|Real Name/Full Name
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|March 5th, 1981
|42 years old
|In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|In Kilograms – 45.3
In Pounds – 100 lbs
|Light Brown Hair
|Father – Richard Ness
Mother – Judy Marie Bedard
|Escanaba High School
|United States of America
|Former musician, gold miner
Rick Ness is a 42-year-old reality TV star, most known for his appearance on the series, “Gold Rush”. Recently, he made headlines with his want to mine gold in the middle of the pandemic.
Well, how well do you know about Rick Ness? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rick Ness’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Rick Ness to date.
Biography and Early Life
Ness was born in Escanaba, Michigan to Richard Ness and Judy Marie Bedard. In the year 2003, he then moved to Milwaukee in the United States.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Rick Ness in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Ness’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 27th February 2024 having been born on 5 March 1981. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 100 lbs in Pound and 45.3kg in Kilograms.
Rick went to the Escanaba Area High School and graduated in the year 1999. N=However, not much information is known on the college he went to.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Ness has a twin brother named Randy Ness, who works as a machinist for their family construction company. Randy is married to Jen Ness and the pair is parents to two children.
Ness’s parents got separated many years ago after which he moved to Michigan. He then got her mother home and helped her set up her own fast food shop in Brown Street, named “Subby’s”.
In the year 2018, his mother, Judy died of terminal cancer at the age of 55.
Not much is known of Richard Ness’s present and past relationships as he prefers to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Neither has he been spotted with anyone with whom he seemed to have remotely shared a bond with nor has he been open regarding the same.
Is Rick Ness Gay?
There have been much rumor’s about Rick’s sexual orientation but none of them were true. No, Rick Ness is not gay. He is a cisgender, heterosexual, straight male. He is married and has a beautiful family with two children. He is married to Jen Ness.
It rather comes across as a shock that when Rick started out, he neither dreamt of being a miner nor a musician. He used to play football during the early years of his life and had also joined the college football collective. However, he suffered an injury in his head right when he was about to start out as a professional player.
Ness, apart from being a professional gold miner, is a part of a band titled “.357 Stringband” and has so far released as many as three extended plays with them. When asked about his sudden interest in singing, he opens up about the rather bizarre opportunity that knocked on his doors.
In 2003, he had gone to watch his favorite band play live but another band had taken their spot and were performing terribly. After the show, he then approached the members and they let him be a part of the group and play the upright bass for them. They released three albums – “Ghost Town”, “Fire and Hail” and “Lightning From The North” in the years 2006, 2008, and 2010, respectively, before splitting up in late 2011.
Speaking of his career as a miner, Rick gathered all his heavy machinery expertise way before he got into “Gold Rush”, as he had started working with his brother Randy Ness at their family construction company in Escanaba, early on in his life.
He met Parker Schnabel, a mining prospect while he was touring with his band at the Southeast Alaskan Fair, nine months after which he got offered the reality show “Gold Rush”. Considering his strengths and multifarious abilities, he was soon promoted to be a foreman on the show.
After being on the show with Parker for six years, Ness sought to mine his own gold. In the ninth season of “Gold Rush,” he can be seen mining his own gold with his own crew.
Apart from featuring in the “Gold Rush”, Rick has not had any major recognitions. He has achieved an extremely loyal audience as it was tough for them to watch Gold Rush without Ness In it.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Ness in 2024
The well-known gold miner has an estimated net worth of $5 Million as of 2024. He has made most of this fortune from his appearance on the TV show “Gold Rush” and by mining gold. A significant part of his earning has also come from the shows and performances he did as a member of the band, “.357 Stringband”.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
1) Before being a miner and a bass player, Rick Ness played football till he suffered a leg injury that forced him to quit the game.
As a youngster, Rick Ness had always been passionate about football and wanted to pursue it as a professional career but had to quit it midway due to a grievous injury. However, he did not bog down and went on to be a bass player during the course of which he met Parker Schnabel, who let in his show “Gold Rush” owing to the exemplary skills he had honed as a mechanic at a construction business run by his family. He is the literal embodiment of hard work and grit in the truest sense.