Rick Steves
Rick Steves
Real Name/Full Name Richard John Steves Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rick Steves
Birth Place: Barstow, California, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10 May 1955
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Blue
Hair Color: Blond and Gray
Parents Name: Father – Richard John Steves
Mother – June Erna Steves
Siblings: Jan and Linda Steves
School: Edmonds-Woodway High School
College: University of Washington
Religion: Lutheranism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Shelley Bryan Wee
Wife/Spouse Name: Anne Steves (m, unknown; div, 2010)
Kids/Children Name: Andy Jackie Steves
Profession: Travel Writer, TV Personality, and Businessperson.
Net Worth: $12 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Rick Steves is a popular American travel writer, TV personality, and businessperson. He is most well-known for his travel shows, “Travels in Europe with Rick Steves” and “Rick Steves’ Europe”. He is equally famous for his travel books, “Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook” and “Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act”.

Well, how well do you know about Rick Steves? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rick Steves’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 Steves to date.

Biography and Early Life

Rick Steves, whose full name is Richard John Steves Jr., was born on the 10th of May 1955 in Barstow, California, U.S. to parents,  Richard John Steves and June Erna Steves (previously, June Erna Fremmerlid). His father worked as a high school band director and piano technician. His family moved to Edmonds, Washington in 1967 when he was 12 years old. His family also owned the piano store, “Steves Sound of Music” which was also located in Edmonds. Coming to his siblings, he has two sisters, Jan and Linda Steves.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rick Steves in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Steves’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 18th April 2024 having been born on 10 May 1955. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


Rick Steves received his education from Edmonds-Woodway High School, which is located in Edmonds in Washington just as the name suggests. After completing his high school education, he went on to the University of Washington, from where he graduated in 1978 with majors in European history and business administration. Apart from that, he has also attended the University of Puget Sound.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rick Steves has been in a relationship with Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee since 2019. He was previously married to Anne Steves but their relationship ended in divorced in 2010. Together, they have a son, Andy Steves, and a daughter, Jackie Steves. His son, Rick runs his own travel company, Weekend Student Adventures Europe, and has also written the popular 2016 travel book, “Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget”. Coming to the other aspects of his personal life, he is a Lutheran Christian and he supports liberation theology.

Is Rick Steves Gay?

Speaking about Rick Steves’s sexual orientation, he is straight and isn’t gay nor bisexual. He has been in a relationship with Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee since 2019. He was previously married to Anne Steves with whom he shares two children. Although he is straight, there were rumors of him being gay, but nothing was ever confirmed.

Professional Career

Rick Steves began his career by teaching travel classes through The Experimental College at the University of Washington. He also began working as a piano teacher and as a tour guide during the summer. In 1979, he wrote the first edition of the popular travel book, “Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook” and self-published the book, the following year.

In 1984, he released the book, “Rick Steves’ Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler”.In 2014, he released the book, “Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act” which was very well received. His travel book, “Rick Steves Italy 2020” was released in 2019 and it was really popular.

He previously ran the store, “Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door” where he provided several services including travel consulting and travel classes. His first TV show, “Travels in Europe with Rick Steves” was released in 1991. The show was pretty successful and he served as the host of the show in each of the 5 seasons.  The first season of his second show, “Rick Steves’ Europe” was released in 2000 and the show was even more successful than the previous show.

There are 11 seasons of the show and served as the host, writer, and producer of the show in each of those seasons.  His production company is named Back Door Productions and has produced both of his shows through it. He also runs the radio show, “Travel with Rick Steves” and has his mobile application, “Rick Steves’ Audio Europe”.


  • Rick Steves was the winner of the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award for Travel – Essay for his book, “Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act”.
  • Rick Steves was honored with Wittenberg Award for “outstanding service to church and society” by the Luther Institute.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Steves in 2024

Rick Steves Net Worth
Rick Steves Net Worth

Rick Steves has garnered a net worth of $12 Million as of 2024. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a TV personality, writer, and businessperson. He has been immensely successful in creating his own identity as a travel writer and TV personality and this net worth is only going to grow with time.

Rick Steves is a great travel writer and the records prove that. He is involved in philanthropic works as well which shows the kind of heart he has. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining and inspiring us like he always has.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here