Ray Mears Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Feb, 2021
Facts of Ray Mears
Date of Birth: 1964 , February-7
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet
Name Ray Mears
Birth Name Raymond Paul Mears
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Coulsdon and Purley, Surrey, England
Profession Woodsman, Instructor, Businessman, Author, TV Presenter
Net Worth $1 Million
Married Yes
Married to Ruth (2009 - present)
Children 2
Divorce Rachel (2005 - 2006) ( her death)
Education Downside Preparatory School, Reigate Grammar School
Online Presence Instagram, Official Site
TV Show World of Survival, Wild Food, Extreme Survival, Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness, Survival with Ray Mears, The One Show, How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears, The Wright Stuff, Wild Australia with Ray Mears
Books The Survival Handbook (1990), The Outdoor Survival Handbook (1992), Ray Mears' World of Survival (1997), Bushcraft (2002), Essential Bushcraft (2003), The Real Heroes of Telemark: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Stop Hitler's Atomic Bomb (2003), Ray Mears' Bushcraft Survival (2005), Wild Food by Ray Mears & Professor Gordon Hillman (2007), Ray Mears Goes Walkabout (2008), Vanishing World - A Life of Bushcraft (2008), Northern Wilderness (2009), My Outdoor Life (2013), Out on the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest (2016), Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors (2020)
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Ray Mears is an English craftsman, instructor, author, businessman, and television presenter most known for TV shows like Ray Mears' Bushcraft, Extreme Survival, Ray Mears' World of Survival, Wild Britain with Ray Mears, Survival with Ray Mears, and Ray Mears Goes Walkabout.

How Old Is Ray Mears? What Is His Height?

Ray Mears was born Raymond Paul Mears on February 7, 1964, in Coulsdon and Purley, Surrey, England. Ray is 57 years old and stands at 6 feet (1.83 meters).  

Who Is Ray Mears' Wife? Does He Have Children?

Ray Mears is currently married to his second wife, Ruth, with whom he has been married since 2009. They currently reside in Sussex, England, with Ruth's son from a previous marriage.  

Ray Mears and his second wife Ruth SOURCE: The Ray Mears & Woodlore Bushcraft Blog

His first wife, Rachael, was one of the attendees of his survival course in 1992. They hit it off and dated for 13 years before getting married in 2005, having two children in the process. They were only married for a year before Rachael passed away in 2006 at the age of 50 due to breast cancer.   

Career And Net Worth

Ray Mears began a bushcraft company named Woodlore in 1983. The company led to his meteoric rise in success. Woodlore still operates successfully to this day and has been adapted into an online store.    

He began appearing in TV shows like BBC's Tracks and went on to star in his own survival show Ray Mears' World of Survival.       

He has since been seen in a slew of similar TV programs including Wild Food, Extreme Survival, Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness, Survival with Ray Mears, The One Show, How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears, The Wright Stuff, and Wild Australia with Ray Mears.  

Ray Mears in Ray Mears' Extreme Survival SOURCE: YouTube

Besides that, Mears is a published author with over a dozen books under his belt, including 1990's The Survival Handbook, 1992's The Outdoor Survival Handbook, 1997's Ray Mears' World of Survival, 2002's Bushcraft, and his latest, 2020's Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoor. Besides survival handbooks, Mears has also dabbled in non-fiction with his 2003 book The Real Heroes of Telemark: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Stop Hitler's Atomic Bomb

As of this writing, Ray Mears is believed to have a net worth of around $1 million according to some online sources. 

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