Rick Ness rose to stardom through his involvement in the reality TV show “Gold Rush: Alaska”, serving as the right hand to one of the most successful cast members, Parker Schnabel. Rick has been in the show since the second season, which has steadily increased his popularity and wealth.
So, do you want to find out more about Rick Ness, from his early life to most recent career endeavors and his personal life as well, if yes then stay with us for a while as we are about to bring you closer to one of the stars of “Gold Rush: Alaska”.
Rick Ness Bio: Age, Early Life, Twin Brother, and Education
Rick Ness was born on the 5th March 1981, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, so is now 37 years old. There isn’t much information about his childhood, only that he has a twin brother, whose name he hasn’t revealed to the public. When it comes to his education, Rick also remains silent, though we know that he went to college, where he played football. He was quite good on the field and wanted to carry on with football as a professional, but an unfortunate leg injury cut his career short, so he chose music soon after leaving university.
Before Rick became a famous TV personality, he launched a career in music; during his recovery from the leg injury, Rick took an upright bass in his hands, and formed the music band which he named 357 Stringband. His music skills were becoming better, and the band eventually released its debut album “Ghost Town”.
They started touring across the US, while also recording new music, and releasing two more albums “Fire & Hail”, and “Lightning From the North”. It was during one of his tours that he met Parker Schnabel in Alaska, and the two became acquainted which eventually resulted in a business partnership.
“Gold Rush: Alaska”, Did He Leave the Show?
Rick’s parents owned a construction company, where he would often work on heavy machinery, and which gave him enough experience to help Parker with his own heavy machinery. Gradually, Rick’s role in Parker’s team increased, and from being a truck driver rose to foreman and the leader of the team, a position just behind Parker.
He joined the show “Gold Rush: Alaska” officially in its second season, and remained under Parker until the end of the eighth season, and from its ninth season Rick has become a mine boss. So he didn’t leave the show, quite the opposite – he became his own boss. This only increased his wealth, and he now receives $20,000 per episode of the “Gold Rush: Alaska” series.
Rick Ness Net Worth
Though he struggled to find his calling since the leg injury which stopped his football career, he found his way and now is one of the most successful cast members of the “Gold Rush” franchise. So, have you ever wondered how rich Rick Ness is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ness’ net worth is as high as $500,000, while his annual salary and income is around $150,000. Pretty impressive, don’t you think? Undoubtedly, his net worth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that he successfully continues his career.
Rick Ness Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
What do you know about Rick in his personal life? Well, he hasn’t been very open when it comes to details that are not in relation to his professional work, but we have managed to discover some facts about this famed TV personality and a successful gold miner. For now, Rick remains single and is primarily focused on his career as a gold miner.
Rick Ness Internet Fame
Over the years, Rick has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter. His official Facebook page has close to 100,000 followers, with whom he has shared his most recent career endeavors, such as his work at the gold mine, among many other posts. You can find Rick on Twitter as well, on which he has close to 70,000 fans, and has also used this social media platform to promote his work.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent TV personality and gold miner, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages and see what he is up to next.
Rick Ness Body Measurements and Tattoos
Rick is an avid tattoo fan, and has numerous tattoos across his body; he has several tattoos on his right arm too, and has also shared a picture of his neck tattoo. When it comes to his height and weight, we can only say that he stands at 5ft 9ins, which is equal to 1.79m. His weight is yet to be discovered, as well as other vital statistics.