Andy Bassich Biography
|Date of Birth:||1959|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Andy Bassich|
|Birth Place/City||Washington, DC, USA|
|Profession||American television personality|
|Net Worth||As of 2018, $250K|
|Divorce||Kate Rorke- 2016|
American television personality, Andy Bassich is a reputed star of National Geographic Channel who grabbed worldwide fame following his groundbreaking appearance in the documentary series, Life Below Zero. He is also a musher who takes care of over 37 sled dogs in Alaska so far.
Early Life And Education Of Andy Bassich
Andy Bassich was born in 1958 in Washington, DC, USA, where he spent his childhood and early age before moving to Alaska. His ethnicity is White and holds American nationality.
Bassich attendedJohn F. Kennedy High School. After graduating from high school, Bassich began working as a carpenter to support his family. Later, he moved to Alaska and began rearing dogs to start hunting.
Andy Bassich’s Professional Career
Andy Bassich is a star of National Geographic Channel's Life Below Zero. The show is about those people who live in the remote areas of Alaska and struggle to survive in the wilderness with minimum supplies.
In 1976, he traveled across the country and wanted to visit Alaska but has to return as his sister was getting married. Later on, he went to Alaska to fulfill his dream of living there. During the summer he uses to do gardening and gather garden supplies in the fall.
Previously, he also initiated Dog mushing school and survival school. As of 2018, he resides in Yukon River and owns almost 37 sled dogs.
Andy Bassich’s Net Worth And Source Of Income
Bassich earns a considerable amount from his professional career. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $250K, according to some authorized sources. He earns a reasonable sum from his dog sled as well; he charges around $2,500 per person.
Moreover, Bassich earns around $100,000 from his TV series, Lives Below Zero, as per some online sources.
Andy Bassich’s Wife, Married, And Relationship
Andy Bassich was married to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Rorke. The couple's relationship, however, did not last long and they divorced in 2016. It has been reported that the couple met for the first time in the year 2003. At that time, Andy used to work as a riverboat captain. And whereas his ex-wife Kate visited the wilderness as a tourist. After a few months later, the two started dating which would lead to marriage and wider attention from the public and media too.
As per the sources, Bassich used to abuse his wife verbally and physically which led to their shocking separation.
The couple has also children but the information about them has not revealed yet. Their youngest daughter lives in Canada which we came to know after Rorke revealed it in one of his interviews.
As of 2018, Bassich is living a single life and has not been involved in any love affairs. Whereas, Rorke is living with her daughter in Canada. And in 2019, he started dating Denise Becker, is a trauma nurse.
The reality TV personality met his wife for the first time two years ago in 2017 while she was on a canoe trip with a Boy Scouts troop.
Andy Bassichh's Injury And Accident
Andy Bassichh is in rest for the hip injury he sustained in the winter of 2018. For a few months, he used crutches too.
Talking about his accident, Bassich said
"I've been gone for six months due to a really bad hip injury," he told cameras. "Couldn't get the treatment I needed in Alaska so I headed down to Florida to get the treatment I needed and spent the last six months with my girlfriend Denise."
The incident occurred when Andy was moving a snow machine that was stuck in the snow.
Andy Bassich's Age, Height, And Other Facts
- Andy Bassich's age as of 2019 is 61 years (born in 1958).
- He has a white-colored hair and brown colored eye.
- He is not active in any social media platform.