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How Much Is Fisherman Johnathan Hillstrand's Net Worth: Details Of Income And Salary

News by Bean Published on 11 Feb,2019 Updated on 27 Aug,2019

Johnathan Hillstrand is a US-based licensed fisherman and a ship captain who rose to fame after appearing in the Discovery Channel' reality show The Deadliest Catch.      

The captain of 'The FV ' luxury fishing boat gained a lot of fame and fortune from his 37 years long career. How much do you think Johnathan Hillstrand earned as his net worth? Why did he retire after 37 years of a successful career? Know after reading this.    

Johnathan Hillstrand's Net Worth: $2.2 Million

With the career starting from an early age of 17, American Business Person Jonathan Hillstrand has accumulated quite a sum of around $2.2 million as his net worth. His main source of income is from his family business and appearance in the TV series.     

Jonathan along with his brothers got an opportunity to be the lead cast members of the superhit documentary, the Deadliest Catch. Before this, he was a professional fisherman who featured in the GEICO insurance television advertisement.     

CAPTION: Johnathan Hillstrand's Net Worth: $2.5 Million SOURCE: maxresdefault

From the verified source his monthly income is estimated to be $16,000 and weekly he earns $4,000. His daily income was guessed to be about $570 per day.

The show featured their boat, 'FV Time Bandit' whose captain was Jonathan. The boat was not an ordinary boat, it was full of luxury items including big fully featured rooms with a Sauna room.

With gaining popularity through the years he got a chance to star in the Discovery channel's TV show, 'Deadliest Catch' for other six seasons. After 37 years of career in the fishing, he retired and wrote a book with the title 'Time Bandit'.

His income, salary and his lawsuit settlement are given below:

Year Earnings Income
2013
  • Average salary as the captain after cutting out the expenses and all the expenditures
  • $200,000
2017
  • Annual salary from the series the Deadliest Catch for playing as the captain of the ship, FV Time Bandit
  • Payment for lawsuit settlement because of  the injury deckhand after his hand got seriously injured during the filming
  • $200,000
  • $1,400,000

Although of his 37 years of contribution to the entertainment industry and sea investigating department, he never won any awards or nominations. However, his show was nominated in 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards for the four times. 

Why Did Jonathan Hillstrand Left The Discover Channel's Show, The 'Deadliest Catch'?

Jonathan appeared in the season 13 of the Deadliest Catch and then disappeared from the show and entertainment industry. 

According to Sheryl Crow

I will not discuss anything to do with Deadliest Catch in Season 14. Time Bandit isn’t on the show, that’s all I am willing to say.

After some time, the show's broadcasting channel, Discovery Channel filed a lawsuit against Hillstrand brothers. The reason that the channel sued them was for not committing to their work. 

Prior to all, Johnathan is also an occasional writer who authored a book called Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs. The book originally published in the year 2008. It is priced $8.99 for Kindle, $15.7 for Hardcover, $13.53 for Paperback, and $54.99 for Preloaded Digital Audio Player. 

Quick Facts: Jonathan Hillstrand

  • Jonathan Hillstrand was born on 5 August 1962 in Homer, Alaska, the United States to parents; father John Snr
  • He has been married twice. His second wife is Heather Hamilton. The couple married in 2017 after a long courtship.   
  • Hillstrand appeared along with Jake Harris, Edgar Hansen, and other co-stars.
  • He is a huge fan of NASCAR racing in which Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., and other race each other.

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