Fred Hurt is widely known as an American gold miner who has a net worth of $6 million dollars. Fred Hurt is famous for his bold gold digging techniques and is regarded as a professional in the field of gold mining. The go-getter earned his name into the limelight after his good/bad guy appearances in the well-celebrated reality show “Gold Rush”.
- Birthday: 71 years
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: American
- Profession: Professional gold prospector
Fred Hurt Family and Personal Life
Fred Hurt married his girlfriend Jennifer Sheets on the July of 2016. Previously he was married to Lorrayne Frances Leier who passed away in 2015 due to a severe illness.
Bold and uncompromising, Fred, was born and raised up in Minot, North Dakota. Although much information about his first marital kinship is not out in the open, he has been married twice till date, and has a son named Dustin Hunt who has also made appearances, along with his dad, in the TV show “Gold Rush: White Water”.
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- Wife: Jennifer Sheets
- Children: Dustin Hunt (Son)
- Marital Status: Married
After his wife Lorrayne lost the battle of her life, he got enough emotional support from his then friend come executive assistant and a cook for his team crew, Jennifer Sheets.
Today he is happily married and is living a content life along with his wife. We can often see him exchanging warm hugs with his wife on his Facebook page.
Fred Hurt Height and Weight
Fred Hurt body measurements look well maintained. The 70-year-old, despite his age, has managed his body weight moderately which goes well with his overall height.
The robust miner has a fair toned complexion and looks good looking in his own way. Despite being aged, he has not let it drag him down even a little bit and can perform more than a man half his age.
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Although he has managed to balance his body stats, he seemed to be flabby in his early 60’s. Now that he is into gold mining and doing all that extra hiking, he has managed to lose a great deal of weight and has buffed up. All in all, he looks pretty groomed up for men his age.
Fred Hurt – Gold Rush
Fred Hurt became involved in the construction field in his late 60’s. He first worked as a commercial diver in Mexico and got training in underwater construction, annihilation, and salvage. He ultimately made himself skilled in techniques related to gold mining.
Prior to being a gold miner, he has worked as a dock builder and has also served as an oilfield diver in New Orleans.
In the first season of Gold Rush, he first worked with the Hoffman group exploring the Porcupine Creek managing the rookie miners.
Later, he owned the Porcupine Creek kicking out Hoffman and working along with his son Dustin and colleague Paul Behn.
- 2004: Started gold mining exploration in Alaska.
- 2008: Helped in designing, building and operating a gold processing plant which helped him extract nearly 600 ounces of gold from the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle.
Currently, he is making appearances, along with his son, in the daughter series of Gold Rush entitled “Gold Rush: White Water”.
The show is all about exploring the McKinley Creek located at Haines Borough, Alaska and excavating all of the rural places using heavy equipment and industrialized operations.
Although he left the parent series of Gold Rush due to certain disputes among the production authority, he, however, made a comeback in the spin-off series after settling disagreements with the people involved in the show.
We can find further information regarding his latest career activities in the Wiki or his Twitter account.
Fred Hurt Salary and Net Worth
Fred Hurt net worth is estimated to be $6 million. Fred earns an annual salary of about $200,000. The on-screen TV personality has added humongous affluence in his pockets through his work as a gold miner.
Considering his massive lists of achievements, we can say that he has accumulated himself much gold and added a huge net worth in his pockets which shall serve him well in the coming years.
- Salary: $200,000
- Net Worth: $6 million