member of the show. So far, Glenn has appeared in more than 75 episodes and has become one of the most successful members of the show. Glenn Villeneuve has an estimated net worth of $250,000 and gets a salary of $200,000 annually from the reality show.
Erik Salitan Net Worth And Salary
Erik Salitan moved to Alaska from USA in 2002 when he was 18 looking for a good life but fell in love with the place and settled here. This 34 years old Caucasian TV star attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and holds a degree in applied science. He is living just 65 miles north from the Arctic circle along with his wife and fellow ‘Life Below Zero’ cast member Martha Salitan.
With more than 16 years of experience in guiding, he provides guide service in summer as the owner of “Bushwhack Alaska Guiding and Outfitting.” He also runs two lodges in Alaska, one in the remote Brooks Range and other in Peninsula. He earned an impressive salary featuring four years as the main cast of “Life Below Zero.” Erik has an estimated net worth of $450,000.
Chip Hailstone Net Worth And Salary
Chip Hailstone moved to Alaska from USA in 1988 when he was 19 and since then he has been living there. He grew up in Kalispell, USA learning hunting and fishing. Chip settled in the small town of Noorvik and later met his future wife, Agnes. Alaska a small city of roughly 700 inhabitants. Seasonally they move as far as 90 miles in search of the best hunt. In doing so, the family packs the tents and necessary equipment to keep themselves safe from cold and wild animals.
He has been fishing, hunting and gathering raw material for living over the past 20 years. Their main source of income is from the reality TV show “Life Below Zero.” The earning is also attributed to the parts of the animal they hunt and put on sale. Chip is estimated to have a net worth of $200,000 with an estimated annual salary of $45,000 which he earned mostly from the television show.
Agnes Hailstone Net Worth And Salary
Agnes is an Alaskan native with Inpuiat ancestry got accustomed to hunting and fishing from her childhood. She was taught by her family members different techniques including tan animals, gather oil from the body fats, and create handicrafts. She uses an all-purpose knife called “Ulu” which is popular among Inuit. Agnes is estimated to have a net worth of about $100,000 with a $25,000 annual salary. The source of her net worth and income is from the reality show and also from other small businesses that she does.
Jessie Holmes Net worth And Salary
Jessie moved to Alaska from the USA, Alabama at the age of 16 and settled in the town of Nenana, where he started building boats, cabin, sled, fish wheels. He has 40 sled dogs and he loves them more than anything in the world. He uses his dogs for racing, wood hauling for his carpentry works and tours around Alaska.
He arranges food for his sled dogs by fishing salmon fish during summer and hunting wolverine, lynx, and muskrat, among other Alaskan animals during winter. He didn’t join the show until 2015 but since then has become a main cast member, and has appeared in almost 50 episodes, which has increased his popularity and wealth. Jessie Holmes has an estimated net worth of $150,000.
Andy Bassich Net Worth And Salary
Andy Bassich moved to Alaska from Maryland, USA in 1980. He was born and brought up in Maryland and started carpentry business after finishing his high school. He settled alongside the Yukon River and took a job as a riverboat captain. He met his future wife, Kate during one of his expeditions to Dawson City although divorced in 2016.
In addition to his service as a riverboat captain, Andy is also a hunter and has over 20 sled dogs. He attracted the producers of “Life Below Zero” due to his unusual way of life and became a part of the show which increased his wealth considerably. Bassich’s net worth is as high as $250,000 with an annual salary of $100,000. Andy’s source of income and net worth is from his Tv series as well as his school and furniture business.
Kate Rorke-Bassich Net Worth And Salary
Kate moved to Alaska from Canada to explore Alaska as a tourist while she met her ex-husband Andy Bassich at Dawson City back in 2003. Andy was a riverboat captain at that time. They started dating each other for a short period of time and got married in 2003. They lived an adventurous life in Calico Bluff. Together the couple worked hard to make their life beautiful. The couple rared 26 sled dogs for mushing business.
Kate and her ex-husband also ran survival school. After being divorced, she left Alaska and the TV show with a bit part role in 2015. As a part of the TV show “Life Below Zero,” she earned a significant amount of salary though the exact figure has not come out. Her net worth is around $100,000.