Shelby Stanga
Shelby Stanga
Real Name/Full Name Shelby Stanga
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shelby Stanga
Birth Place: Bedico, Los Angeles, United States of America
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 January 1960
Age/How Old: 63 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Donna Stanga
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: TV personality and presenter
Net Worth: $1 million
Last Updated: April 2023

Shelby Stanga is an icon to reckon with who rose to fame because of appearing as the star of The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man. He is a TV personality and a presenter who never ceases to amaze his fans. He portrays Swamp Man’s role in that show, and one can say without fear of contradiction Shelby Stanga does it quite well.

In most cases, he is usually cutting trees, and his surrounding is marshy most of the time. Besides appearing on The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man, he also appeared in Ax Men. It is a History Channel television reality show revolving around logging, which has been in existence since 2009.

Well, how well do you know about Shelby Stanga? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shelby Stanga’s net worth in 2023, 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 Shelby Stanga to date.

Biography and Early Life

Shelby Stanga was born on the very first day of 1960, which is obviously 1st January. His place of birth was the United States of America, in particular Bedico, Los Angeles. The names of his parents and whether he has siblings or not remain a mystery up to date.

Nevertheless, there are a number of things about his childhood that are in the public domain. One of them is the life he led, which was quite challenging given his age back then. His cousins, Richard, Johnny, Jimy, Kelly, and Louis, learned survival tactics from none other than Shelby Stanga. They would often stay together in swamps surviving from crawfish, coons, turtles, gators, birds, and fish.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shelby Stanga in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Shelby Stanga’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 1st April 2023 having been born on 1 January 1960. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.


As much as the name of the school that Shelby Stanga attended is unknown, it is no secret that he was once a student in a high school. After all, it is at that time that his career as a presenter commenced. Whether he graduated and, if yes, furthered his studies is again something that the public has no idea about, no doubt.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Shelby Stanga’s wife goes by the name Donna Stanga, and the two have been husband and wife since 2003. In 2017, the couple made an appearance in one of the episodes of Jehova’s Witnesses. When it comes to his family members, only his wife is not a mystery.

Do they have kids, and if yes, how many? Again, that’s something hard to tell due to the same issue, scanty information. Consequently, it goes without saying that the other members’ names, if any, are unknown.

The couple lives in a house in Louisiana not far from Lake Pontchartrain. It is on a lake’s edge with an area of 3.5 acres.

Is Shelby Stanga Gay?

Much may not be in the public domain about Shelby Stanga, but one thing remains clear. His sexual orientation is straight. Since 2003, almost two decades so far, he has been married to Donna Stanga, a woman. Therefore, one can say without fear of contradiction that Shelby Stanga is not gay. On the other hand, not even a single rumor suggests that he has ever been with another man. So, he is not bisexual either.

Professional Career

Professionally, Shelby Stanga is a television presenter. Interestingly, he started following this career path back in high school. In addition to being a renowned TV presenter, he also works for the History Channel. Equally important, he portrays the lead character of the Swamp Man in The Legend of Shelby. For quite some time, he has been doing that since the show’s premiere goes way back to 2013 on 6th August.

Shelby also appears on its spin-off dubbed Ax Men. This reality television series is already running for the 9th season. They are reality shows revolving around the challenges that loggers go through. Its set up is usually Louisiana’s bayou. Besides the two shows, he also has a third one by the name Swamp Man Shelby.


So far, Shelby Stanga has not earned any awards. However, that should not be mistaken for lack of skills whatsoever. After all, people who watch their show can tell that he is good at what he does.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shelby Stanga in 2023

Shelby Stanga Net Worth
Shelby Stanga Net Worth

As of 2023, Shelby Stanga’s net worth is approximately $1 million. He has several income sources: his career as a TV presenter and a reality television personality. So far, he has made appearances in several reality shows. His estimated salary per episode is about $70,000. He also owns a house and a 3.5-acre farm. All those contribute significantly to Shelby Stanga’s net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • If Shelby Stanga were to choose between sleeping in his house or the swamps, he would choose the latter without hesitation.
  • His favorite sleeping spot is usually along the Tangipahoa River, Louisiana, next to a boat either on a hammock or in a sleeping bag
  • Often are times when he has to dive into the water in search of logs
  • During a particular interview, one could see a long barrel revolver protruding in one of Shelby’s camouflage hunting boots
  • In preparation for diving, sometimes he has to put pounds of diving weights of more than 100 pounds, a hard hat, and steel-toed shoes.
  • He has a photo collection comprising of Civil War-era coins, broken clay pipes, and other artifacts
  • While in search of logs, he also comes across treasures and sunken ships
  • You can easily spot scars from turtle bites and snake as he was going about with his logging. He also comes across other harmful and harmless critters.

It is interesting how Shelby Stanga transformed his passion into a well-paying career. His love for the swamps was evident since his childhood days. After growing up, he became a member of the AX Men reality show. It is such roles that have earned him the swamp man moniker. Fortunately, his efforts have not been in vain. He is not only famous but also has a considerable net worth. He also continues to work hard hence bound to get more famous and richer with time. His love for wildlife is also intriguing.


  1. Shelby 10/9/21
    My hubby of 33yrs and I started watching ( Defy-T.V) “Gave up cable after hubbys accident”
    Point- on “Ax Men” we were floored by your personality, how you cared for your family and Friends. We have Not seen Swapman/Return of Swampman, but known we would love it. I hardly watch T.v. ( Hubby does) I walked in to him watching Ax Men with you. Now? Its our time together. During Hurricane Fall 2021? We were laying in bed, prayed and @ sametime started talking about you and your family’s safety.
    I told him? If he is safe? I believe its not an act that you help people. That your helping and Salvaging for sake of others.
    My husband is 61, I am 6yrs younger. We live in Nashville. He badly wants to met you and your ” lucky leprechaun” and go out with you one day.
    With your celebrity statis? He believes you wouldn’t let a regular person, have a couple hours experience with you.
    I believe otherwise.
    I hope you read this. Terrible time we are living in, BUT LIVING @ BOTH OUR AGE IS A MUST!💖
    He is looking to cross it off his ( Bucket List) YOU ARE ON HIS LIST….I know your wife n I would get along very well.
    Hope you answer, even to say ( Sorry unable)



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